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Reviews

Jessica Polizzotti - Ten Best Local Expert

Victoria's is an upscale name for a neighborhood diner! It’s open late and serves some of the tastiest, old-fashioned American eats around: cheeseburgers, fries, meatloaf, hot turkey sandwiches, pot pie, and other familiar favorites. Waitresses know regulars by name and always greet visitors with a warm smile. It’s a very casual and friendly sort of place. Plus, the prices are just right so you’ll be back before you know it. Hidden in a spot that looks a little shady, this diner is well worth the seemingly seedy surroundings. Don’t worry – it’s safe!

Vinny Garette

In a gritty, blue collar section of South Boston sits Victoria’s Diner. It’s not near any historical landmarks and tourists probably have no reason to stop in for a meal at 1024 Massachusetts Avenue. Perhaps the only claim to fame is that it is just around the corner from the administrative headquarters of the Boston Fire Department.

But the day I visited around noon it was bustling with activity, every seat at the counter was taken and most of the booths were full. I was warmly greeted by the hostess and cheerfully given a menu by a young waitress. It was indeed service with a smile, something that was noticeably absent from some of the posh places downtown. I had learned of the place from a friend of the owners, Damian & Sheree Marciante, and went to meet them and give greetings from The Keystone State. But it was their day off and I missed the opportunity to make their acquaintance.

In looking over the brand new menu just initiated that day I found some old favorites and things with a new twist. But being the traditionalist that I am I ordered up some clam chowder and a grilled Cuban sandwich for my meal. It was honest to goodness, stick to your ribs good American food that didn’t break the bank. I lingered over my meal as I reviewed my city map and plotted my next adventure. And with the kind advice of the waitress, eventually made my way to venerable Fenway Park.

Stan G.

A great find! Excellent and friendly service with great food in perfect proportions. Everything was hot
when served and our waitress was attentive and accommodating. Plenty of available parking. Seated
immediately on Saturday morning
Stan G.
Brewster, MA

Eric Reese S.

My boyfriend and I come here ALL the time!!! This usually is our first place to go when it comes to
breakfast or late night meals after a red sox game. The food taste good and the portion size leaves you
full..Normally my boyfriend and I will get the french toast which is the best french toast I have tasted in
a long time.. I can honestly say you will not be disappointed if you eat anything off their breakfast menu.
The wait staff is also very friendly and very attentive.
Eric-Reese S.
Boston, MA

Dan G.

I came here way back in the day when it was under different ownership, and boy am I glad I came back.
The diner was nicely renovated, clean, a little too bright though (lights), but their menu was awesome.
Whatever you want, they probably have it. I had the meat loaf which comes with two sides, I got
two veggies and everything was delicious. Only confusing thing was the menu description says that it
comes with mashed potatoes, but it doesn’t, so if that is what you want, be sure to order it! The onion
rings were also delicious, beer battered and fried yummmmmm. We also got a chocolate cream pie
for dessert…actually they were awesome and gave us two slices for being so awesome, so yeah! The
parking can be a bit tight, so try to go on off hours or good luck finding a spot if the lot is filled up
Dan G.
Winthrop, MA

Jimmy G.

Breakfast is the way to go at Victoria’s. The home-made hash is great, service is always friendly and fast.
My EMS friends in the city frequent here. Good food at reasonable prices. Right on Mass. Ave, so an
easy few minutes from the airport.
Jimmy G.
Boston, MA

Michael R.

That Banana Bread. Admit it, you can’t help but fiend for the the stuff (I’m not afraid to admit it), and
Victoria’s has a killer recipe. Warm, delicious, and packing a little crunch, it’s definitely up there with the
best I’ve had. Order a round or two for the table and watch it disappear. V’s has a few solid omlettes
too. The Lumberjack will definitely help send you descend sweet, sweet food coma, and I’ve had my
eye on the Hashlette for awhile. Plus, they’ve got booze (not just beer and wine, but the good stuff) and
pretty decent coffee. So you can keep that all-night bender going, or recover from one, if you’re feeling
a bit responsible. Victoria’s is 24 hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, so you’ve got ample
chances to fall into either category. Get your breakfast on.
Michael R.
Boston, MA

Sean R.

OMG… what year is this? The waitresses are classic (literally) and the food is phenomenal. It felt
exactly like the diner my mom worked at growing up and the service and food was top notch. HAVE TO
TRY IT!!!
Sean R.
Manhattan, NY

Chelsie H.

You want to know what Victoria’s secret is???
She owns a diner. A diner that serves pancakes so delicious that you will never fit into the microscopic
lingerie she peddles.
Victoria’s Diner has only recently come into my life, since the advent of Nala, my little truck with the
dent in the tailgate. A whole new world of breakfast possibilities has opened up, since I’m too lazy to get
on the train to go to breakfast, but I will absolutely drive, semi-awake, un-showered to breakfast Mecca.
My Saturday/Sunday morning tradition has become to text Anouska B. to confirm that we’re both
awake, stumble down the hall, rub our eyes and blink at each other, then pile into Nala and off to
Southie we go. Victoria’s Diner is conveniently located right on Mass Ave, by the South Bay plaza, and
while it looks like your run of the mill, standard little diner, I assure you, it is much more than that. After
finding somewhere to park Nala, which can be a challenge, given the itsy-bitsy parking area behind
Vickie’s, we are always greeted with a warm smile and a ‘hello’ and seated right away. There are two
dining rooms, so there is ample room for everyone, be you a party of two, or a party of six. Clean, cutely
kitschy, simple without being shabby, you will feel comfortable here immediately. Victoria’s menu spans
from Omelette-Ville, to French Toast-Town. And everything in between. Hash, oatmeal, pancakes,
bagels, breakfast sandwiches. Anything you want, any way you want it, they got it. Or they will do it for
you. Every member of the waitstaff is friendly and helpful. Oh, and they have mimosas!! A thousand
internets to you, Vickie’s. A few of the all stars would be the pancakes- fluffy and delicious and exactly
everything a diner pancake should be- the Nutella/banana french toast (which I got with strawberries
instead because bananas are anathema to me), the Norwegian omelette (salmon, cream cheese,
capers), and the Eggs and Cakes, which is two pancakes, two eggs any way, toast, and home fries. Oh
LAWD are the home fries delicious. I have found every plate that I have ever ordered to be ENORMOUS,
so beware ordering everything the hunger devils bid you order. Fancy-schmancy these dishes may be
not, but filling they most definitely are. They tend to get a bit busier after 11:00 a.m., but that doesn’t
mean you will be forced to wait. I think the longest wait I’ve had was just the time it took for the waiter
to peep at a table, grab two menus and seat us. If you’re looking for an upscale, pinkys-out brunch
experience, head to Newbury Street or downtown. If you are looking for cozy, comfy, friendly,
AFFORDABLE yummeh-ness beyond comparison, look no farther than this sweet, syrup-y little Mass Ave
gem!
Chelsie H.
Boston, MA

Lola A.

This is one of my favorite places for breakfast! Service is always great and the food is always delicious.
You can’t go wrong with the Nutella french toast. The combination of their perfect french toast and
chocolatey-hazelnutty goodness is a great way to stat the day. They’re also great late nights on the
weekend. Surprisingly, the service is still good even with a packed diner at 2am. Just expect to wait a
little bit because a lot of people go after the bars and clubs close.
Lola A.
Lowell, MA

Ann S.

Best place for some late night breakfast food. The servers are friendly and the food is great. Ihop or
Victoria’s Diner? You’d be crazy not to come here! Only downside is they’re only opened 24/7 Fridays
and Saturdays. I wish it was more!
Ann S.
Boston, MA

Aaron R.

Basically the best. I happened by Victoria’s Diner when returning a UHaul for my sister down on the
wrong side of the tracks. The service was super prompt and super friendly. It was about 2 in the
afternoon – myself and the moving crew had some sandwiches, breakfast dishes, clam chowder, salads,
lemonades, the works… Just the right amount of busy and it was 2 on a Tuesday no less. Great vibe,
great prices, good food. A+
Aaron R.
Boston, MA

Adam A.

Being from NJ, the crappiest part about living in Boston is the minimal amount of Diners. Victoria’s does
a great imitation of Jersey’s finest. 24 hours, liquor license, and cheap-tasty food. Most likely, nothing
will knock your socks off, but in terms of a diner, Victoria’s has just about everything you might be
looking for.
Adam A.
Boston, MA

Alex B.

There are very few left real diners and family restaurant in US and Boston and Victoria diners
has been in business for more than half century. Big corporations standardized pretty much
everything…therefore its a real pleasure to be in a nice family diners where great food and friendly
service make you feel welcome and at home. If you wanna experience a traditional home American
hospitality and have a great homemade food…Victoria diners its a place to be for me.
Alex B.
Manhattan, NY

Sue H.

You really can’t go wrong with Victoria’s Diner. It’s an institution for locals, especially because it’s open
24-hours on the weekends. No matter what time of day you go, in the AM or PM, you’re bound to get
solid food and service. The egg plant fries here are ahhh-mazing! I get them every single time I eat
here and there always delicious. I’m also a huge fan of their breakfast items, which are all pretty good.
Dinner-wise, I’d go for the steak tips or mesclun steak salad. Very well-seasonedAt the end of the day,
the food here is pretty standard diner fare. I’d generally probably give them a 3-star review if it wasn’t
for these three reasons:
1) They satisfy my late-night munchies/hunger on the weekends, which is perfect for when I’m
waitressing and get out at 1am. Industry-friendly hours +++
2) No frills, good and consistent service. I’ve been here a million times and I’ve never had any
issues with the service or my food.
3) Did I mention how much I love those egg plant fries??
Sue H.
Boston, MA

Tim F.

Simply good diner food. ‘Nuff said
Tim F.
Boca Raton, FL

Imran G.

Classic diner with plenty of pizazz and atmosphere.
Nutella french toast. Something so trivial yet unheard of elsewhere. Simple, yet elegant. Sweet and
filling. Fluffy and light. Gosh, how perfect it was to finish off our Saturday brunch with this delectable
treat. For about $6 it was ridiculously large and definitely very filling. Great way for us to finish our meal
after having their “Spanish omelette” with home fries.
I’m not going to get picky over naming, but an omellete with onions, peppers, tomatoes, and cheddar
cheese with salsa is “Mexican” not “Spanish”. But that’s ok, because I was craving an omelette like this
since I’ve been in Boston. Perfect amount of veggies and cheese topped with some salsa, served with
toast and home fries makes an excellent combo. All of this for a VERY VERY fair price.
No complaints here, just happy memories. Fiancee is still looking at the menu online, even though its
only been a few hours since we ate. I guess that means she’s ready to go back.
Imran G.
Boston, MA

Stacy T.

Definitely love this place! The food tasted great and it’s not over priced! We ordered the supremo
omelette and also corn beef hashed eggs Benedict & it blew my mind away how great it tasted. The
home fries are also home made with some onions in it which adds great flavors. Only thing I didn’t like
was the service, I felt like the waitress was too busy talking & didn’t come around enough to check up on
us. Besides her ok service the breakfast food is so delicious here!
Stacy T.
Randolph, MA

Nika C.

Grilled banana bread and chicken apple sausage – yummers!
Its everything you want a diner to be. Great food. Open late. easy to get to. Neighborhood-y place
Nika C.
Dorchester, Boston, MA

Mike K.

Best corned beef hash i have ever tasted reasonable prices love diners and this was as great one..very
good service
Mike K.
Silver Spring, MD

Neal A.

I eat at Victoria’s often and I love this place. Breakfasts are delicious with a good variety. The prices are
affordable as well. This is a great urban diner with the foods you usually associate with a diner. By the
way, the 10 inch high carrot cake is unbelievable – a must. Neal
Neal A.
Boston, MA

C R.

Driven by this place for 20+ years before I decided to venture it. Why did I wait so long? (Then again 20
years ago, it was a different neighborhood…fortunatel-y it’s no longer a place where you speed through
with your doors locked!) GREAT PLACE TO EAT. BIG FOOD. INEXPENSIVE. DINER FOOD. Need I say
more? There’s always a cast of characters (working and dining) here. It’s open around the clock and
they take credit cards. Doesn’t get any easier than that! LOVE THE BACK ROOM (then again I tend to
love any place that has a back room!) BoomchickawowWOW!
C R.
Norfolk, MA