Best Diner

Ardmore Tea Room, 6499 Quinpool, 423-7523

The venerable Ardmore takes home Best Diner honours yet again. The early, early 4am opening makes it a natural breakfast place for those late, late, nights. Those great fishcakes and beans, or a few crispy slices of bologna are good for what ails you. It’s cheap, clean and it’s got a character all it’s own. Get there early to hear the cabbies talk about weird fares; it’s entertaining. I’m told there are regulars that have three meals a day at the Ardmore, probably for the conversation as much as the food.

Runner-up: South End Diner, 1128 Barrington, 492-0271

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