Top 11 Boston Eateries From 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives'

We rounded up each of Guy Fieri's picks for best casual eateries (and their tempting dishes) in the Boston area
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These popular Boston shops got the 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' seal of approval.

The Boston area is known for some eclectic fine dining, from Menton’s small plates, to the award-winning excellence at O Ya (which the New York Times named the best restaurant outside New York), but it’s not all about fine, waterfront dining. Sometimes you’re just in the mood to eat some thick, creamy New England clam chowder from a greasy-spoon diner.

We dug deep and found the best casual eateries and comfort food-havens in Boston, Cambridge, Peabody and other surrounding towns, as featured on Guy Fieri’s Food Network show: “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” On the show, fiery chef, Guy Fieri visits casual eateries and samples some of the best dishes these diners, drive-in's, and dives have to offer.

From lobster ravioli the size of your fist at Rino’s Place, to a meaty and melty pastrami sandwich at Sam La Grassa’s and to a little burger joint where the long list of burger specials are all named after celebrities, we've got you covered in Beantown. Guy has really uncovered some of the best high-calorie dishes at the homiest dives in Boston, with diner-worthy prices that range from a $7 pastrami sandwich to a $16 poblano food.

For a more in-depth look at Boston's best diners, drive-ins, and dives, check out our slideshow

Italian Express Pizzeria 

336 Sommer Street
Boston, MA 02128
(617) 561-0038
Average Plate: $13
Must Try: Rolled Eggplant Menino


Sam La Grassa’s

44 Province St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 357-6861
Average plate: $12
Must Try: Chipotle Pastrami


Boston Burger Company 

37 Davis Sq,
Somerville, MA 02144
Average plate: $10
Must-try: Mac Attack


Angela’s Café 

131 Lexington Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 567-4972
Average plate: $16
Must Try: Chilaquiles Verdes


284 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445
Average plate: $7
Must Try: Pork Fennel Sandwich


Rino’s Place 

258 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-7412
Average plate: $14
Must Try: Lobster Ravioli


Greek Corner 

2366 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 661-5655
Average plate: $9
Must Try: Corner’s Special Gyro


The Little Depot Diner 

1 Railroad Ave, Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 977-7775
Average plate: $8
Must Try: Monte Depot


Bartley’s Burger Cottage 

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
Average plate: $12
Must Try: Tom Brady Burger


Mike’s City Diner 

1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-9393
Average plate: $10
Must Try: Turkey Dinner


Kelly’s Diner

674 Broadway (Ball Square)
Somerville MA 02144
(617) 623-8102
Average plate: $7
Must Try: Homemade Corned Beef Hash Special

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