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Taqueria El Amigo 196 Willow St, Waltham
Taqueria El Amigo
Mexican • $

Taqueria El Amigo

196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

Looking for authentic mexican food? Say less. This is it. Lengua and cabeza are my favorite. Usually get tacos but the burrito is also delicious! Salsa and...

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Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We picked Vinotta's for our company Christmas Party, even though none of us had ever been there before. Our party of 8 was sat at an elegant round table...

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  • Superb272 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

the food was great our server was very helpful in choosing dishes i had the chicken 'Schnitzel' which was excellent the breading was delicious excellent food...

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  • Superb437 Reviews4.5
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham 286 Moody St, Waltham
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham
Sushi • $$

Ponzu Izakaya Waltham

286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02451

This is a great spot when looking to good quality sushi at a reasonable price. The customer service was on point!! I would definitely recommend this place and...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.6
Ak's Waltham 559 South St, Waltham
Ak's Waltham
Fast Food • $

Ak's Waltham

559 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

Got a spicy Italian sub and sweet potato fries. Both were very good and the counter staff were really friendly. And it wasn't too expensive. Good food,...

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  • Superb127 Reviews4.6
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

My first time here and had a great time. Very nice space and furnishings were spot on. Food and service were excellent. Great wine list and mixed drinks. Beef...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.5
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Food was deliciousIt was served promptlyThe service was done with Big ? heart felt smiles from everyone behind the counter.It was my first visit but I'll...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.6
Fulciniti's Market 121 Hammond St, Waltham
Fulciniti's Market
Italian

Fulciniti's Market

121 Hammond St, Waltham, MA 02451

The go-to without a doubt. Chicken Parm & Italians compete with the best, fresh Bread is unmatched & Pizza by the slice is Waltham's best kept...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.8
The Sub-Way 235 Newton St, Waltham
The Sub-Way
Pizza • $

The Sub-Way

235 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

The only reason I know this spot exists is bc my friend Dave (hellooo David) worked here back in the day when they opened. The owner (Other Dave) started this...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.8
The Gaff 467 Moody St, Waltham
The Gaff
Pubs • $$

The Gaff

467 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I always enjoy popping into The Gaff for drinks and sometimes a bite to eat. Friendly bartenders and fair prices. Gets busy some weeknights and always...

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Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

We tried Wilson's for the first time today. As soon as we walked in we saw huge corn and blueberry muffins. I had to have one. They were huge and moist. I...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.5
Karibu Restaurant 10 Crescent St, Waltham
Karibu Restaurant
African • $$

Karibu Restaurant

10 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453

Put simply, incredible Ugandan food that will make you feel like you are right in Kampala. True Ugandan hospitality included. Matooke? Check. Chapati? Check....

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.5
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar 388 Moody St, Waltham
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Tapas Bar • $$

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We went here for drinks on a friends birthday and sat at the bar. I had the blueberry ginger mojito. I really enjoyed it is was very refreshing and different...

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  • Superb361 Reviews4.3
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

The food was quite good- we had guacamole with pork, and several of the small tacos. The drinks were also amazing! The service was just very odd, not in a good...

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  • Superb337 Reviews4.3
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar 240 Moody St, Waltham
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar
Cuban • $$

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar

240 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This restaurant is worth going out of one's way for. Everything out of the kitchen was fabulous. Cuban style guacamole was the best ever! Ceviche...

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  • Superb319 Reviews4.3
Masao's Kitchen 581 Moody St, Waltham
Masao's Kitchen
Vegetarian

Masao's Kitchen

581 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This is one of the only vegan restaurants near where I work, so I tried it last year. Due to the COVID pandemic, all of the food was cooked and pre-packaged so...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.7
Mi Tierra 585 Moody St, Waltham
Mi Tierra
Salvadoran • $$

Mi Tierra

585 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

My only regret is that I did not ask if their house hot sauce was for sale. Another visit is in order. The Pollo Y Carne was excellent. The steak and chicken...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.6
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Nice experience at the bistro last evening. The restaurant has good ambience and chill vibes. We were quickly seated at a table near the windows and received...

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  • Superb267 Reviews4.3
Sweet Basil on Moody 469 Moody St, Waltham
Sweet Basil on Moody
Italian

Sweet Basil on Moody

469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I've only been here once but it was to celebrate a fellow traveler breaking free and heading back home. We came here for a celebratory dinner and it did...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
Carl's Steak Subs 55 Prospect St, Waltham
Carl's Steak Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Carl's Steak Subs

55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

Amazing sandwiches. I would give it 4.5 stars. I had the Mexican and the wife had a steak, cheese, and mushroom.. One kid had the BBQ and one kid had just a...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.3
Gracie's Kitchen 39 Emerson Rd, Waltham
Gracie's Kitchen
Caterers

Gracie's Kitchen

39 Emerson Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

I eat here when I can. They’re always pleasant and the smells coming from the kitchen are fantastic. Support local and eat at Gracies ?. Looking forward for...

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  • Superb44 Reviews5
Peshawri Kebabs 603 Main St, Waltham
Peshawri Kebabs
Halal

Peshawri Kebabs

603 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

It's really really awesome place. After long long time, I had such a nice Kebab and Biryani! We tried four different dishes and ever one of them had...

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  • Superb76 Reviews4.6
The Federal 74 Tower Rd, Waltham
The Federal
Cocktail Bar

The Federal

74 Tower Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday here. Excellent food and service. Everything we had was delicious, but I highly recommend the haddock entree and...

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  • Good392 Reviews4.2
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Incredible service. Soup was amazing (split pea). Coffee was fresh! BBBBLT was absolutely filled with bacon, but could've been served a little hotter....

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.3
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I always go to Tempo for my birthday dinner. This year was as good as all the previous ones. The food and service was wonderful. Thanks once again for a great...

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  • Good365 Reviews4.2
Hakata Ramen & Sushi 895 Main St, Waltham
Hakata Ramen & Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Hakata Ramen & Sushi

895 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

We ordered pick up and a whole meal for two was done in 20. Everything was so good, and my sushi was wonderful. 10/10 highly recommend. We're from New...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.3
Tree Top 53 Prospect St, Waltham
Tree Top
Thai • $$

Tree Top

53 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

Delicious Thai dishes, and thankful for vegan offerings that are so fresh and tasty too! Very friendly staff and such nice preparation/packaging of takeout...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.3
Penang 569 Moody St, Waltham
Penang
Malaysian

Penang

569 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Owner, Chai, is extremely friendly and takes great pride in his restaurant. Food is delicious. Every dish we've tried was tasty and well-prepared. Street...

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  • Superb65 Reviews4.6
In A Pickle Restaurant 265 Moody St, Waltham
In A Pickle Restaurant
Brunch • $$

In A Pickle Restaurant

265 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Breakfast was good. We had an omelet, waffles with fruit and eggs. Everything came out quickly, was hot and tasted fantastic. Coffee is mediocre, typical...

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  • Good292 Reviews4.2
The Backroom at Molti 468 Moody St, Waltham
The Backroom at Molti
American • $$$

The Backroom at Molti

468 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

The staff at Molti go above and beyond to care for their customers. We have do distance dine due to a health concern and asked if we could be seated a bit...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Waltham
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Nice experience at the bistro last evening. The restaurant has good ambience and chill vibes. We were quickly seated at a table near the windows and received...

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  • Superb267 Reviews4.3
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Incredible service. Soup was amazing (split pea). Coffee was fresh! BBBBLT was absolutely filled with bacon, but could've been served a little hotter....

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.3
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I always go to Tempo for my birthday dinner. This year was as good as all the previous ones. The food and service was wonderful. Thanks once again for a great...

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  • Good365 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waltham
The Sub-Way 235 Newton St, Waltham
The Sub-Way
Pizza • $

The Sub-Way

235 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

The only reason I know this spot exists is bc my friend Dave (hellooo David) worked here back in the day when they opened. The owner (Other Dave) started this...

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  • Superb73 Reviews4.8
Franco's Pizzeria and Pub 714 Moody St, Waltham
Franco's Pizzeria and Pub
Pizza • $

Franco's Pizzeria and Pub

714 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Went because a friend goes there for karaoke. I had so much fun, and even liked that it was crowded and everyone (mostly) was getting drunk. I get anxious in...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.3
Via Latina 573 Main St, Waltham
Via Latina
Pizza • $$

Via Latina

573 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

frozen Brazilian sausage and cheese bread here is excellent. Buy some, bring it home, next time you have a hangover toss it in the oven. You'll be so...

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  • Superb30 Reviews4.9

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waltham
Taqueria El Amigo 196 Willow St, Waltham
Taqueria El Amigo
Mexican • $

Taqueria El Amigo

196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

Looking for authentic mexican food? Say less. This is it. Lengua and cabeza are my favorite. Usually get tacos but the burrito is also delicious! Salsa and...

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.7
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

The food was quite good- we had guacamole with pork, and several of the small tacos. The drinks were also amazing! The service was just very odd, not in a good...

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  • Superb337 Reviews4.3
Taqueria Mexico 24 Charles St, Waltham
Taqueria Mexico
Mexican • $

Taqueria Mexico

24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

We showed up without a reservation on a wet Friday early afternoon and were seated quickly. Our server, Gloria, was attentive and brought our meals quickly....

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  • Good220 Reviews4.2

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Waltham
Aries Noodle and Dumpling 春风一面 (春风一面) 617 Main St, Waltham
Aries Noodle and Dumpling 春风一面 (春风一面)
Chinese

Aries Noodle and Dumpling 春风一面 (春风一面)

617 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Excellent all around. Very fresh, good quality ingredients. Tastefully prepared. Friendly informal atmosphere. (And last straw for me on believing any average...

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  • Good92 Reviews4.2
Mu Lan Taiwanese Restaurant (Waltham) 835 Main St, Waltham
Mu Lan Taiwanese Restaurant (Waltham)
Chinese • $$

Mu Lan Taiwanese Restaurant (Waltham)

835 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Why is this food so good. I can go on and on about all the food. It's well seasoned, flavorful, and good quantity/quality for price. Favorite dish is the...

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Feng Shui Kitchen 1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham
Feng Shui Kitchen
Chinese • $$

Feng Shui Kitchen

1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

The food is really good, although I wish they made the small Peking ravioli (what they call Bejing ravioli) instead of the large ones. The staff are nice and...

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  • Good122 Reviews3.8

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Waltham
Ak's Waltham 559 South St, Waltham
Ak's Waltham
Fast Food • $

Ak's Waltham

559 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

Got a spicy Italian sub and sweet potato fries. Both were very good and the counter staff were really friendly. And it wasn't too expensive. Good food,...

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  • Superb127 Reviews4.6
Bristol Soup Kitchen moody st 585 Moody St, Waltham
Bristol Soup Kitchen moody st
Fast Food

Bristol Soup Kitchen moody st

585 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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McDonald's 789 Main St, Waltham
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

789 Main St, Waltham, MA 02453

UBER DRIVER: Great dining place. Cozy less crowded and nice reception. Just 89h the place for a while and we will be able to make it work ??we will be there...

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  • Good126 Reviews3.3

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Waltham
Peppino's Dosa 434 Moody St, Waltham
Peppino's Dosa
Indian

Peppino's Dosa

434 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Awesome food, great price, excellent service. Couldn’t ask for more. We tried South Indian and Punjabi dishes and food and quantity is great. If I have to...

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  • Good133 Reviews4.2
Bonfire Indian Grill 1091 Lexington St, Waltham
Bonfire Indian Grill
Indian

Bonfire Indian Grill

1091 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02451

Found this gem while looking for an Indian place to eat during our Boston trip. Nice ambiance combined with yummy and quality food. Chilli Shrimp and Goat Saag...

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  • Good62 Reviews4.2
Little India Restaurant 475 Moody St, Waltham
Little India Restaurant
Indian • $$

Little India Restaurant

475 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Number 1 Indian Restaurant in either MA or RI. Others Indian Restaurants in Waltham are very good also, there's no doubt ... but Little India is at the...

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  • Good170 Reviews3.9

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Waltham
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We picked Vinotta's for our company Christmas Party, even though none of us had ever been there before. Our party of 8 was sat at an elegant round table...

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  • Superb272 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

the food was great our server was very helpful in choosing dishes i had the chicken 'Schnitzel' which was excellent the breading was delicious excellent food...

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  • Superb437 Reviews4.5
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

My first time here and had a great time. Very nice space and furnishings were spot on. Food and service were excellent. Great wine list and mixed drinks. Beef...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.5
Carl's Steak Subs 55 Prospect St, Waltham
Carl's Steak Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Carl's Steak Subs

55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

Amazing sandwiches. I would give it 4.5 stars. I had the Mexican and the wife had a steak, cheese, and mushroom.. One kid had the BBQ and one kid had just a...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.3
MOLTI on Moody 468 Moody St, Waltham
MOLTI on Moody
Sandwich Shop • $$

MOLTI on Moody

468 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This is an amazing place for brunch and dinner. I was there for brunch and the food was tasted amazing! I loved my Eggs Benedict. I also had a drink called...

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  • Good186 Reviews4.1
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches 49 River St, Waltham
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop

D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

49 River St, Waltham, MA 02453

Went in this past Wednesday for lunch. First time at this location. The food was great and the manager went out of her way to make us feel not only welcomed,...

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  • Good93 Reviews4
Waltham Moose Lodge #1018 249 Lexington St, Waltham
Waltham Moose Lodge #1018
Sports Bar • $

Waltham Moose Lodge #1018

249 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02452

Went here to celebrate the life of a friend who had passed. Even though we were a rather large party, they accommodated us and were awesome. The waitress was...

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City Streets 411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham
City Streets
Sports Bar • $$

City Streets

411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

We made a call at 5pm on a beautiful Saturday to see about outdoor dining for two families/9 people. They were immediately able to accommodate and when we...

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  • Good193 Reviews4
Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham 70 Market Pl Dr, Waltham
Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham
Sports Bar • $$

Jake n JOES Sports Grille - Waltham

70 Market Pl Dr, Waltham, MA 02451

We hosted our annual holiday party at Jake n Joes and we had an amazing time! Everything went super smooth, the food was delicious and their team was super...

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Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Food was deliciousIt was served promptlyThe service was done with Big ? heart felt smiles from everyone behind the counter.It was my first visit but I'll...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.6
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

We tried Wilson's for the first time today. As soon as we walked in we saw huge corn and blueberry muffins. I had to have one. They were huge and moist. I...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.5
Leo's Place Diner 655 Main St, Waltham
Leo's Place Diner
Diner • $$

Leo's Place Diner

655 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Having to kill some time, I stumbled across this place. I wish I stumbled across it everyday. Absolutely delicious. My omelette had chorizo which is so hard to...

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  • Good164 Reviews4.2