Fact: We love diners in Massachusetts. The proof is in the sheer amount of them to be found. But like all restaurants, some are better than others. Where do we find the best diners in the state? With the help of Yankee Magazine, CBS News, Trip Advisor and Best Things in Massachusetts, here’s a handy little guide to weed through the pile. and present you with a few of the best. These 6 awesome old school diners in Massachusetts are among the best, according to these sources (and some personal knowledge).
Merriam-Webster defines a diner as: ” a typically small, informal, and inexpensive restaurant that has an extensive menu and that is often made from or designed to resemble a modified railroad dining car.” At one point in American history, diners were abundant in our culture. Shippable dining cars were all the rage in the mid 1920s. Over time, the name was shortened to “diners”as explained in Southern Living. For a while, Diners became famous as a place to go after the bars closed. Now, diners mostly exist as breakfast and lunch spots.