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Restaurants in Waltham

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

Taqueria El Amigo

196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

we came 3 pm on a saturday after what we thought would be the lunch rush...but this place was still packed! (mostly take out orders) but still there was a LOT...

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  • Superb267 Reviews4.7
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This restaurant is top-notch! Everything from the bread to the dessert was delicious. It is obvious that they use fresh ingredients and they don’t overwhelm...

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  • Superb323 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

The food was amazing. That might actually be an understatement. It was so good that I literally loved every single bite. My wife and I look forward to our next...

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  • Superb508 Reviews4.5
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham 286 Moody St, Waltham
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham
Sushi • $$

Ponzu Izakaya Waltham

286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02451

Have my birthday there with my family and there were 12 of us. The staff and our waitress were amazing and so kind to all of us. We had some vegetarian family...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.6
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

We love la campania. Amazing food. Amazing service. Love the ambience inside. They have a private room for more intimate dining as well. Excellent drink...

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.5
Ak's Waltham 559 South St, Waltham
Ak's Waltham
Fast Food • $

Ak's Waltham

559 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

Got two slices of pizza and a water for like 4-5$ it's definitely a cool little spot, got my pizza hot and immediate. I would suggest this place for sure....

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.6
Carl's Steak Subs 55 Prospect St, Waltham
Carl's Steak Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Carl's Steak Subs

55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

Only 4 stars cause it isn't fine dining, but with that said. One of the best sub shops in the state. Not a crappy chain, but a really good small shop,...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.4
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Awesome local neighborhood diner with yummy dishes and super friendly staff. George and family always make you feel at home. (Our picky 8 y.o. loves their...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.6
Fulciniti's Market 121 Hammond St, Waltham
Fulciniti's Market
Italian

Fulciniti's Market

121 Hammond St, Waltham, MA 02451

You know the hidden place? The place that locals know, but you don't? This is that place. High-quality sandwiches and pizza. Some Italian products. Pretty...

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  • Superb79 Reviews4.8
The Sub-Way 235 Newton St, Waltham
The Sub-Way
Pizza • $

The Sub-Way

235 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453

Two guys running a great little place for 30+ years, recommend stopping in for a chat or to grab a bite if you're in the area. Also recommend the steak...

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  • Superb76 Reviews4.8
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

So yum! Highly recommend for all! Gluten free & vegetarian options! Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back! Off street...

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  • Superb401 Reviews4.3
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

We had a nice old fashion breakfast at this old Worcester Lunch Car. Great staff, extremely friendly and they even took this nice family photo after we...

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  • Superb142 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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  • Superb137 Reviews4.5
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Excellent gluten free food. Have been here a few times and have not been disappointed. Appetizers are delicious. Margaritas are tasty. The dinners are...

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  • Superb358 Reviews4.3
Mi Tierra 585 Moody St, Waltham
Mi Tierra
Salvadoran • $$

Mi Tierra

585 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Tamales are authentic. The beef stew was also great. Will definitely be coming back to try the other dishes. I wanted to try the rellenitos for dessert, but...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.6
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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  • Superb78 Reviews4.7
Penang 569 Moody St, Waltham
Penang
Malaysian

Penang

569 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

If you want Authentic Malaysian/ Indonesian food, this is the place. Ordered Nasi Rendang, Chow Kueh Teow and Nasi Goreng..They are amazing. Taste just like at...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.7
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Sooooo close to being absolutely amazing. I have to admit. The waitstaff and manager took great care of my brother and I here! I got an awesome whiskey based...

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  • Superb284 Reviews4.3
Brelundi 185 Crescent St, Waltham
Brelundi
Italian • $$

Brelundi

185 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453

waiter was very good and always come back and check up. sever was young has glass on and very nice and asking us what we like to eat and recommend that food. I...

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  • Superb282 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

Great, creative food and cocktails. Owner is super kind and seems to genuinely care that guests enjoy their meals and overall experience while at Sweet Basil....

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.4
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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  • Superb45 Reviews5
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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  • Superb146 Reviews4.4
Peshawri Kebabs 603 Main St, Waltham
Peshawri Kebabs
Halal

Peshawri Kebabs

603 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Dropped my son off to his first meet and greet tonight with his overnight camp so I had a couple of hours to kill in Waltham. Highly recommend the curry goat...

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  • Superb82 Reviews4.6
The Federal 74 Tower Rd, Waltham
The Federal
Cocktail Bar

The Federal

74 Tower Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

The Federal, in the space formerly known as Flank. Perhaps the Federal team read Flank's reviews and decided to do the opposite? Sure seems like it....

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  • Good436 Reviews4.2
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This past weekend we came back to Tempo for the first time since before Covid started, and its as good as we remember. Dishes taste fresh, well balanced, very...

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  • Good410 Reviews4.2
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Best brunch place ever. Mom n pop type of shop. Food is absolutely delicious! Service is awesome as well. We always go in there and get the Bostonian. Slaps...

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  • Superb185 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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  • Superb44 Reviews4.9
Hakata Ramen & Sushi 895 Main St, Waltham
Hakata Ramen & Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Hakata Ramen & Sushi

895 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Ive been delivering their food for grubhub for a year+ now and I finally decided to try it tonight. Both the spicy tuna and salmon rolls were fantastic. The...

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  • Superb179 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

Food is always outstanding. The cocktail options are very creative and so delicious. Dessert was yummy. We were tightly fit in between a tables - couldn't move...

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  • Good356 Reviews4.2
Tree Top 53 Prospect St, Waltham
Tree Top
Thai • $$

Tree Top

53 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

Excellent: - Crispy chicken pad thai is yummy with tasty fried chicken - Mango fried rice has interesting flavor with mango chunks Good: - Pad thai could be...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

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

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Sooooo close to being absolutely amazing. I have to admit. The waitstaff and manager took great care of my brother and I here! I got an awesome whiskey based...

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  • Superb284 Reviews4.3
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This past weekend we came back to Tempo for the first time since before Covid started, and its as good as we remember. Dishes taste fresh, well balanced, very...

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  • Good410 Reviews4.2
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Best brunch place ever. Mom n pop type of shop. Food is absolutely delicious! Service is awesome as well. We always go in there and get the Bostonian. Slaps...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.3

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

Two guys running a great little place for 30+ years, recommend stopping in for a chat or to grab a bite if you're in the area. Also recommend the steak...

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  • Superb76 Reviews4.8
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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  • Superb44 Reviews4.9
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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  • Superb121 Reviews4.3

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

we came 3 pm on a saturday after what we thought would be the lunch rush...but this place was still packed! (mostly take out orders) but still there was a LOT...

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  • Superb267 Reviews4.7
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Excellent gluten free food. Have been here a few times and have not been disappointed. Appetizers are delicious. Margaritas are tasty. The dinners are...

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  • Superb358 Reviews4.3
Taqueria Mexico 24 Charles St, Waltham
Taqueria Mexico
Mexican • $

Taqueria Mexico

24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

A bit off Moody Street, this modest- looking restaurant serves very authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. The best I've had in the East Coast. I go...

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  • Good227 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

First off, looking for a quick lunch after an appointment nearby and this little gem popped up on my Postmates app as on my driving route to Rhode Island. It...

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  • Good97 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

Wow I really enjoy Mulan. Dining in there it's always cozy and comfortable. The service is decent. And I really like their menu items. Certain people have...

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  • Good184 Reviews3.9
3 Fortunes Restaurant 179 Willow St, Waltham
3 Fortunes Restaurant
Chinese • $

3 Fortunes Restaurant

179 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

This place is really fast, affordable, well portioned and tasty food. The sweet buns are SO good, pork fried rice one of the best in this area, and the combo...

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  • Good87 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 two slices of pizza and a water for like 4-5$ it's definitely a cool little spot, got my pizza hot and immediate. I would suggest this place for sure....

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  • Superb129 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

Espresso machine wasn't working. So I got regular coffee, no refund or discount. But the cashier was friendly and attentive from the moment I walked in....

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  • Good132 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

So damn delicious!! There's something about the flavor in the curries here that really hits you deep down inside. It somehow reminds me of my childhood...

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  • Good140 Reviews4.2
Bonfire Indian Grill 1091 Lexington St, Waltham
Bonfire Indian Grill
Indian

Bonfire Indian Grill

1091 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02451

Hard-pressed to understand people who thought it was the "worst" they'd eaten. It's actually one of the best I've ever had. Maybe it...

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  • Good64 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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  • Good172 Reviews3.9

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Waltham
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This restaurant is top-notch! Everything from the bread to the dessert was delicious. It is obvious that they use fresh ingredients and they don’t overwhelm...

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  • Superb323 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

The food was amazing. That might actually be an understatement. It was so good that I literally loved every single bite. My wife and I look forward to our next...

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  • Superb508 Reviews4.5
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

We love la campania. Amazing food. Amazing service. Love the ambience inside. They have a private room for more intimate dining as well. Excellent drink...

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  • Superb176 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

Only 4 stars cause it isn't fine dining, but with that said. One of the best sub shops in the state. Not a crappy chain, but a really good small shop,...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.4
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches 49 River St, Waltham
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop

D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

49 River St, Waltham, MA 02453

I love and adore this D'angelos. My local D'angelos in Acton was taken from me as a kid and I've always dreamed of having a D'angelos...

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  • Good95 Reviews4
Cafe On The Common 677 Main St, Waltham
Cafe On The Common
Sandwich Shop • $

Cafe On The Common

677 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

A nice coffee shop with great espresso and good bakery items. It has a warm atmosphere and easy place to do work, read, or meet up with a friend. Baristas are...

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  • Good150 Reviews3.9
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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  • Superb18 Reviews4.8
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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  • Good197 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

My family loves this place - been going for years. Wings are awesome - rest is good but clearly management is trying to cut costs, reduce portion sizes and...

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  • Good369 Reviews3.9
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Awesome local neighborhood diner with yummy dishes and super friendly staff. George and family always make you feel at home. (Our picky 8 y.o. loves their...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.6
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

We had a nice old fashion breakfast at this old Worcester Lunch Car. Great staff, extremely friendly and they even took this nice family photo after we...

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  • Superb142 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

Is such a nice atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff! I really enjoyed the breakfast I got a lot of different things. The coffee was actually really good...

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  • Good166 Reviews4.2