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Restaurants in Waltham

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IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

This was a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. The food was creative and very well prepared. The service was attentive without being annoying. This is now...

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  • Superb322 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

Food was fabulous!! We had a meat eater, vegetarian and GF needs. We all found something we loved! Moody Street was blocked off to traffic we sat outside and...

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  • Superb318 Reviews4.3
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Had our first meal here, safe to safe it will be the first of many. We started out with the guacamole. Delicious smooth and full of lime. We were a little...

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  • Superb312 Reviews4.3
Ruth's Chris Steak House 500 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House • $$$

Ruth's Chris Steak House

500 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

My boyfriend and I enjoyed my birthday dinner tonight. Besides the delicious steak, I LOVED the cream spinach. I'd also like to thank our hospitality...

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  • Good342 Reviews4.2
Taqueria El Amigo 196 Willow St, Waltham
Taqueria El Amigo
Mexican • $

Taqueria El Amigo

196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

Don't sleep on this one. Best Mexican around, hands down. We've gone MANY times. The pico has good heat, the al pastor is so tasty. Do yourself a...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.7
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar 240 Moody St, Waltham
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar
Cuban • $$

Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar

240 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Wife and I came in just because the line at "in a pickle" was out of control. We were not disappointed. Very tasty food, great ambience, attentive...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.3
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I love this place!!!! This was definitely a surprise I asked the waiter for a recommendation between the pen seared shrimp and the spicy scallop and shrimp...

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  • Good317 Reviews4.2
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Easily located on Moody street, Bistro 781 offers a good variety of culinary alternatives. From steak frites, to shrimp & grits, to vegan-fare. With COVID,...

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  • Superb256 Reviews4.3
In A Pickle Restaurant 265 Moody St, Waltham
In A Pickle Restaurant
Brunch • $$

In A Pickle Restaurant

265 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I've been to In a Pickle several times and have really enjoyed it. Their portion sizes are gigantic and a majority of their food is made fresh. This...

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  • Good272 Reviews4.2
Brelundi 185 Crescent St, Waltham
Brelundi
Italian • $$

Brelundi

185 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453

Stopped here on a rainy night for take-out pizza and a salad. Wow! Everything was superb and delicious. The salad was far from ordinary, with super fresh...

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  • Superb241 Reviews4.3
Not Your Average Joe's 56 Market Pl Dr, Waltham
Not Your Average Joe's
American • $$

Not Your Average Joe's

56 Market Pl Dr, Waltham, MA 02451

We dined outdoors and it was lovely. We had a group of six and were able to converse and felt comfortably distanced from other tables. Service was excellent...

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  • Good273 Reviews4.1
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks Waltham 99 3rd Ave Unit 3, Waltham
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks Waltham
American • $$

The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks Waltham

99 3rd Ave Unit 3, Waltham, MA 02451

Good recovery from the last visit. The staff was helpful when I called about a similar arrangement for an outside table. They followed through with an on time...

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  • Good311 Reviews3.9
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Outstanding meal at a cozy nondescript spot in Waltham. A little loud for dining al fresco, but the courtyard is cozy and beautiful. Food was exquisitely...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

We had a wonderful meal and absolutely superb service. The appetizers were delicious ( Bruschetta and Calamari ), the meals were wonderful (Raviolis and Salmon...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.6
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham 286 Moody St, Waltham
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham
Sushi • $$

Ponzu Izakaya Waltham

286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02451

Had the bulgogi, kimchi chigae and some sushi. The food was great, and the service was quick and courteous. If you come expecting great food at a reasonable...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.6
The Federal 74 Tower Rd, Waltham
The Federal
Cocktail Bar

The Federal

74 Tower Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

Always a great meal with great service. We have been many times even through Covid dining indoors and out,and we always seem to have a great night. Also we...

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  • Good326 Reviews4.2
Carl's Steak Subs 55 Prospect St, Waltham
Carl's Steak Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Carl's Steak Subs

55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great cheesesteak sub! A small is actually pretty large! Reminded me of the subs I was able to get in Boston many moons ago when I was a college student in...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.4
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

Had a great experience in terms of the space and the service. The food was just kind of okay. But, in these pandemic times, it can be hard to find a good spot...

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Domenic's 987 Main St, Waltham
Domenic's
Italian • $$

Domenic's

987 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

I've been coming here for the past few years, and it's been my favorite place to get a sandwich in Waltham. This place really is a gem in the...

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  • Good202 Reviews4.2
The Gaff 467 Moody St, Waltham
The Gaff
Pubs • $$

The Gaff

467 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Visited the Gaff for the first time tonight! The food was amazing! The bartender on staff was Sonia and she was extremely personable and attentive, great...

  • Superb138 Reviews4.5
Hakata Ramen & Sushi 895 Main St, Waltham
Hakata Ramen & Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Hakata Ramen & Sushi

895 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

The best Ramen and Sushi restaurant. I live in the next town over and my friends and I frequently order from Hakata as its dishes just cant be replicated by...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.3
Karibu Restaurant 10 Crescent St, Waltham
Karibu Restaurant
African • $$

Karibu Restaurant

10 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453

Loved our experience at Karibu! Our order was taken at the convenient window at the restaurant’s entrance. We opted to have our meal outside on their patio...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.5
Tree Top 53 Prospect St, Waltham
Tree Top
Thai • $$

Tree Top

53 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453

so yummy! my coworkers and i got lunch delivered to our office from tree top. we had no issues with ordering and everyone's lunches were correct! i...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.3
Brelundi Cafe Watch Factory, Waltham
Brelundi Cafe
Italian • $$

Brelundi Cafe

Watch Factory, Waltham, MA 02453

Great place for lunch! Wonderful service! Over the past couple of years, we've enjoyed a variety of items, including their sandwiches, lentil soup,...

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The Chateau Restaurant Waltham 195 School St, Waltham
The Chateau Restaurant Waltham
Italian • $$

The Chateau Restaurant Waltham

195 School St, Waltham, MA 02451

It's been over 20 years since I've been there. I definitely will not wait another 20. Food, service, and cleanliness all worth it. If have a chance...

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  • Good258 Reviews3.8
Taqueria Mexico 24 Charles St, Waltham
Taqueria Mexico
Mexican • $

Taqueria Mexico

24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

TLDR: great dine in experience I ordered this through DoorDash and it was just meh. But eating there the food was much better. Classic Mexican decor with a...

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  • Superb209 Reviews4.3
Grassfields 878 Lexington St, Waltham
Grassfields
Seafood • $$

Grassfields

878 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02452

I have been coming to Grassfields regularly for years and can't say enough good about it! The atmosphere is just the right mix of chill, vibrant, and...

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  • Good168 Reviews4.2
Copper House Tavern 380 Winter St, Waltham
Copper House Tavern
American • $$

Copper House Tavern

380 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451

We celebrated a 60th birthday this past weekend and it was PERFECT! The food was delicious, the staff were supportive and responsive and the price was very...

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  • Good241 Reviews3.8
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant 211 Moody St, Waltham
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

211 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I give this place 5 stars because of the gorgeous waterfront views in addition to its tasty food and friendly wait staff. We had an outside table that offered...

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  • Good240 Reviews3.8
MOLTI on Moody 468 Moody St, Waltham
MOLTI on Moody
Sandwich Shop • $$

MOLTI on Moody

468 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Amazing fresh food with a zing!! Drinks were fantastic as well!! Best Fried Chicken Sandwich ever!! Pastrami Sandwich amazing with a bit of a kick. Highly...

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  • Good179 Reviews4.1

American Restaurants

American in Waltham
Brewer's Tap & Table 256 Moody St, Waltham
Brewer's Tap & Table
American • $$

Brewer's Tap & Table

256 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

The beers are nice and refreshing and the food was delicious. Crispy fries and chicken wings hit the spot. Very good spot to go for a small dinner or after for...

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  • Good173 Reviews4.1
John Brewer's Tavern 39 Main St, Waltham
John Brewer's Tavern
American • $$

John Brewer's Tavern

39 Main St, Waltham, MA 02453

Haven't been here in a while, met a friend for a drink and a bite, he'd never been and commented what a nice, cozy place it was, good food and...

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  • Good157 Reviews4.1
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

My son picked this place for a late breakfast and we're glad he did. We both really enjoyed there fresh squeezed orange juice! Very good breakfast place...

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  • Superb172 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

Have lived in Waltham for about 3 years and never went to the subway before. Very friendly and I actually didn't have any cash on me. I did not know it...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.8
NY Pie 934 Moody St, Waltham
NY Pie
Pizza • $$

NY Pie

934 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I always come here for the buffalo pizza. The crust is very similar to NYC crust- the closest crust I've found to NY style in New England. They always...

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  • Good152 Reviews3.9
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

Amazing. Best pizza we have ever had. And we are pizza people. My daughter loved the cheese pizza. We had pepperoni and onion. Will definitely stop in...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waltham
The Painted Burro - Waltham 99 3rd Ave, Waltham
The Painted Burro - Waltham
Mexican • $$$

The Painted Burro - Waltham

99 3rd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451

Food was delicious. I went for lunch. I ordered the CRISPY "BAJA STYLE" FISH TACO, and the SHORT RIB "DOUBLE STACK". Both were prepared...

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Paisanos Restaurant & Bar 223 High St, Waltham
Paisanos Restaurant & Bar
Mexican • $$

Paisanos Restaurant & Bar

223 High St, Waltham, MA 02453

Had a great experience here. I'm half Guatemalan and so I felt right at home. I was in the mood for some pupusas, which were very delicious. I ordered...

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Guanachapis Bar N Grill 154 River St, Waltham
Guanachapis Bar N Grill
Mexican • $$

Guanachapis Bar N Grill

154 River St, Waltham, MA 02453

I visit this great restaurant from time to time! This is my favorite restaurant to grab a bite. I visit this spot routinely. The cooking is excellent, the...

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  • Good94 Reviews3.6

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Waltham
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

For those who love Taiwanese cuisine, this place will be interesting. If you are not an exotic lover and a supporter of American restaurants, you will hardly...

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

Feng Shui Kitchen

1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

Ordered valentines dinner from them, but they forgot they sauces and were closed by the time we got the food open at hope. We were sad as we love the sauces. I...

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  • Good118 Reviews3.8
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

We had a good lunch meal here ... the lunch specials are a good deal and there are several options to choose from. We ordered three different items, all of...

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  • Good83 Reviews4.1

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

The food is good & the service is even better! The guy at the register was so nice. He even walked my order to my car and gave me a free red velvet whopper...

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  • Superb123 Reviews4.6
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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  • Good124 Reviews3.3
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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Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Waltham
Joe Sent Me 849 Main St, Waltham
Joe Sent Me
Hamburger • $$

Joe Sent Me

849 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

the best neighborhood bar you could ask for. someone always remembers me when I come in and says hello. When my lease was up, staying near the Cambridge...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.3
Five Guys 1030 Main St, Waltham
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Five Guys

1030 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Great burger and fries. This location did a great job. Only wish I remembered to have them double bag the fries, they tend to leak through the bag. And you...

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  • Good128 Reviews3.7
Wendy's 806 Main St, Waltham
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

806 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

It took 10 seconds from when I ordered to when I got my food. The manager was very nice and so was the food. The grilled chicken sandwich and chocolate frosty...

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  • Average153 Reviews3

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Waltham
Little India Restaurant 475 Moody St, Waltham
Little India Restaurant
Indian • $$

Little India Restaurant

475 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I have been coming here on and off for years. It's my second favorite Indian restaurant.They are not quite as good as they were 20 years ago but they are...

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  • Good166 Reviews3.9
Peppino's Dosa 434 Moody St, Waltham
Peppino's Dosa
Indian

Peppino's Dosa

434 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

A decent Indian place in Waltham serving Indian vegetarian food. If you are headed to Patel brother’s (an indian store), it’s a good idea to stop by this...

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  • Superb120 Reviews4.3
Bonfire Indian Grill 1091 Lexington St, Waltham
Bonfire Indian Grill
Indian

Bonfire Indian Grill

1091 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02451

Decided to give a second try after my previous lunch order was messed up. Glad I did!Everything was delicious - Veg biriyani was excellent; Idlis were soft and...

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  • Good50 Reviews4.2

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Waltham
Charcoal Guido’s 482 Moody St, Waltham
Charcoal Guido’s
Italian • $$

Charcoal Guido’s

482 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This a great restaurant. I'm really glad that they are still just as good after reopening, having been closed throughout the pandemic. The pizza here is...

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  • Good139 Reviews4.2
Sweet Basil on Moody 469 Moody St, Waltham
Sweet Basil on Moody
Italian

Sweet Basil on Moody

469 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

This was an awesome experience! Everything we tried was excellent ! The portions were very generous too !! The service was good ! I really recommend this place...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.5
Fulciniti's Market 121 Hammond St, Waltham
Fulciniti's Market
Italian

Fulciniti's Market

121 Hammond St, Waltham, MA 02451

Everything here is always fresh and hot. Service is always very fast. Line moves quickly. Owners and staff are always pleasant. The pizzas are the best around...

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

Cafe On The Common

677 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

I ate here with my family for Thursday morning brunch. The coffee and mocha hot drinks were ok. The breakfast sandwich were very good though. Bedsides being...

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D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches 49 River St, Waltham
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop

D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

49 River St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great food and amazing customer service. Ordered lunch boxes for my office and it was an instant hit. Delivery person was very courteous and on time....

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  • Good89 Reviews4
Panera Bread 1100 Lexington St, Waltham
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $$

Panera Bread

1100 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02452

This location is awesome! From the register to the cooks and the older gentleman by the food pick up are wonderful! Quick service and outstanding customer...

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  • Average123 Reviews3
Leo's Place Diner 655 Main St, Waltham
Leo's Place Diner
Diner • $$

Leo's Place Diner

655 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

I would eat here everyday if I could. French toast creations for days. Every item we've tried has been amazing. The absolute best is the Woofa Goofa....

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  • Good156 Reviews4.2
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Love this place!! The food is fantastic and the service is great!! Even on saturdays and sundays when they are crazy busy, they still make you feel important...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.6
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

We were visiting my sister in Boston and stumbled upon Wilson's while looking for breakfast on our first morning there. Boy did we hit the jackpot. We...

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  • Superb132 Reviews4.4