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

Taqueria El Amigo

196 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

Authentic, delicious, and cheap. I always order the chille relleno plate or the chicken enchilada plate, and it's a ton of food (in my opinion)-- it...

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  • Superb274 Reviews4.7
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great northern Italian! This is not your average neighborhood red sauce Italian joint. Every dish I’ve tried has been outstanding - nuanced and creative!...

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  • Superb384 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

We had an absolutely wonderful anniversary dinner here. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious, and the atmosphere is delightful. Add in terrific...

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  • Superb568 Reviews4.5
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Don't let the outdated pics fool you! This place is a gem! I ordered the Berkshire breakfast, the French toast topped with apple crisp was DELICIOUS! If...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.5
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham 286 Moody St, Waltham
Ponzu Izakaya Waltham
Sushi • $$

Ponzu Izakaya Waltham

286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02451

Nice place for Korean and Japanese fare. Both the sushi and the bibimbap were delicious! A little bright on the inside, so maybe not the best place for date...

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  • Superb144 Reviews4.6
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Came for a work dinner and cannot say how wonderful the experience was. Our service was top notch and the team that took care of us provided excellent care of...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.5
Ak's Waltham 559 South St, Waltham
Ak's Waltham
Fast Food • $

Ak's Waltham

559 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

I love this place so much. Mostly order over doordash, and it's always warm and delicious. The baked ziti with Alfredo sauce is amazing, as well as their...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.6
Fulciniti's Market 121 Hammond St, Waltham
Fulciniti's Market
Pizza

Fulciniti's Market

121 Hammond St, Waltham, MA 02451

UPDATE 3/18/22: It's honestly insane that another few years have passed and the eggplant parm tastes as good as ever. I don't even know how this is...

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  • Superb84 Reviews4.8
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

George really knows how to treat customers and employees like family. The best choice for breakfast around waltham. Absolutely loved the french toast. Rosie...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.6
Stazione Di Federal 123 Moody St, Waltham
Stazione Di Federal
Italian

Stazione Di Federal

123 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Everything was perfect from the table to the food to the outstanding server. I believe her name was Katie. And somehow they knew it was my birthday and brought...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.6
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar 388 Moody St, Waltham
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Spanish • $$

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

What a great place for dinner. The food was plentiful and our server/ bartender was so helpful with navigating the menu and responsive to us. Can’t wait to...

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  • Superb456 Reviews4.3
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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  • Superb77 Reviews4.8
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

A Father and Daughter Teem make this place trully great. It is like a magical time machine. It is somehow a place where the use the old cashregister and it...

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  • Superb147 Reviews4.5
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Amuleto is a regular spot for my husband and I. They are so consistent with their drinks and dishes. Delicious and reliable, we love it here. They've...

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  • Superb410 Reviews4.3
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
Mi Tierra 585 Moody St, Waltham
Mi Tierra
Salvadoran • $$

Mi Tierra

585 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I have a soft spot for Salvadoran food, but don't often get to eat it. BUT now that I've discovered the nearby Mi Tierra, I'll be back very...

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  • Superb98 Reviews4.6
Masao's Kitchen 581 Moody St, Waltham
Masao's Kitchen
Vegan

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
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Bistro781 is an excellent place for cocktails, wine, and food. They have a good variety of dishes which include burgers/sandwiches, salads, and more. The...

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  • Superb293 Reviews4.3
Brelundi 185 Crescent St, Waltham
Brelundi
Italian • $$

Brelundi

185 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453

It's really good! The owner is friendly and helpful. the place was busy and we still had a great experience! The staff that we interacted with had smiles...

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  • Superb288 Reviews4.3
Peshawri Kebabs 603 Main St, Waltham
Peshawri Kebabs
Halal

Peshawri Kebabs

603 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

This place is amazing! Felt like I was sitting in a restaurant in India. It's a really homey environment, especially during Ramadan. My friend and I just...

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  • Superb92 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

Some of the best cheesesteaks in the Boston Metro area. Roll is very good, and imo this is the part of the cheesesteak that most places outside of Philly pay...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.3
Penang 569 Moody St, Waltham
Penang
Malaysian

Penang

569 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

I was looking quite forward to this place to try out when I randomly searched for it a few weeks back and see that it's much more car friendly compared to...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.6
The Gaff 467 Moody St, Waltham
The Gaff
Pubs • $$

The Gaff

467 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

A great hole-in-the-wall pub! The Gaff is a great spot for a quick bite, a drink with friends and family, and an all around good time. The restaurant is pretty...

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  • Superb148 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 Federal 74 Tower Rd, Waltham
The Federal
Cocktail Bar

The Federal

74 Tower Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

I took my wife and kids to the Federal for a Mother's Day lunch, and we were not disappointed. The food and drinks were wonderful, and the staff attentive and...

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  • Good495 Reviews4.2
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great evening here. Food was great...who knew you can fry Brussels sprouts! Totally delicious. Service was excellent... very friendly, not pushy. Good ambience...

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  • Good466 Reviews4.2
Hakata Ramen & Sushi 895 Main St, Waltham
Hakata Ramen & Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Hakata Ramen & Sushi

895 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Easily one of, if not, the best sushi restaurants I've been to. The pieces of fish were huge for the price, the flavor was excellent, the wasabi was...

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  • Superb188 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

We generally do not do brunch out. Hubby does a great job with that?. But decided this past Saturday to go to Gustazo before errands. We miss their weekday...

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  • Good371 Reviews4.2
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
Leo's Place Diner 655 Main St, Waltham
Leo's Place Diner
Diner • $$

Leo's Place Diner

655 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

I am from two and a half hours away. I found this little diner and let me say it was amazing!!! Reallly good prices, perfect service. The owner was down two...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Waltham
Josephs Two 805 Main St, Waltham
Josephs Two
American • $

Josephs Two

805 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

Don't let the outdated pics fool you! This place is a gem! I ordered the Berkshire breakfast, the French toast topped with apple crisp was DELICIOUS! If...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.5
Bistro781 336 Moody St, Waltham
Bistro781
American • $$

Bistro781

336 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Bistro781 is an excellent place for cocktails, wine, and food. They have a good variety of dishes which include burgers/sandwiches, salads, and more. The...

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  • Superb293 Reviews4.3
Tempo 474 Moody St, Waltham
Tempo
American • $$$

Tempo

474 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great evening here. Food was great...who knew you can fry Brussels sprouts! Totally delicious. Service was excellent... very friendly, not pushy. Good ambience...

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  • Good466 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waltham
Fulciniti's Market 121 Hammond St, Waltham
Fulciniti's Market
Pizza

Fulciniti's Market

121 Hammond St, Waltham, MA 02451

UPDATE 3/18/22: It's honestly insane that another few years have passed and the eggplant parm tastes as good as ever. I don't even know how this is...

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  • Superb84 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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  • Superb77 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

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

Authentic, delicious, and cheap. I always order the chille relleno plate or the chicken enchilada plate, and it's a ton of food (in my opinion)-- it...

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  • Superb274 Reviews4.7
Amuleto Mexican Table 484 Moody St, Waltham
Amuleto Mexican Table
Mexican • $$

Amuleto Mexican Table

484 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Amuleto is a regular spot for my husband and I. They are so consistent with their drinks and dishes. Delicious and reliable, we love it here. They've...

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  • Superb410 Reviews4.3
Taqueria Mexico 24 Charles St, Waltham
Taqueria Mexico
Mexican • $

Taqueria Mexico

24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

Tucked around the corner, just off Moody St., this great little spot serves up beer, margaritas and tasty Mexican. Great service, great drinks, and great food...

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  • Good231 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
Feng Shui Kitchen 1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham
Feng Shui Kitchen
Chinese • $$

Feng Shui Kitchen

1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

We placed a large order of sushi rolls, nigiri sushi, sashimi, dumplings and drinks for Administrative Professionals Day. Everybody loved it! Thank you so...

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  • Good130 Reviews3.8
3 Fortunes Restaurant 179 Willow St, Waltham
3 Fortunes Restaurant
Chinese • $

3 Fortunes Restaurant

179 Willow St, Waltham, MA 02453

An order of chicken wings , Fried Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Rangoon and Pork fried rice turned out to be enough for two meals for the three of us. The chicken wings...

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  • Good91 Reviews3.7

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

I love this place so much. Mostly order over doordash, and it's always warm and delicious. The baked ziti with Alfredo sauce is amazing, as well as their...

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  • Superb131 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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  • Average137 Reviews3.2

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

Really wonderful menu, so many choices. Staff were attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. My chai and gobi Manchurian were amazing. My fella was very...

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  • Good148 Reviews4.1
Bonfire Indian Grill 1091 Lexington St, Waltham
Bonfire Indian Grill
Indian

Bonfire Indian Grill

1091 Lexington St, Waltham, MA 02451

Not sure why this place gets hate on Yelp... I've ordered from here about 7 times now because it's nearby, and the food is good. I liked the masala...

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  • Good72 Reviews4.1
Little India Restaurant 475 Moody St, Waltham
Little India Restaurant
Indian • $$

Little India Restaurant

475 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

One of the best Indian restaurants around!! Always have more than enough for everyone to eat!! I love the chicken tikka masala, the butter chicken, the samosas...

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  • Good182 Reviews3.9

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Waltham
Vinotta 361 Moody St, Waltham
Vinotta
Italian

Vinotta

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Great northern Italian! This is not your average neighborhood red sauce Italian joint. Every dish I’ve tried has been outstanding - nuanced and creative!...

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  • Superb384 Reviews4.6
IL Capriccio 704 Main St, Waltham
IL Capriccio
Italian • $$$

IL Capriccio

704 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

We had an absolutely wonderful anniversary dinner here. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious, and the atmosphere is delightful. Add in terrific...

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  • Superb568 Reviews4.5
La Campania 504 Main St, Waltham
La Campania
Italian • $$$

La Campania

504 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Came for a work dinner and cannot say how wonderful the experience was. Our service was top notch and the team that took care of us provided excellent care of...

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  • Superb181 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

Some of the best cheesesteaks in the Boston Metro area. Roll is very good, and imo this is the part of the cheesesteak that most places outside of Philly pay...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.3
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches 49 River St, Waltham
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop

D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

49 River St, Waltham, MA 02453

This location has always been fast, consistent, and dependable. I have done both walk-in and placed orders online. The staff has always been friendly and...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.1
Subway 869 - 871 Main St, Waltham
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

869 - 871 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

Very friendly and fast service. Place was clean and sanitizer was available. Employess wearing mask and glove. Only 3 tables open for sit in eating with a.ple...

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  • Good53 Reviews3.8
City Streets 411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham
City Streets
Sports Bar • $$

City Streets

411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

Great menu! Lots of choices from salad, sea food, steak, chicken, soup, desserts. Great service! Front of restaurant, bar area, tends to be a little loud, but...

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  • Good240 Reviews4.1
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
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

Food is good and has a fun vibe. Lots of TVs to watch the game. But food and drinks took a while the night we went. When we finally did get out food, our app...

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  • Good389 Reviews3.9
Heidi's Restaurant 723 Moody St, Waltham
Heidi's Restaurant
Diner • $

Heidi's Restaurant

723 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

George really knows how to treat customers and employees like family. The best choice for breakfast around waltham. Absolutely loved the french toast. Rosie...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.6
Wilson’s Diner 507 Main St, Waltham
Wilson’s Diner
Diner • $

Wilson’s Diner

507 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

A Father and Daughter Teem make this place trully great. It is like a magical time machine. It is somehow a place where the use the old cashregister and it...

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  • Superb147 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

I am from two and a half hours away. I found this little diner and let me say it was amazing!!! Reallly good prices, perfect service. The owner was down two...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.3