The Best Diner

“A perfect example of what corned beef hash and eggs should taste like.”

Established Officially in 1995.

Awarded as The Best!

If you are looking the best diner in South Boston look no further than the Galley Diner. Serving up breakfast 7 days a week along with lunch Monday thru Friday, the fresh ingredients and large portions will keep you coming back time and time again.

Did we mention… The Galley Diner was awarded “Best Diner”  by  Boston Magazine for 2013 and 2014.

Three Reasons...

To head down to the Galley Diner

Great Breakfast

Great Breakfast

From a fried egg sandwich to the southie omelette . The Galley is well known for serving up the best breakfast in the area.

Delicious Lunch

Delicious Lunch

From The Galley's famous Meatloaf sandwich to Turkey with all the fixin's the Galley has you covered for lunch.



Enjoy the laid back atmosphere at The Galley Diner with friendly and fast service, and a smile we hope you take with you!
For 2014 the magazine wrote; After enduring Whitey’s old neighborhood badly rendered in countless movies and reality shows over the years, it’s comforting to find a place that is perfectly, authentically, and effortlessly Southie. This describes the Galley Diner, with its 12-stool counter and four tables, to a T. The joint has all the diner classics, of course—the corned-beef hash is even better stuffed inside the “Southie” omelet with cheese—but if anything deserves to be featured in a movie, it’s the hand-carved ham, sliced fresh in front of your eyes, heated on the griddle, and smothered in eggs and hash browns. Now that, we’d argue, deserves top billing. “A perfect example of what corned beef hash and eggs should taste like.” – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations(April 18, 2011)

Paul, like other successful entrepreneurs, had humble origins in the food business beginning in the food cart trade over 20 years ago. Being in a business that he both liked and brought a smile to people’s faces, Paul saw an opportunity to expand. 19 years ago he started the Galley and instantly had a permanent cast of local diners.

Anthony Bourdain, host of the TV travel guide show, featured Paul and the Galley in one of his episodes. Fitted with 4 tables and a 12 stool lunch counter, it always seems to have a crowd, but somehow Paul always finds room. With good reason, the Galley is known as a breakfast shop. Virtually any omelet you can think of, western or eastern, sandwiches, eggs anyway you like them, the hand-carved ham right off the bone is to die for. Corned beef hash, sausages, linguica, steak, bacon, they are all available. Home Fries are actually that, homemade and the best.

Others think so also as the Galley Diner has been named “Best Diner” as awarded by the Boston Magazine for 2013 and 2014.

"What a gem. You won't find this joint on any Southie maps, but it's a credit to the neighborhood. Great food, cheap. Cops and firefighters eat here and rusty should be all the recommendation one needs."

"Easy 5 stars. TINY place tucked in a residential neighborhood. Real food cooked by people that know how to do it, and have been doing it for a long time, and for good reason. Sit at the counter and enjoy the show with 8 or 10 cups of coffee. You know a place is good where everyone is a regular but you, but your service is just as good. Highly recommended."

"You haven't been to Southie until you've eaten here. After a night of good brews and good times, I was in need of some old school, homstyle breakfast to put some pop back in my step. Galley Diner does this and more. They take care of you, and make you feel like part of the family."

"Hands down best diner in Southie and in my experience Boston. Family run, lovely service, great food. Packed densely along the galley bar and full of history. Great spot."

Find Us

Monday – Wednesday Closed
Thursday- Sunday: 7:00am – 1:00pm

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