Highest-rated cheap eats in Boston, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Boston, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Boston that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Donna's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 980 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128-1142
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#29. Mul's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 75 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127-1015
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#28. Kane's Donuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 90 Oliver St 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110
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#27. Al's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (139 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 112 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2401
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#26. Shake Shack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (239 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 234-236 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116-2549
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#25. Anthony's Cafe On the Waterfront

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (202 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 252 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109-1305
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#24. Saus Boston

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (218 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 33 Union St, Boston, MA 02108-2414
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#23. Caffe Nero

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (263 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 560 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1733
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#22. South Street Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (469 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 178 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111-2715
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#21. Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (275 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 429 Columbus Ave Ste 1, Boston, MA 02116-5959
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#20. Pho Basil

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (305 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Thai
- Address: 177A Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
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#19. Thornton's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (822 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 150 Huntington Ave Across the Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02115-4808
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#18. Tasty Burger

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (382 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 1301 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3909
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#17. Santarpio's Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (612 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 111 Chelsea St, Boston, MA 02128-1937
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#16. Thinking Cup

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (264 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 236 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2303
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#15. Caffe Vittoria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (595 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Italian
- Address: 290-296 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1801
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#14. Regina Pizzeria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,860 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 11 1/2 Thacher St, Boston, MA 02113-1539
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#13. Ernesto's Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (376 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 69 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113-2248
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#12. Thinking Cup

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (298 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 85 Newbury St Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116-3087
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#11. Mike's Pastry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9,472 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Address: 300 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1801
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#10. Pauli's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (366 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Seafood
- Address: 65 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-2229
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#9. sweetgreen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (222 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 659 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
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#8. Thinking Cup

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (666 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1152
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#7. Mike's City Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (343 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1714 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-3307
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#6. Modern Pastry Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,185 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Address: 257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2322
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#5. Theo's Cozy Corner Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (365 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 162 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1212
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#4. Galleria Umberto

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (314 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Address: 289 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1810
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#3. Mike & Patty's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (395 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 12 Church St, Boston, MA 02116-5514
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#2. Bova's Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Italian
- Address: 134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1749
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#1. Monica's Mercato

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (293 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, Italian
- Address: 130 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1764
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