The Diner at 11 North Beacon (Watertown)

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(credit: The Diner)

 kid-friendly restaurant

Spork Rating: 4

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Beyond Boston (Watertown)
  • Cuisine: Deli/Diner
  • Price: Cheap Eats: sandwiches $5-8, entrees $6-9, kids $4-$7
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-2pm
  • Reservations: No
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, Toddlers, Kids

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Watertown has its fair share of diners. The Diner at 11 North Beacon (formerly Talk of the Town Diner) is located in the heart of it all – in Watertown Square. Walk into the unassuming storefront and you’ll be greeted by a welcoming staff at this bustling, kid-friendly diner. The Diner is a family-owned restaurant and treats their customers like family. It’s no wonder locals flock to this place.

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(credit: The Diner)

family-friendly restaurant tip The Diner is a popular brunch spot on the weekends. Avoid a wait by arriving before 10am

family-friendly restaurant tip Waiting for a table? Help yourself to some coffee at the coffee station in the back

family-friendly restaurant tip In warmer months, grab a table at the Diner’s outdoor patio in the back

Excellent. Kids are greeted warmly at this kid-friendly diner in Watertown. The staff will happily give young diners a coloring sheet and their bucket of crayons as soon as you’re seated.

family-friendly restaurant tip Big kids will enjoy sitting at the counter with a close-up view of delicious breakfast treats. Request a booth if dining with younger kids and infants.

Main Menu:kid-friendly diner waffles
The Diner serves breakfast and lunch only. Menu items are what you would expect to find at a diner: Eggs, Pancakes/Waffles/French Toast, Sandwiches and Diner Classics. Everything is made to order and portions are generous.

Favorites include:

  • Pumpkin Pancakes
  • Italian Scali French Toast with Nutella and Caramelized Bananas
  • Muffins

family-friendly restaurant tip Be sure to check out the blackboard specials. Don’t miss the house-made muffins which are made daily by Diner owner Lisa.

kid-friendly diner_crayonsKid’s Menu:
The Diner offers a Kid’s menu, which includes an entrée plus a beverage for under $6. Kids can chose from eggs, French toast, pancakes, junior omelet, grilled cheese and chicken fingers. Plus plenty of sides for even the pickiest eater to choose from.

family-friendly restaurant tip Families will be happy with the generous portions at this kid-friendly diner.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Watertown Square
  • Charles River
  • Bike Path


  • High Chairs
  • Kid’s Menu
  • Crayons

family-friendly restaurant tip The dining area has limited seating with little room for a stroller. Best to fold and hand to staff to tuck away.

family-friendly restaurant tip Bathrooms are small and do not have changing tables.

Getting There:

  • Street parking
  • MBTA 71 Bus to Watertown Square