A Diner with a View

Part of the thrill of eating at Scup's is its weird location, right in the middle of a working shipyard, with a guarded gate and a fantastic view of Boston's skyline. But that's not the only thing making hounds write sentences with lots of exclamation points.

The millionaire's bacon—big, thick, brown, sugared pieces—is a hot favorite, as is the parsnip soup. A breakfast BLT makes use of the same bacon, and other lovely things too: "That pesto! That cheese!" gushes ineemeeny. There are little surprises everywhere, says fredid: "I love how you order something simple, like grilled cheese, but get something really interesting thrown in, like fresh garlic dressing."

Brioche French toast, egg sandwich with bacon, and baked goods like scones, cookies, and bittersweet brownies with whipped cream are also creating Scup's converts. One small bummer: Breakfast isn't served until 10 a.m. But it's worth the wait, early birds.

Scup's in the Harbor [East Boston]
256 Marginal Street, Building 16
617-569-7287

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