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Victoria Diner -- wow, just wow!

yumyum | Feb 14, 201109:15 AM

And not in a good way.

Tried the eggs benedict this weekend. I have never, ever had something quite like it. I wasn't expecting to be blown away, but they do have several different versions of Benny on the menu so I reckoned they probably knew their way around the dish. Boy was I wrong -- the hollandaise was basically a thin chicken gravy. I'm not kidding. My hunch is they have two big vats of Sysco sauce in the back -- one brown, one beige. They used the beige one for my benedict and it was beyond the nasty. Not only that but the muffin was soggy, the ham was basically luncheon meat, and the home fries were terrible. To their credit, the eggs were poached nicely. But I couldn't get over the gravydaise and had to leave 3/4 of the plate untouched.

Friend's corned beef hash was a very close cousin of Fancy Feast.

Yet, the place was packed. So I gotta axe: what's the deal with the Victoria Diner? Is it basically 3 a.m. or hang-over food? Or is there something I'm missing? I don't think I'll go back but am genuinely curious what fans see in this place. It can't be the food.

I've posted a picture of the travesty. I really wish you could taste it, but I like you too much to subject you to that.

Victoria Diner
1024 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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