Deluxe Town Diner
627 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown
You’ll wait at least 45 minutes on a weekend, where folks pile into vinyl booths for sweet potato pancakes and other treats. “Make sure you get them with pecans,” Joanna Brownstein, another customer, tells us. According to our waitress, there are “tons” of regulars but, “every shift, I get someone in here for the first time.” The day after the Marathon explosions, she wondered aloud to her manager, “Are they going to come out?” It was a quieter morning than usual, but then the regulars began to show up, “They all came — and then some,” she says.