The Knotty Pine Lunch
In this restaurant time forgot, you can practically carbon-date the lunch counter (50-plus years) by the plate-sized wear marks precisely spaced in front of each stool. Regulars pack the 38 seats at this Auburndale spot, bantering with the crew. On Saturdays, the cook goes through 500 local eggs, quickly frying up favorites like the “Knotty Pine Omelete” studded with bacon and tomatoes and the “Potato and Cheese Omelete,” which incorporates the restaurant’s crispy signature home fries. The egg dishes come with coffee, and a family of four can eat for under $30 any day of the week.
295 Auburn Street, Auburndale, 617-527-9864, knottypinelunch.com