Andros Diner (CLOSED)
628 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA 02478
In these days of fast food restaurants, mall food courts, and generic family dining spots, it is a bit refreshing to be able to have a nice home cooked meal at a warm, family-owned place like Andros Diner in Belmont. Located on a busy street on the Waltham border and just a few miles west of the city of Boston, Andros Diner caters mainly to locals, and it is not very well-known outside of the area. For those who do live nearby, though, this restaurant is an old standby that the young and old alike go to again and again.
Andros Diner is a rather small place, with one dining area near the entrance and a smaller room in the back. As is the case with so many diners in the Boston area, much of the food at Andros is Greek, with such delicious dishes as roasted potatoes (which are heavy on the garlic, by the way), a flaky spinach pie, a rich-tasting lamb, and a hearty moussaka. Breakfast is served all day at Andros, and it is indeed tempting to get even in the middle of the afternoon, as the omelets in particular are outstanding. Perhaps the best item on the menu at Andros Diner, though, is the Greek salad. In this writer's opinion, the dressing is about as good as you will find anywhere in the western suburbs of Boston. If you are looking for a lighter meal, you may want to consider ordering this dish.
Watertown, Belmont, and Arlington are loaded with diners and Greek restaurants. From the Arlington Restaurant to Demo's, the Delux Town Diner, and the Aegean, there are many top places for comfort food in this close-knit, heavily Greek area. However, longtime residents of the area just keep coming back to Andros Diner time and time again. Perhaps it's the terrific food, or maybe the homey digs, but whatever it is, there is something truly special and unique about this little place on Trapelo Road.
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