Mannion's Restaurant (CLOSED)
378 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169
For those of you who like a good traditional Irish breakfast, you don't have to look much further than Mannion's Restaurant in Quincy. Mannion's, which is a breakfast and lunch spot that is tucked away in a quiet, less-traveled part of the city fairly close to the Southeast Expressway and Quincy Center, is the perfect place for authentic Irish breakfast food, including black and white pudding, Irish bacon and sausage, brown bread and scones, and so much more.
The atmosphere at Mannion's Restaurant can be summed up as simple and family-friendly. Tables and counter seating are both found here, with a surprising amount of room inside the restaurant, since Mannion's looks rather small from the outside. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient, and they seem to know many of the people who come through the door. Mannion's attracts a good number of Irish immigrants, which is of little surprise, considering the fact that the restaurant started catering the Irish Cultural Center in nearby Canton in 2004.
About the only disappointing aspect of Mannion's Restaurant is that they are not open for dinner, but since they have such terrific breakfasts here, perhaps they don't really need to be open at night. Mannion's does serve lunch, however, and while this writer has not tried their lunch offerings yet, the menu looks promising, with such dishes as shepherd's pie and a traditional Irish boiled dinner. If any of our readers have had lunch at Mannion's, we would love to hear what you think. In the meantime, Mannion's Restaurant (as well as the outstanding McKenna's Cafe in Dorchester) will be our place to go for traditional Irish breakfasts, hopefully for a long time to come.
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