Retro eateries allow patrons to practice long-forgotten table maneuvers including slicing meats with swords, drinking peas with knives, and politely declining offerings of dodo jerky. Partake in other time-traveling traditions with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic diner fare at Toast in Hull.
Owned and operated by a love-crossed duo of experienced restaurateurs, the retro diner known as Toast serves a massive menu of breakfast and lunch classics. Fuel bellies with a hearty breakfast before a day of speed tanning with a customized, three-egg omelette—served with a side of hash browns and toast ($5.95+). A doughy, four-caked pancake tower arrives tableside topped with real maple syrup ($6.25), and the bagel-hugged smoked-salmon sandwich swims toward the stomach with cream cheese, tomato, and capers attached ($7.95). Challenge high-noon hunger pains with one of Toast's specialty lunch sammies—served with choice of fries, coleslaw, or potato salad—such as the Mayflower, which unites roasted turkey, cranberry, stuffing, and mayo inside of a fluffy wheat wrap ($6.95).
Toast's proximity to Nantasket Beach makes any outing worthy of sand-induced smiles. Inside the diner, vintage decorations, cherry-red chairs, and an ocean view make the space reminiscent of simpler times, such as 5 A.D. When planning a stop through, keep it mind that although breakfast is served all day, Tuesday through Sunday, the lunch menu doesn't wake up until 11 a.m., the exact time of day when sandwiches can officially begin doubling as sundials.
121 Nantasket Ave.
Hull, Massachusetts 02045Get Directions