You won't find a more local or unfussy place—or one that is more abuzz with conversation at 4 am—than this waterfront institution, way down on the end of Commercial Street. Sitting next to you at the counter or in a neighboring booth could be rubber-booted fishermen back from sea, college students soothing a hangover, or suited business folks with BlackBerrys. From the upstairs deck you can watch the working waterfront in action. The food is cheap, generous in proportion,
and has that satisfying, old-time-diner quality.