The Apple Barrel pretty much takes this category hands-down. It’s convenient, it’s downtown, it has fast service and you can eat breakfast at any hour of the day. What more could you want? Apple Barrel administrator Charlene Waddell says the key to its success is easy. “We have really large portions for really cheap prices,” she says. “The students, especially, love it.” So feel free to gorge yourself on onion rings or other late night snacks—it’s almost sure to cost you less than the cab ride home.
Runner-up: Freeman’s Little New York, 6092 Quinpool, 429-0241