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Mike's City Diner Restaurant Review: While the South End is all about trendy hot-spots, Mike's stands apart for being the sort of nostalgic American diner politicians choose for photo ops. President Clinton stopped in once to eat ham and eggs with grits at one of the classic checker-clothed tables. The place remains a favorite among neighborhood folks, cabbies, cops and workers from the nearby hospitals. Mike himself is no longer here, but his practice of roasting turkeys, frying up Philly cheesesteaks, making triple-decker burger clubs, slicing fresh-cooked ham off the bone, and never skimping on the mashed potatoes --- or the coffee --- continues. Bring your cash (credit cards aren't accepted; we told you it was old school), your appetite (the huge breakfasts are served all day), or your fiercest hangover as the linguiça and egg sandwich is one of the city’s best cure-alls.