Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Update: Budabing's 50's Cafe in Millis Destroyed in Overnight Fire

A popular suburban diner is closed after suffering serious damage in a fire.

According to several sources, including a post from NBC Boston, Budabing's 50's Cafe in Millis was hit by a blaze overnight that went to two alarms and caused the roof of the Main Street structure to collapse. It appears that the restaurant may be a total loss, as a tweet from @MichaelHenrich of Boston 25 news says that the building is expected to be demolished this morning. No injuries were reported in a blaze.

Budabing's 50's Cafe, which has been in business for more than 20 years, has been known for its retro atmosphere and its classic diner food including pancakes, waffles, burgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, meatloaf, turkey dinner, and steak tips.

The address for Budabing's 50's Cafe is 1060 Main Street (Route 109), Millis, MA, 02054. Its website can be found at

[June 6 update: Wicked Local confirms that the structure housing Budabing's 50's Cafe was torn down yesterday; it is not yet known if the owners will rebuild, so keep checking back for more updates.]

[July 1 update: A new article from Wicked Local states that the owner of Budabing's 50's Cafe is looking for a new space (with the hope being that he would find one in Millis), and that the Millis Lions Club is helping to raise money for expenses not covered by insurance.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]