Please be advised that due to COVID-19, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is postponing all elective cases until further notice.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

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Food services

Food services

Dining services

Our cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and is open to our patients and families. Snacks, beverages, sandwiches, salads and desserts are available throughout the day at reasonable prices. In addition, vending machines are available in the cafeteria with a variety of light meal options, snacks and ice cream.

To have a meal with your child you may purchase your meal in the cafeteria and bring it to your child’s room. If your child is able, you may bring your child with you to the cafeteria. Please let the nursing staff know if you are interested in doing this.

Please make us aware of any food allergies or sensitivities that you, a family member or guest have so we can safely serve you.

Monday–Friday

Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Grill closes at 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Weekends and holidays

Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Beverages and muffins only)
Lunch Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The cafeteria at Massachusetts General Hospital has extended hours and is within walking distance of Shriners Hospital for Children — Boston.