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Trinity Square, Axminster, England
01297 33731
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nom burgers!

Amazing nachos - the chicken was a massive standout and so much cheese :) We had two burgers - three cheese and the Route 66 burger both of which were extremely tasty. The bun was so soft and again very tasty. The chips were great - soft and crispy - and a perfect sized portion. My boyfriend had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Anna P
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing nachos - the chicken was a massive standout and so much cheese :) We had two burgers - three cheese and the Route 66 burger both of which were extremely tasty. The bun was so soft and again very tasty. The chips were great - soft and crispy - and a perfect sized portion. My boyfriend had the oreo... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have eaten here a few times and it's always be great. Generous portions that fast fab. The milkshake is the best ever! Clean, comfortable and quirky. Try it!

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You don't need to travel thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean to experience a sample of American atmosphere and cuisine; just try Route 66 in Axminster. Don't let the size or location put you off, and you might need to book in the summer season, especially if there are more than two in your party. I have eaten in... More 

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Axminster does not have a lot of choice when it comes to finding somewhere to eat, so it was a welcome relief to find an unpretentious slightly-diner-style place. The food was good if unexciting, they have tried hard to be authentic/"different" with the décor, but they need to try harder with the ventilation.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We arrived on a quiet Friday night and had a good selection of American classics. Lady at front of house was understanding and funny. Recommended.

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place is a bit odd. The food (classic American diner fayre) is OK as is the service. However you will be surrounded by over 2,000 DVDs and will certainly leave smelling of cooking oil! The furnishings are basic and there's lots of American paraphernalia on the walls. The menu is quite extensive and covers breakfast, lunch and dinner. We... More 

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Dulverton, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Now...I love a burger... and I love American burgers & diners. This is a truly, quirky burger bar, and it goes without saying... unusual! Unusual?? well lets try a walk through a DVD shop, turn left and be surrounded by USA art. Marvel comic artwork (which I love) , warm, inviting, intimate (well it has a nice atmosphere) The owner/owners... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

They charge you for tap water regardless of how much money you spend!!!!!! The main american waitress is sarcastic and rude. I will say that if your in axminster there isnt alot to offer so its okay for a milkshake and some fries just atmosphere always abit awkward!!

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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

very polite and staff very good and lovely cooked food it was a very homely experience you get what you pay for and a very good selection on offer as well

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Lovely meal in the main restaurant, followed by milkshakes in the express restaurant. Lovely friendly staff, good quality food and so much of it. Only 'down' point toilet in the express could do with a jolly good clean and spruce up!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trinity Square, Axminster, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Axminster
  • Phone Number: 01297 33731

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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