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The 50's Diner

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426 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R, Canada
+1 519-622-0707
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great deli sandwiches and more

the place is known for the thick deli style sandwiches. portions are generous and you will not leave hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Patti J
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Peterborough
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cambridge, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Their sandwiches are really loaded. My family's favourite - corned beef on rye. I prefer the steak sandwich and Greek salad. Does get busy - but worth the wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have eaten here several times and personally I find it a little pricey for family restaurant. We have had hit and miss with service though the food is usually pretty good when it comes. It seems to be a very popular and permanently busy place and this can be distracting for some kids. Because of the time lost waiting... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you want a fantastic classic breakfast this is the place to go! So many options on the menu it was hard to decide. Everything we ordered was delicious! Right enough it's hard to mess up breakfast foods, but this place does it extremely well! There was a line up when we went on a Sunday, but the line moved... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This restaurant has friendly staff that cater to your needs and they serve fantastic food with a great variety to choose from. At times you have to line up, but the waiting is well worth it. There is lots of free parking on both sides of the restaurant. Get the Montreal smoked meat covered with sauerkraut and mustard on rye... More 

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

the place is known for the thick deli style sandwiches. portions are generous and you will not leave hungry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is supposed to be a local dining legend, but to me it is a local don't bother FLOP ! My food was ill prepared,greasy, just not very enjoyable at all.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Down the road from our hotel. We were seated immediately.Food was average. Good portions for the price. We did expect the decor to be more from the fifty's, however, just some pictures from actors/actresses from the 50's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Make sure you starve for this one. Most breakfasts are served with bean, fruit or yogurt. My favorite thing to eat is Eggs Beni with Peameal. Another thing I order a lot to take out is Greek Salaf with Grilled Chicken. All their portions are huge and the staff is great, fast and knowledgable. The Ambiance is what it's name... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The service is great. The price is right. The food is basic and tasty. This is not Michelin Guide dining but it is a great family style restaurant. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner ... you can't go wrong.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Their rib dinners are great. Full rack, juicy and tender also comes with Caesar salad, choice of 2 sides. Their portions are generous and prices fair. Ideal place for a family dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 426 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-622-0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?