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Parthenon Diner Restaurant

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374 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405-2938
203-481-0333
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A real contender

New Jersey as wonderful diners but this "best of Connecticut" is a true contender in in that world. Extensive menu, well prepared foods, attentive service, beautiful Decor. Everyone seemed to be quite happy with their food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
robcurtross
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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New Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love the Parthenon! Huge menu, great value, very good food. The kids get a kick out of sitting at the counter. Try the desserts - delicious!

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Thank LN423
New Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Parthenon is still a good diner....the food quality and haphazard takeout takes this spot down a few notches. Cold slaw used to be a standout with pepper and dill seed not just average ok slaw. Mashed potatoes used to be all home made now most if not all is instant. If you get takeout be sure to check the... More 

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Thank lpcee3
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Ipcee3, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We apologize that your experience was not up to par. We're sorry you didn't enjoy the mashed potatoes, but they are still homemade. We take all guest feedback very seriously as it is an opportunity for us to improve. Thank you again and we hope that you... More 

Branford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great food and service. Large menu to choose from. All day breakfast served. Staff is friendly. Clean

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Thank Hshepard1
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Hshepard1, Thank you for the great review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the future! More 

Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I always get the Roasted Turkey dinner with mashed potatoes/soup or a Monte Cristo with fries. The Parthenon never disappoints- the food is always basic and good.

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Thank Momothom
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Momothom, Thank you very much for joining us at the Parthenon! We really appreciate your loyalty and the review on Trip Advisor! Happy New Year and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Essex, Connecticut
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We have a numer of these diners throughout Connecticut. They may have different ownership, but they are all out of the same mold. They all have very extensive menus and you can always find something to hit your taste buds, and the price is right. If you are looking for a very early breakfast or a very late dinner or... More 

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Thank gourmet84928
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi gourmet84928, We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for stopping in at the Parthenon Diner and do appreciate your feedback. We try to ensure that every guest has a great experience. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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441 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

New Jersey as wonderful diners but this "best of Connecticut" is a true contender in in that world. Extensive menu, well prepared foods, attentive service, beautiful Decor. Everyone seemed to be quite happy with their food.

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1 Thank robcurtross
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi robcurtross! Wow! Coming from someone in Franklin Lakes, that is high praise! Thank you very much for visiting and writing such a great review. We try very hard to give every guest a great experience. Thank you and we hope yo see you again! More 

Branford, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Consistently good service and a menu that covers all the bases. Breakfast, lunch or dinner; always a good quality dish. Wait staff are courteous and helpful. Prices are very competitive and overall a well run establishment

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Thank Peter C
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Peter, We try very hard to ensure that every guest has a great experience at the Parthenon. We really appreciate that you took the time to share you experience here on Trip Advisor! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Connecticut is overrun with these horrible greek "diners", which are more like all-night restaurants that serve mediocre food at high prices with bland service. The burgers are hockey pucks here and the french toast is the worst i've ever had - it was a dry piece of bread with a little egg dipped on the outside. Go to a REAL... More 

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Thank Connor B
Branford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is always fresh, prepared as ordered great menu, good service, always friendly faces. Good value

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Thank jopa331
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi jopa331, We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at Parthenon on Trip Advisor. We really do appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon! More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Nice restaurant. Service very good. Food was average. Dessert was excellent! Raspberry cheesecake -- the size of the Parthenon!

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Thank Jaypea99
SBDM K, Public Relations Manager at Parthenon Diner Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jaypea99, We just wanted to drop you a quick not to say thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We really do appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! We make all of our desserts in house so we're glad you enjoyed it! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 374 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: 203-481-0333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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