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Windmill Diner and Restaurant

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14 Mill Plain Road, Danbury, CT
203-743-6541
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Description: Diner voted best in Danbury.

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty diner food

The Windmill has convenient hours and is usually open late into the evening. It serves alcoholic beverages in addition to the usual fountain drinks and milkshakes. Breakfast is available throughout the day and evening. The daily specials are typical of diner food, e.g. meatloaf with mashed potatoes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Danbury, Connecticut
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Danbury, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Windmill has convenient hours and is usually open late into the evening. It serves alcoholic beverages in addition to the usual fountain drinks and milkshakes. Breakfast is available throughout the day and evening. The daily specials are typical of diner food, e.g. meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, spanakopita, fried shrimp, etc. Portion sizes are generous, yet not overwhelming.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a local diner that cannot seem to cook a decent omelet. It was overcooked, not at all fluffy and the home fries were tasteless. I would never order an omelet there again.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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124 reviews 124 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have been here 5-6 times over the past 3 years. Always good, until last night. We have only had breakfast and lunch but dinner was horrible. Lemon Chicken was rubber. Lasagna made with the cheapest ingredients possible. Waitress was not interested in making sure we enjoyed our meal. So either stick with breakfast or don't waste you time and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Waiter was kind of weird and emotionless. Food was the typical greek diner food. My desert was from frozen pie. Had the corned beef sandwich. So so. Soda was good. French wasnt soggy. Burger was good. Coffee was bitter.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have been coming here for the last 20 years as we loved the menu quality and service. The menu and specials always had something for each of us to enjoy and the value and quality was always there, until the last few times we visited. It seems like the owner and staff have given up. The decor needs a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Terrible customer service and not child friendly at all!! Arrived asking for a table for 6 with a high chair. The man walking us to a table grumbled and said things like "high chairs take up too much room". We weren't even greated in any sort of a nice manner by him or the waitstaff, just a "what do you... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Parking lot was packed on a Sunday morning. Got inside and were immediately seated. Plenty of space for big crowds. Waitress was very efficient. Food came out hot and delicious. Everything delivered as ordered. We'd definitely stop again when in the area.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food is good diner food. The portions are large and the service is fairly quick. The hot meals, the soups and the omelets are especially good. Pea soup, turkey dinner and turkey club are our favorite. The attitude of the hostess is a bit sour but once you are seated, the wait staff is very nice.

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Lutherville, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hungry after a long trip from home, I decided on the Windmill. It was around 8pm on a Saturday and I was seated immediately. I simply ordered the New England Clam Chowder and the Pastitsio. The Chowder was exceptionally good and loaded with clam. The pastitsio was, well, very decent but it wasn't yia yias; my Greek mother in law... More 

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Family style diner. No outside seating. Food was fine. Wait staff attentive although had some confusion with menu. There are two different prices on menu for certain foods. Make sure you specify which one you want.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Mill Plain Road, Danbury, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 203-743-6541

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Diner voted best in Danbury.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?