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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Diner voted best in Danbury.

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Great Diner, Good Food, Priced Right!

This is an old-time diner and it is excellent. We had breakfast and although there were loads of people, we all got seated without delay. We had a party of six and got a comfortable booth and fast, efficient service. Omelets, French Toast, Bagels/cream cheese, Special Combos, Egg Sandwich, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ocala, Florida
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Ocala, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is an old-time diner and it is excellent. We had breakfast and although there were loads of people, we all got seated without delay. We had a party of six and got a comfortable booth and fast, efficient service. Omelets, French Toast, Bagels/cream cheese, Special Combos, Egg Sandwich, and the old stand-by, Eggs over easy, home fries and toast!... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Prices are reasonable, but food is average. In need of a major remodeling. Service is attentive, but staff is a little too talkative with each other.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lovely staff but the food is awful. Its bland, badly cooked and just plain gross diner food. And I love diners!! Everything was greasy and bad quality ingredients. I cook better at home.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 via mobile

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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32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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