We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Windmill Diner and Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
14 Mill Plain Road, Danbury, CT
Improve this listing
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

Diner voted best in Danbury.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 88 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
  • 7
  • 8
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid consistent diner

Diners are everyone's fallback for something to eat when not sure what you want. Windmill gives you choices and consistency. Maybe that's why you'll see so many regulars eating many of their meals there, over and over again. We always stop for breakfast before an outing. Gotta get the chipped dried... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rick R
Danbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Danbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Diners are everyone's fallback for something to eat when not sure what you want. Windmill gives you choices and consistency. Maybe that's why you'll see so many regulars eating many of their meals there, over and over again. We always stop for breakfast before an outing. Gotta get the chipped dried beef. Comfort food. Good service even though management seems... More 

Thank Rick R
long island, new york
Level Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here late one night looking for some light dinner options. This is an old fashioned diner with a full menu. We ordered the lentil soup and it was delicious. The service was great, the prices were reasonable and the food was good. Will definitely come back her again when we're in the area.

Thank 2inlove74
Astoria, Ny
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with any New England diner, a menu for days. Great char-grilled burgers, and my mom said the hot dog she had today was excellent. I've been going there for years when up in Danbury. My only complaint is that the staff has taken the apathetic diner worker thing to a whole new level.

Thank BillH11103
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Level Contributor
125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Danbury or New Milford then don't miss a having a meal at this lovely little dinner. The food is just great and they have the service to match. We had dinner here, but I can just imagine every meal being the same quality with the same service. Our dinner was delicious and served piping hot. Just... More 

Thank Pat P
Level Contributor
67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been going to the Windmill for 40 years. It is our favorite diner, anywhere. Everything we get has always been great and it's a wonderful stop on the way back from the airport if it's late. Same owners forever. Really feels like we're home, without the cooking.

Thank Priscilla E
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I am always amazed that places like this can have such a large a varied menu yet rarely tell you they don;t have what you want to order. This place is classic with all the diner favorites like liver and onions and turkey dinners and club sandwiches plus so many more temptations.. Service was good, place was clean, food was... More 

Thank capecodken2015
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you are staying on the Danbury Ct, Brewster NY line this is the best place for a reasonable breakfast. This place has been here forever and it is everything a great breakfast place should be, quick, inexpensive and good food. Service is fast and friendly

Thank Fred B
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This diner had some mixed reviews, but mixed enough that we wanted to try it for ourselves. Two big thumbs up!! CLASSIC club sandwich---always the determining factor for me for a place that calls themselves a diner or old fashioned coffee shop. Very fast service, mostly locals there, comfortable and clean. Big menu, lots of Greek items, big liquor list.... More 

Thank 5Martini5
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We visited this diner for breakfast recently after seeing it on trip-advisor. We figured if someone was eating there for 8 years something must be right.,everyone seemed friendly, .( we are also in the hospitality business). The food was magnificent. We returned the next day with our kids, the staff were very attentive, and the food even better. Fast, hot... More 

Thank kelcina
New York
Level Contributor
74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food - it is a diner, but they don't serve it with a smile or your way. If you need to eat breakfast, it will do.

Thank NYC-Chicago

Travelers who viewed Windmill Diner and Restaurant also viewed


Been to Windmill Diner and Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Diner voted best in Danbury.

Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Windmill Diner and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?