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Valley Diner Restaurant

636 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT 06418-2507
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Ranked #10 of 39 restaurants in Derby
Cuisines: Diner
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9 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Valley Center, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Derby has limited restaurant options so when we visited this diner we thought, judging by the amount of the cars in the parking lot, it must be good. Wrong! Although the breakfast are fine, nothing spectacular, the lunches are mediocre. Had Shepards Pie and it was topped with a mound of potatoes rather than the crust I was use to... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

There's a lack if diners in the area, and when the one in Orange closed, we found Valley. I usually take my mother there for lunch, so I can't comment on the entire menu. However, the Spanakopita appetizer this last visit was a huge portion, surrounded by salad greens and large cubes of feta. My mom said it was delicious.... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I have been coming to the VAlley Dinner (VD to those of us from the valley) for 30 plus years. They make wonderful burgers, breakfast items and fantastic salads. This is a great place to come in the early hours of the morning after a night out. My husband and I loved bringing our boys here when they were little.... More

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Ansonia, Connecticut, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I frequent this diner on weekends for brunch. The food is great - typical diner selections, but a LARGE menu to choose from, so there is always something for everyone! The building itself is large, so there is rarely a wait over 10-15 minutes for a table, if that!

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Shelton, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

It is for the most part typical diner food, but a cut above. I enjoy breakfast there the most. Quick turnaround, and fresh. Waitresses are always pleasant and patient if we dawdle over coffee and gab.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We came at lunch. Place was busy enough but we were seated right away. Unsmiling waitress took our order. Typical diner with typical selections. I ordered Philly Cheese steak fries with gravy. My friebd ordera burger and fries. Food took a while. The burger was deemed so-so. He ordered another order of fries because his came cold. He was immediaately... More

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Monroe, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Typical diner type of food. The building has been upgraded and expanded in the past few years.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012 via mobile

Okay so my parents both had bland gyros and I had pasts, which I ordered with garlic butter sauce but it came with red. The sauce was cold, and made the pasta cold pretty quick. It was tasteless. It took a while for us to get waited on, and barely anyone was there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011 via mobile

Best French onion soup I've had in a long time. Friend had the turkey club with crisp bacon and great fresh cut turkey.

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