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Sandy Hook Family Diner

98 Church Hill Rd., Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470
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Ranked #11 of 46 Restaurants in Newtown
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place looks like a hole in the wall but has excellent food that is both delicious and well priced. I lived in Sandy Hook for years before ever going here and wished I hadn't waited so long. Have never been disappointed in the food and the atmosphere is wonderful. Everyone is friendly and the staff is great. It just... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This little hole in the wall is one of my favorite places to meet for breakfast. Seating may be tight however the portions are large and tasty. Cooks specials are always a good bet and very affordable. Counter and dining room seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Like stepping back in time. Great food, great people, wonderful, welcoming "down home" atmosphere. Don't miss it!! Would highly recommend if you're looking for simple, relaxed, "un-fancy" place to have a good, delicious meal with friendly folks in an old fashioned atmosphere!

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Bethel, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Caveat...I am a huge diner food fanatic and The Sandy Hook Diner does not disappoint. Large portions served efficiently....traditional diner values abound. They bake a lot of their bread and pastry on premise and the baked goods are excellent. Again...it's a diner but, then again, it's better than 98% of the diners you will visit.

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Westport, Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is your basic family diner with a wide selection of diner food. The staff and clients are very friendly. My spinach feta omelette and hash browns were very good - and large portions. You will not leave hungry here

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Woodbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went into the diner with my son while trying to kill some time before a doctors appointment. My son wanted to get me a cup of coffee, but realized he didn't have enough money. When he told the waitress and owner Ellie this, she told him not to worry about it. She gave us both a cup of coffee... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Sweet helpful people at a very small and very old place. Bypassed the Blue Colony for the small town place. Stopped here for burgers on Sunday. No fries after noon but the burger was a great size and delicious! Not fancy.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

When you walk in you immediately feel pulled back to a simpler, friendlier time. The staff is perfectly attentive in a down-home way. The breakfast is fresh, delicious and made to order fast. The coffee is perfect and served in ceramic mugs. One of my favorite places to take the family or meet friends.

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New Fairfield, Ct
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

One of my favorite places to meet a friend for lunch (plus breakfast every so often)...as has been written, forget the printed menu and order from the white board of specials...just a happy place to eat....

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great little kitchen in Sandy Hook Center! Fresh homemade breakfasts and lunches. All served with a wonderful greeting and a smile.

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