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Sandy Hook Family Diner

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American, Diner
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98 Church Hill Rd., Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470
203-270-5509
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 12
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best pancakes ever!!!

If you like pancakes, you'll love this place. There is always a variety and the warm Vermont maple syrup just tops it off.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Laura M
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Newtown, Connecticut
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Newtown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you like pancakes, you'll love this place. There is always a variety and the warm Vermont maple syrup just tops it off.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

I go here often. Sometimes just for their coffee with a friend. The coffee is that good and you're served endless cups. Food is delicious. Some of my favorites are the feta + spinach omelet, oatmeal with fresh berries, thick french toast and what I think is the best burger in the area. You can sit at the counter or... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great stop for food if you are in the area. We visited my sister in the Summer of 2014 and our whole family was seated quickly and the food arrived just as fast. The portions are very generous and the staff is very friendly. Love the small town atmosphere!

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new york
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This place had amazing food and great service. My husband and I got the pumpkin pancakes and they were incredible. I would definitely eat here again!

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White Plains, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I come visit family in the area pretty often, and we always come here for breakfast. The waitresses are always friendly and are willing to make any meal to order. The food is typical diner food, but a step above. The special menu is always extensive with unique options. A must-go if you are in the area.

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Woodbury
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44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Talk about a CT country diner! This is it. There are some more sparkly and some more spacious, but this is a gem. It's far from elegant but it's tidy and friendly. Every time we have been here the food has been excellent with really friendly and attentive service. GREAT corned beef hash. Great sausage & gravy biscuits (not health... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

You cannot visit Newtown without stopping at the Sandy Hook Diner. The decor takes you way back in time when things were simple, but the food is very much today's. We eat there on an average of once or twice a month.

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Newtown, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My grandson loves the pancakes and we all love the fact that this Sandy Hook institution still has that home cooked menu.

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Ohio
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We got off the highway in mid road trip to visit Sandy Hook in support for the tragedy that occurred there. Our GPS lead us to Sandy Hook Diner, right off the highway, and we loved the ambiance and the food. I had the clam strips and my guy had a burger and salad. This is an old fashioned diner... More 

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Church Hill Rd., Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: 203-270-5509

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

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