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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy classic small town diner, a great choice for breakfast!

The Sandy Hook Diner has a fine menu for both breakfast and lunch, but for me it's always been a breakfast favorite! I've been eating breakfast at this diner on and off for over 30 years, and while ownership has changed a couple times in those 3 decades, the atmosphere, quality of service and food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Rick M
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Newtown, Connecticut
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Newtown, Connecticut
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Sandy Hook Diner has a fine menu for both breakfast and lunch, but for me it's always been a breakfast favorite! I've been eating breakfast at this diner on and off for over 30 years, and while ownership has changed a couple times in those 3 decades, the atmosphere, quality of service and food has remained expertly prepared and... More 

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Thank Rick M
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Always eat here on Friday mornings - service is always warm & friendly, Coffee is hot and plentiful, and the meal is always satisfying and hot. Wide variety of choices. Homey and quaint atmosphere and a true classic - families more than welcome.

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Thank RNFoss
Newtown, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always a wonderfully varied breakfast menu! Our favorite restaurant for delicious breakfasts! Staff is outstanding!

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Thank zoopig18
Newtown, Connecticut
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was very disappointed by my trip to Sand Hook Diner. Coffee was good, service was great, but the food was just okay. My pancakes were chewy, although the syrup was great. My husband got a hash dish and it was much better, but neither of us were that impressed. We will stick to Kings!

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Thank KimberlyBeth
SANDY HOOK
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very quaint little diner in the center of Sandy Hook, CT get there early as tables go fast, or you can sit at the counter is a great option too.

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Thank KELLY R
Fairfield Co, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food is good, the service is great and the place is what it is, If you want ambiance keep driving.

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Thank FairfieldCo_CTDanP
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped here on a road trip, hoping to give our money to a local business instead of a chain. We walked in 30 minutes before closing and were warmly welcomed and told we had more than enough time for lunch. The dining room is a quaint, inviting space, and the prices and service are both awesome. The bacon on my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

While traveling on from NY to Maine we were lucky enough to find this gem. The food was great, the service friendly. Probably the best house made corned beef hash I have ever experienced. Why would anyone eat at that tourist trap diner by the interstate. Drive a little further up the road for a great experience. And to all... More 

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Thank Brion S
Sandy Hook
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

An old fashioned dinner in the heart of Sandy Hook that offers breakfast and lunch with daily specials. A favorite for the locals who like the good food, fast service and very reasonable prices. But the old fashioned diner (It is an old dining car style diner) needs some TLC and some renovation.

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Thank Ron C
Newtown, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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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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Thank Laura M

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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 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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