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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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
best bacon ever!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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

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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Sandy Hook
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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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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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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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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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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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Address: 98 Church Hill Rd., Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470
Phone Number: 203-270-5509
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Diner

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

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