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Lakeside Diner

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1050 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4404
203-322-2252
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great fresh doughnuts with a lakeside view

This lakeside diner was recommended for an early morning Sunday brunch. Great lake side position and view from the diner. Plates pilled high with fresh doughnuts greater us on the counter. We all had standard breakfast, which were nice, but the doughnuts were so fresh and light. All in all a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Ware, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This lakeside diner was recommended for an early morning Sunday brunch. Great lake side position and view from the diner. Plates pilled high with fresh doughnuts greater us on the counter. We all had standard breakfast, which were nice, but the doughnuts were so fresh and light. All in all a good breakfast stop. If you can be early or... More 

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Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Have been here a couple times in the past year with good experiences both times, and went back last week in hope of the same. Not so much. The good: Breakfast fare is unfailing tasty and well-prepared, a half-notch above your typical diner food. The doughnuts are fabulous. The view along the river is much better than the standard diner... More 

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Como, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our friends suggested to stop for breakfast at Lakeside Diner.....it was great! The place is very nice, a real diner. Food was great.....everything home made and very yummy! Inside is small so be prepared to wait.....keep in mind it will be worth the wait.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Maybe ducks aren't a welcomed sight but we're from Hawaii so it was a pretty sight to see ducks swimming in the little lake. But I digress.... The food was not fine dining but it fell into my "hole-in-the-wall" category of mom & pop establishments that I like to support. The breakfasts were not something to write home about but... More 

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bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Lakeside is like finding CHEERS tavern in CT. Not the best coffee but a standard for before work munchies and the best donuts in CT!

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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Little diner on a little lake is the local rage. Everyone says go for the donuts. Freshly fried cakey donuts that some say are to die for but are not my style...so I go for the pancakes, or the french toast, or the eggs and omelettes. They call me 'hon' or some other fond nickname and serve it up, hot... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This diner is outrageously dirty. Roaches were walking up the walls as my son and I ate. The place only takes cash and then over charges, so be careful and watch for added items on your bill.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is no recreation of an old diner. It's the real thing,shabby round seats by the counter, old tables close together, harried waitresses, who've been there forever. The view is of a pond (not a lake), attractive in all seasons. The place is usually full with repeat diners ordering the same things, hamburgers, soups, omelets AND ALWAYS the homemade doughnuts,... More 

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STAMFORD
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154 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This tiny breakfast/lunch restaurant just off the Merritt Parkway is a local gem. Excellent food, but almost impossible to find a seat or service on weekends. Weekdays are crowded too, but with short waits. Still, it's worth a visit. Great view of the lake from the wall of windows by the dining room tables. Also has a counter where lots... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

If you are looking for a great diner, Lakeside Diner is the place. They serve the best breakfast!! Their waffles and bacon,egg and cheese sandwich are amazing. The diner isn't that big and it gets pretty crowded, so go early. You can also call in your order and pick it up (still tastes great).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1050 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 203-322-2252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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