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City Limits Diner

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American, Diner, Bar
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135 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
+1 203-348-7000
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: City Limits redefines the traditional American diner experience by...
City Limits redefines the traditional American diner experience by showcasing a wide selection of comforting, sophisticated dishes-from house-smoked meats to gourmet pastries. The diner, which has locations in White Plains, NY, and Stamford, CT, uses only the highest-quality ingredients in from-scratch preparations, resulting in satisfying and diverse menu offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 42
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First-rate diner

It's hard to get a bad meal here. the portions are large and the ingredients are fresh. The vegetable frittata is a great brunchchoice, and the salmon sandwich is fit for a king, made with bread baked there. The staff is friendly - some of the servers are working hard to learn English, and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
GuinivereStamford
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Stamford, CT
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stamford, CT
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's hard to get a bad meal here. the portions are large and the ingredients are fresh. The vegetable frittata is a great brunchchoice, and the salmon sandwich is fit for a king, made with bread baked there. The staff is friendly - some of the servers are working hard to learn English, and they are very eager to please.... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good breakfast and lunch here, I have never been here for dinner, however there is a large full service bar and lounge so it might be a nice spot.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been eating at City Limits since the day it opened over 10 years ago. A wonderful roadside place with food that is not traditional diner. Always a great deal and meal

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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a local mainstay for us. We're empty nesters so we eat out a lot andfor a great meal at a reasonable price, we quickly think of City Limits. The very comprehensive menu and upscale, pseudo-diner decor are the only diner-like things about the place. The menu, while not super-sophisticated, has offerings that range from staples like fried chicken... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Overpriced diner food that is average at best in an ok atmosphere. Located off 95 so convenient to meet someone traveling but no where near town where there are much better and more convenient places to eat in Stamford. Why go here?

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Stamford, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you like diners you should try City Limits Diner. Good food, nice menu. Large, with lots of seating as well as parking. Right off of I-95 exit 6 for easy on/off access. It also has a full bar if that is important to you. Excellent breakfast menu. Hot spot Sunday mornings.

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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by the menu selection. Not your typical diner menu. I had curried egg salad with smoked salmon on multi-grain toast with a pickle and side potato salad...delicious! My husband had turkey pastrami on multi-grain toast with a side of cole slaw. He didn't like the cole slaw but I did. They could probably cut back a bit on... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

City Limits Diner is a step ahead of most diners. The food is consistently good. I've been there dozens of times and have never been disappointed. The only con is that it's a little pricey compared to most.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Live near by and visit many times for breakfast. Love the whole wheat pancakes and the positions are huge. Definitely would recommend for breakfast or lunch

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love City Limits! It is the place we go to with people out of town when everyone wants something different!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-348-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Bar

Description

City Limits redefines the traditional American diner experience by showcasing a wide selection of comforting, sophisticated dishes-from house-smoked meats to gourmet pastries. The diner, which has locations in White Plains, NY, and Stamford, CT, uses only the highest-quality ingredients in from-scratch preparations, resulting in satisfying and diverse menu offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?