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Cindy's Diner

830 South Harrison Street (Moving to 203 West Berry), Closing Temporarily During Move, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Ranked #35 of 521 restaurants in Fort Wayne
Cuisines: American
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90% Recommend
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English first
Battle Creek, Michigan
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190 reviews 190 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Put a quarter in the jukebox and crank out a 60's tune because baby you are traveling back in time at Cindy's! You better be slim enough to fit in the small space between the mounted stools and the counter top that holds only about 15 people inside, because this thing was built long ago before we all ate WAY... More

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Sydney, Australia
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633 reviews 633 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A more authentic diner would be hard to find. They specialise in 'garbage', which is a very filling breakfast hash If you've got a big day ahead of you, fuel up here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is exactly what you would imagine an American diner to be! Forget about McDonalds and every other fast food outlet. Get down to Cindy's she n you are next in Fort WAyne. It is about to move a couple of blocks but Any local will be abel to direct you. Be prepared to stand in line at a weekend.... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Cindy's is the typical little diner that you would have found in any large town or city a few decades ago. Cindy's keeps that alive with great food and friendly service in a tiny corner. They will be moving soon, so be sure to check the address before you go, but from the food, to their eclectic collection of coffee... More

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Fremont, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a classic Fort Wayne place. Soon it will have a new home at berry and maiden. If you go for breakfast try the garbage or Mickey Mouse pancakes.

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Denver, CO
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

15 indoor seats. Diner food & shakes, simple and quick. Friendly conversation around the counter. Morning news on TV. A working jukebox of 60's hits for your quarters. Closes at 2pm daily. Moving to a new in spring 2014 due to redevelopment of their current site.

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San Jose, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Yes, Very small inside. And it is a reflection on the side of portions you order. Had lunch 1 day and had a BLT. Really was child's size. Then stopped by for breakfast and had there so called "Garbage" That was small too. Nothing special. Was cheap $. Friendly wait staff keeps this from 2 stars.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

You can sit outside, but it's all to go boxes and you're on your own. Diner food at best and wait staff, well, let's just say they must all be related and they've been their a while.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The food was great and quick. The staff and regular customers were friendly. We sat outside joining a table with a local. He said he comes for the french toast. Which looked good made with Texas toast. Stop in for a quick and very good meal

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Saint Joseph, MI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you want a trip back in the past, go there. Nice authentic atmosphere and good food, nothing fancy, just plain tasty american food and served in time. Well organized machine. Like a ballet dancing in front of you. Fast, clean, good and fair price. Will recommend and be back.

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