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Agawam Diner

166 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA 01969
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Ranked #12 of 21 restaurants in Rowley
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55% Recommend
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English first
El Paso, Illinois
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176 reviews 176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place is a diner- you get diner food. We stopped for breakfast. I had Ray's hash. It was great- not the canned stuff you get in so many places. My husband had pancakes and ham with real maple syrup-again not the fake stuff. The service was great- fast and friendly, our waitress checked on us several times, asked where... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Our family loves stopping at diners on car trips. We went out of our way to go to the Agawam Diner because, in the AAA Tourbook, it sounded like the perfect place for us. The write-up praised the meatloaf. Well, what's a diner without meatloaf?! Sadly, we found out. The diner looked fine from the outside and, although small on... More

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Revere, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Make this short I ordered clam strips and was brought 2 containers of tarter sauce one was empty with a knife swirl around the edge and the other was half full with fried crumbs... yuck wheres the board of health. :(

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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If your looking for a quick in and out with good, basic food, this should satisfy you ( unless there's a line out the door). The tables do turn over very quickly. Plain, basic food with a nice cup of coffee is what you get here. I have been told their pies are pretty special and some people go there... More

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Mesquite, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Authentic Airstream-type old-fashioned Diner with all the trimmings! Spenser picked a good one here! The "greeter" at the door is a real fixture! The food is great! Best Chicken Pot Pie I've ever had anywhere! You almost expect a guy in a fedora to come in for lunch. Next time I'm close, I'll be there!

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This diner has been here for along time. We ate here often when we lived nearby 20 years ago. Returning to the area we found it did not disappoint. The seafood was still delicious, cole slaw not over mayonnaised and the pies fantastic. Waitresses were very friendly. We were there between lunch and diner so it was not overcrowded.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a fun historic diner. Food is good greasy spoon cooking. Been there multiple times an never had a bad meal. Only drawback is cash only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Look, it's a diner and it's cash only, so it has to be good, right? It is. But I don't care if you eat French toast at 8 p.m. or just ate your way through the fried chicken plate or a side of Ipswich clams, it would be a SIN if you don't have a slice of heaven, alias Agawam... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Our lunch had mixed results. This diner has been in operation since the 1940's and I don't think that anything has changed. The food was ok. They do have a large menu of comfort food but in our lunch nothing could rise the bad above just ok.

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San Francisco
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19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We love breakfast, but unfortunately we won't be going back to the Agawam Diner. The pancakes tasted like the batter came from a bottle, the hash was made from hamburger, and the home fries had zero flavor. On the positive side the atmosphere was fun and it had a traditional New England feel to it.

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