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Agawam Diner

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166 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA 01969
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
A great place

First visit to Agawam Diner. The food was so good, and the ambiance so user-friendly. The quality and the price are here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Rowley, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great home cooked meals and pies to die for! Don't be discouraged it there is a line to be seated....you can always check for stools at the counter.

Thank MotherNature13
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to Agawam Diner. The food was so good, and the ambiance so user-friendly. The quality and the price are here.

Thank gil421
Westford, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been visiting this diner for almost 30 years. The food is consistently great diner food. This is the real deal. No fuss, no pretense; just real people eating real diner food like open faced turkey sandwiches, boiled dinner, and on the right day, prime rib with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and Parker House style rolls and butter.... More 

Thank bklyn56
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in to the Agawam diner today for a bite. Since I was alone this time, I sat at the bar counter. My server Andrea was great. I had a cup of coffee in front of me within 30 seconds along with a smiling welcome. I looked at the menu briefly, but quickly settled on the open face chicken pot... More 

Thank Grandpear
Lexington, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Best eats in town. This throwback to the 50s diners is the real item. Usually busy. Don't let the cashier/host put you off. The food is like mom used to make, comfort food. Great prices. Giant servings. Specials that satisfy. Where else can you get a "potted meats" dinner. Desserts to kill for. Avoid rush hours, though, because locals line... More 

Thank newzmanpro
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Agawam is a local fixture in this area. If you are giving someone directions, it seems those directions always revolve around the Agawam. Everyone knows its location. This is diner food so if you are looking for nouveau cuisine this is not for you. A visit here is truly an experience. You will find patrons from every walk of... More 

1 Thank john L
Methuen, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My son and I love visiting an eating in old diners. This one is a classic and the outside looks so inviting. Inside the decor of the 1950's continue and we give the old place an A! However, the food could be better. We have had better. Toast was soaked in lard and eggs overcooked. The biggest thing was the... More 

Thank Eagle-Eye24
Dover, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Three of us stopped in for breakfast on a weekday. It was busy so we ended up sitting at the counter, wrong move, the round immovable stools are very uncomfortable,wait for a booth. That aside, breakfast was good with decent sized servings at a good price. Considering how busy it was we got our food fairly quickly.

Thank Snonut800
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Best diner on US Route #1. I have eaten at most of the great diners in MA and NJ. The ones with 25+ years or much more in the business. I've had all the classic dishes and, off course, every variation of pie. I am experienced and jaded. Today, I ate at the Agawam Diner and was positively stunned by... More 

1 Thank Pietro S
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's first come first served - or you can always sit at the counter - at the Agawam Diner in Rowley, Ma. Fortunately (or unfortunately for my waistline) the Agawam is right on the way to and from work - and isn't too far to drive to on weekends. The locals - from the teens to the senior folk -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA 01969
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Rowley
  • Phone Number: 978-948-7780

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:00 pm

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