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Dinky's Restaurant & Cafe

American, Grill, Diner
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70 Clinton Street (Route 70), Shrewsbury, MA 01545-1224
508-856-0844
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6:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Better than most.

Breakfast is all I've had a Dinkys, and I like the cinnamon-raisin french toast especially. Of course its nothing fancy, as this is a diner-type place. The prices are clearly lower than IHOP or similar places, but some diners are less. The service is usually good and friendly though if crowded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
William (Bill) S
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worcester.ma, United States
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worcester.ma, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast is all I've had a Dinkys, and I like the cinnamon-raisin french toast especially. Of course its nothing fancy, as this is a diner-type place. The prices are clearly lower than IHOP or similar places, but some diners are less. The service is usually good and friendly though if crowded they can be a little slow. I recommend Dinkys.

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Thank William (Bill) S
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classic diner breakfast with good quality food, large portions and good variety. They offer real maple syrup if you ask for it!

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Thank nancy p
Hershey, PA
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast at Dinky's. It's a favorite spot for local teenagers and offers diner goods. Pancakes are delicious with plentiful servings.

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Thank InHershey
Worcester, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went for breakfast here for the first time about a week ago and loved it. I sat at the bar and everybody was extremely friendly! The food was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend.

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Thank Heather J
Merrimac, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I picked this place because it got good reviews and people said the French toast was awesome. I did get the French toast and it was very good. My only complaint was that when we walked in we missed seeing a sign that said seat yourself and we stood there waiting while the staff just kept looking at us and... More 

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Thank julia_fisher
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place is small and little run-down, but I love it. Especially, I love their French toast. This is the spot that I chose to have breakfast and catch up with dear friends. The only thing I don't like is the "Cash only"

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Thank Irene G
Massachusetts
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Food and service are good. Large menu - if you cant find something you like the problem is with you :) Nice diner atmosphere

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Thank Pats_fan15K
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place has always been good, even after they were renovated, love this place, good food and not crazy expensive, will obviously be going back, and soon!

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Thank Katie K
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Cash only!!! But awesome breakfast place! Big portions for a small price. Very nice, always accommodating. If you're looking for a local diner, this is it! Chocolate milk & breakfast sampler are always delish

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Thank Leah W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Almost drove away before we went in.Dont.The place is adorable.The omeletttes are wonderful.The coffee is good and is refilled without asking.A really fun place with good food and no frills.Go early.They are only opened until noon.Hope to revisit The Dinky when we go back to Boston.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Clinton Street (Route 70), Shrewsbury, MA 01545-1224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: 508-856-0844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Grill, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm

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