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Dinky's Restaurant & Cafe

American, Diner, Hamburgers, Grill
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70 Clinton Street (Route 70), Shrewsbury, MA 01545-1224
508-856-0844
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6:00 am - 1:00 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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Eat large

Betsy's diner in Falmouth on Cape Cod always says, "Eat large." Well, you can do the same in Boylston, Mass. (Rt.70) at Dinky's Blue Belle Diner. Food is great, prices are not steep, service is good. All typical of a good old-fashioned diner. Serving breakfast and lunch you can't go wrong here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
david d
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Betsy's diner in Falmouth on Cape Cod always says, "Eat large." Well, you can do the same in Boylston, Mass. (Rt.70) at Dinky's Blue Belle Diner. Food is great, prices are not steep, service is good. All typical of a good old-fashioned diner. Serving breakfast and lunch you can't go wrong here unless you order too much. I made the... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I just had my first visit to Dinky's and I'll definitely be back. We went on a Sunday so it was moderately busy but with 'seat yourself' seating we found a spot immediately and were offered coffee before we even sat down. We ordered omelets with a side of bacon, and had our food in no time. The portions are... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A fun diner with great service, awesome food, and a "family" atmosphere...highly recommend it ! Drive up from Cape Cod often - just for breakfast at Dinky's !

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Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wife and I just moved to the area, we occasionally like to go out for breakfast and this is now our go to spot... Great food...

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went here recently after watching a crew regatta nearby. We were looking for a late breakfast and got there about 30 minutes befroe closing. We saw the reviews and figured we would give it a shot. The hash and cheddar omelette was thin and dry, hash tasted like it was from a can. Cranberry nut french toast was very good.... More 

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Albuquerque
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A funky diner with good service and good basic food. Three of us has breakfast, and all three were satisfied. Two had omelets and I had poached eggs on an English muffin. Would definitely go again.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

There are several 'real' diners in/near Worcester. Dinky's is the best. The 40's era diner car is attached to a smallish modern building. Maybe 6 booths and long counter in the diner car and maybe 7 booths in the newer part. It's just a fun, welcoming place. Great breakfast and lunch. Fish Fridays dinner most weeks - but not sure... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Dinky's has 2 parts - basically a section that use to be a diner that still looks original and then they added another small section with tables. Food is very good, had maple french toast with bananas and nuts and my daughter had banana nut pancakes. My french toast consistes of 3 slices and my daughter received 2 large panackes... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We go to this diner just about every Saturday for the best breakfeast in the area. Great menu with daily specials and I haven't found a better omlet or home fries that compare. All of this valve is backed up by friendly fast service. Try it

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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We have had breakfast with friends here a number of times, and everybody has left very pleased with the experience. The Blue Belle Diner is a restored dining car from the 1940s which is attached to what used to be Dinky's Restaurant. Hours of operation are early morning to 1 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. on Fri), so plan for... More 

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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, Diner, Hamburgers, Grill
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?