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Blue Benn Diner

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318 North St, Bennington, VT 05201
802-442-5140
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Today
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like stepping into a time machine, but with vegetarian food on the menu!

It's like stepping to a 50's diner, but with an extensive menu of delicious foods. Service is fast and friendly. I loved this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
mdos7
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It's like stepping to a 50's diner, but with an extensive menu of delicious foods. Service is fast and friendly. I loved this place.

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Binghamton, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I stopped in for what we hoped was going to be a quick meal. We ended up waiting at least 20 minutes for a counter seat because the waitress told us to wait for another group, which had all given up and left. She didn't even bother to let us know the counter was open after they... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It remains a mystery to me why people are raving about this place. It sure has charm of an old diner (which it is), but that's probably the only reason I give it two stars instead of one (or zero, if that were possible). The service was adequate. The food was some of the worst we ever bought anywhere, and... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Took visiting relatives to the Blue Benn and it did not disappoint. Food was hot, quick and delicious, exactly what you want from a diner. I saw comments about the service but the only time I have seen trouble arise at the restaurant is when people are impatient in the entranceway while waiting for their booths (sticking their heads in,... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My Mom and I were driving through the area and wanted a good suggestion to grab a bite. I stopped at the VT Visitors Center and asked what they thought of getting a good meal close to Bennington and right away they told me to go to this Blue Benn Diner. It looks like an old 50's diner outside and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I stopped in with my family after a weekend in Killington. It's one of those old school aluminum diners which are always hit or miss. We were hoping for some small town New England charm. We were disappointed. As soon as we walked in the door, (2 adults, 2 small boys), a passing waitress barked at us to wait outside... More 

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York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You won't be disappointed! The food is always good and the atmosphere is definitely vintage diner. I don't think they've changed a thing since the 50's. They have a menu, but you can also check out a huge selection from the off menu items listed on the wall. They server breakfast all day. Try the breakfast burrito if you have... More 

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Little Falls, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were fortunate that we did not have to wait. Had two delicious versions of Eggs Benedict, a vegetarian version and a south western one. The home fries are great. We got a donut and cinnamon bun to go. The donut was great, the roll was dry and we'd skip it next time. We knew they only take cash, but... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This old style diner is a great place for lunch but has limited seating. Plan your visit late morning or early afternoon to get faster service. There is no place to wait if Blue Benn is full. Great food in old venue.

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Cambria, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate here every morning while visiting Bennington, Vermont. Small 50's style diner. Recommend early arrival to avoid waiting; however, even a wait is more than worthwhile. Food, and warm, homey service is unsurpassed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 North St, Bennington, VT 05201
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: 802-442-5140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?