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Chelsea Royal Diner

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American, Diner
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487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-8399
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cash only

Cash only. Good coffee! Good quality and portions filled us up for the whole day. Choice between normal pancake syrup and Vermont maple. Lots of locals in for breakfast when we went. Great atmosphere!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Jennifer S
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Average at best. This is a local favorite and visitors like it too. But I think it needs a darn good scrub.

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Thank Karen I
Keene, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In the past this was the place to go. Not so much . The food is OK not fabulous. It appears not very clean probably because it's out dated. I've found that most of wait staff to be rude. If you go in first a head of party they will not will not let you sit at a table until... More 

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Thank aarchangela22
Warner,NH
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is rather run down looking and dated. It was like taking a walk back in time. The server was professional, but you could tell she treated the locals better than those of us passing through. The portions were decent, as was the quality of the food. I doubt I will be back, even though I travel through the... More 

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Thank NH_Camper_5
Greenknight2613
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife and I visited over New Years weekend and were blown away by the food and wonderful service at this old school diner! Our waitress was awesome, bringing us homemade strawberry preserves to go with our toast, and the breakfast was simply magnificent! The bacon, which is purchased from local farms, was smoked perfectly and was honestly the best... More 

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Thank Greenknight2613
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Cash only. Good coffee! Good quality and portions filled us up for the whole day. Choice between normal pancake syrup and Vermont maple. Lots of locals in for breakfast when we went. Great atmosphere!!

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Thank Jennifer S
Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped off at the diner around 10AM in route to Stowe. Nice friendly service, good selection of options. We had two dishes, a vegetable omelet and a cheese and bacon. First round of coffee was Luke warm as they use an insulated server and it was a bit after normal breakfast time. The second round was nice, hot and delicious.... More 

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Thank Bruce R
Guilford, Vermont
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is awesome! The old trolley car turned diner has a neat atmosphere and history along with a wonderful menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff is always nice and friendly even when they are packed. Food is always wonderful! It gets packed and no matter what, it is definitely worth the wait plus the staff is really... More 

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Thank Anthony F
Chicopee
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271 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This place has great food breakfast lunch or dinner. We love breakfast but have been here for lunch as well as dinner. Really good fresh farm eggs and fresh fish. Great coffee

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Thank ChicopeeJoe
Syracuse, New York
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We just happened on this diner on our way home from NH back to Syracuse. It was a great find. Food was very good. Great selections. It was nice to have some different choices for breakfast other than the basics. The homemade strawberry rhubarb jam was excellent on the English muffins.

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Thank Penny P
Brattleboro, Vermont
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Epitome of family indulgence in comfort food. Hearty breakfasts, cozy envitonment, homemade meals in every aspect. Great Desserts, especially pies. A Treet for Everyone!

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Thank Shirley B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-254-8399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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