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Fairlee Diner

Route 5, Fairlee, VT 05045
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Ranked #2 of 7 restaurants in Fairlee
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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26 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This tiny little diner reminds me of the old trailer-style diners, but it's really more of a shack. And that's not really a bad thing. We went at noon on a Sunday, and were seated immediately, though we might not have been if we'd arrived any earlier. Seemed like a big crowd had just left. I ordered the fresh Angus... More

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Powhatan, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Whenever I'm in this area I try to come here for breakfast. The diner has had it's ups and down over the years but it's still there and still serves homemade food so it must be doing something right. I'll be there for breakfast the next time I'm in the upper valley.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This diner is a throw back to when you could get home cooked food. This is probably my favorite diner and I travel for a living. Their food is made from scratch. Try the turkey club, you won't be disappointed. It's real turkey.

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Lyme, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As anyone who has read my submissions, they will know that I highly support locally owned businesses. I have been coming to the Diner since 1994. The same owner and some of the same staff!

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

After reading an article about this place and seeing the reviews in TripAdvisor, we were eager to try this place. Anticipating a wait, we made sure to arrive prior to noon for lunch. No wait, as there was a booth available, in addition to all twelve stools. We both ordered from the Specials menu. My wife had a pulled chicken... More

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Ithaca, NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I just wish this diner was located closer to our home. We really enjoyed the specials for breakfast, including a pulled pork and cheddar omelette and biscuits with a uniquely spicy sausage gravy. It's delightful to find a place like this that has the comfortable feel of a small town diner but is willing to have fun... More

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Windsor, Vermont, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Once a year we travel up to Farmway from Windsor VT and always make it a point to stop and eat lunch at this tiny diner in Fairlee, VT. Great place to eat. Have always like what we have been served. Great menu. This year (2013) we loved the chicken pie and the pulled pork melt sandwich. These guys are... More

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The waiters were friendly but the food was terribly overrated. The only thing I would recommend is the blueberry pancakes. The spanish omelet was just an egg stuffed with cheap salsa. I could not finish the sausage links because they had an odd taste. The food is edible, but frankly, after having breakfast at the nearby North Woods cafe I... More

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New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you go for breakfast, you MUST have the blueberry pancakes. The food is always hot and delivered to the table as soon as it's ready. Great fried chicken, too.

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New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had breakfast at the Fairlee Diner twice while staying at the Lake Morey Resort and both times it was delicious. The portions are large, the breakfast menu extensive and the coffee is very good. The blueberry pancakes, overflowing with fresh, juicy pancakes were to die for! We had breakfast at the Whistle Stop one morning and it was a... More

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