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Route 5, Fairlee, VT 05045
802-333-3569
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My friend and I were directed to this cute and quaint little dinner that hugs the highway on the Vermont side of the Connecticut River with the warning that we might be able to get in as the seating is very limited. We were fortunate to arrive when there were still a couple of booths open. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Betty M
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Harrisburg, Illinois
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Harrisburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My friend and I were directed to this cute and quaint little dinner that hugs the highway on the Vermont side of the Connecticut River with the warning that we might be able to get in as the seating is very limited. We were fortunate to arrive when there were still a couple of booths open. The dining area consists... More 

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Fairlee, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fairlee Diner has been there for years and has great food and quanity for a Country Diner Atmosphere. Small, may have to wait on the weekends and holidays. Just open for breakfast and lunch (closed Tuesdays).

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White River Junction, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went here after church with a group of friends. The staff was friendly and place was clean. A lot of choices on the menu. You can expect to pay $10 for your meal. The meal is a large portion. I ordered pastrami with cheese and a small side of onion rings and hot chocolate. The chocolate had whip cream... More 

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Wentworth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I'm a regular here and am always happy with both the food and the experience. "The Diner" as everyone calls it, is tiny. There are 5 or 6 varnished pine booths for 6 and a few stools at the crowded counter. The cook works the flat-top grill right behind the counter and one of the benefits of sitting there is... More 

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Adirondacks, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The place is the textbook diner for small town Vermont. The coffee is delicious and the food is perfect! I had a standard breakfast and the sausage came tasting like they were fried in maple syrup. Very small diner but also quite welcoming and friendly. Much cheaper than what the hotel had to offer and I am sure it tasted... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I guess if you're trying to save money and really need some food, this diner would be okay, but compared to the hundreds of diners in the New York area, this one is lousy. The food was flavorless and the bread was stale. Was hoping it would be a cute New England diner with good quality, but was really disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food. Super friendly service. (They're on top of your coffee refill.) Great diner experience! Be sure to try the homemade bagels.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I used to love the Fairlee Diner. I suspect and hope that it still offers good breakfast food. However, I just had lunch there and the food was mediocre and very expensive. I ordered scallops with mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and pickled beets. I didn't order a drink (just water). Saying the food was average is being generous. The tab... More 

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Granite Springs, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Truly has that Mom & Pop feeling. Only there for breakfast, but they have really good ones. Wonderful pancakes and good hearty fare.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Everything we are here was delicious- we had lunch (try to the reuben) and then came back for breakfast! Great staff.

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Address: Route 5, Fairlee, VT 05045
Phone Number: 802-333-3569
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Fairlee
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: Route 5, Fairlee, VT 05045
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Fairlee
  • Phone Number: 802-333-3569

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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