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Route 5, Fairlee, VT 05045
802-333-3569
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  • 14
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tiny Space, Big Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
NHGeoguy
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Milford, New Hampshire
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Milford, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Newmarket, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had the blueberry pancakes and they were wonderful. Lots of berries and cooked just right. For just a dollar or two extra I got the real maple syrup.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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