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Chelsea Royal Diner

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American, Diner
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487 Marlboro Rd., West Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-8399
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    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
The food & service are good, but don't look for ambiance.

We were on vacation when we stopped at this diner on Rt. 9. The food, portions, prices, and service were all good. But, don't look for ambiance because there isn't any. It's a regular, non-fussy diner. I had a veggie burger with a very good side of potato chips, and a pickle. I was very full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
DMEReh
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were on vacation when we stopped at this diner on Rt. 9. The food, portions, prices, and service were all good. But, don't look for ambiance because there isn't any. It's a regular, non-fussy diner. I had a veggie burger with a very good side of potato chips, and a pickle. I was very full when I finished, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went for breakfast on the weekend - four of us. A bit of a wait - not too bad. The place is cozy and had a good diner atmosphere. The waitress was busy and running around, but even so it took a looong time to get our breakfast and get our bill. I don't think they asked if we... More 

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Western New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nice atmosphere, good food with so Egging for everyone. Cash only is important to note. Great stop on our drive through Vermont!

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Arlington, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place is a fun gem. Staff was not very talkative but polite. It had a friendly atmosphere. The breakfast was also delicious and quick.

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Niceville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My son is in a boarding school in Putney so whenever I come to visit, we always try to have breakfast at Chelsea Royal Diner at least once. I wanted to try something different, so I ordered the lobster benedict for $11. I was pleasantly surprised to find fresh, large chunks of lobster meat, including 2 claws with my eggs... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was so charmed by the outside dining venue. Large wooden ice cream carving. I never went into the diner bldg. Menu offerings were impressive, prices most reasonable for the quality of food. A wait was worth the food. I ordered grass fed beef burger and a malted chocolate shake. Loved the opportunity to use the compost barrel, also located... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went with friends for lunch on our way home. From what I am reading breakfast seems to be their thing here- Lunch not so much. I had the Moms Meatloaf- definitely not my Moms Meatloaf- Most of our meals were cold when we got them and there were only 3 other people there when we there- The others in... More 

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Chelsea is a diner, with all the virtues of a diner, inexpensive, unassuming, quick service, reliable food, but it is more, it is 2, maybe 3 steps, better than average. Home made ice cream and desserts, their own bread, their own "free range " eggs. Most everything is made on site from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. We have... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly service, and the definitely flexible and kid friendly. Burgers were good, french fries also good. Breakfast available at any time AND served with real Vermont maple syrup upon request (as a side order). My son ordered a burrito without salsa and specifically said he only wanted sour cream and cheese and the first time it came out of... More 

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Douglas MA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

At least once a year we travel up to the Royal Chelsea Diner for one thing - so my husband can get Mom's Meatloaf. But it's better than Mom's! Better than mine. In fact it's the best he's EVER eaten & he's fussy about his meatloaf! I have tried a variety of items & it never disappoints. I have not... More 

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Additional Information about Chelsea Royal Diner

Address: 487 Marlboro Rd., West Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone Number: 802-254-8399
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  West Brattleboro
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
Average Prices: USD $10
Cuisine: American, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 487 Marlboro Rd., West Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  West 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?