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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
A MUST STOP restaurant

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff and fellow diners. Everything we had was great. If we ever end up in Vermont again...we will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
maryhledbetter
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff and fellow diners. Everything we had was great. If we ever end up in Vermont again...we will be back!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Awesome diner with homemade bread, jellies, ect. Delicious food and friendly staff. So glad to have found a great diner for breakfast.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I drove all the way from the Seacoast to check out what was listed as one of the top 20 diners to visit in New England...and I was NOT disappointed! Our waitress was a delight, and our breakfast was an absolute treat...best French toast I've had in years. The home-made hash was a real treat and the eggs benny was... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I'm writing of an establishment that has been serving Brattleboro customers for 75 years, since 1939. It's a real diner ... do you know what that means? First of all, the main dining room is an original Worcester diner, shipped from its Massachusetts manufacturer on a railroad car. But 'diner' at its best has come to mean great 'home-cooked' -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

My first stop here was a great experience. The service was pleasant, the atmosphere was lively, and the food was spot on.My most recent visit was terrible. The place was nearly empty and the waitress carried on about her personal life across the dining room to the other waitress. Eventually she forgot we were there. Once my order was taken,... More 

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Burlington, CT
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Right on route 9 in Brattleboro is old fashioned Chelsea Royal Diner. In a low profile building with a dirt parking lot, the large neon sign in front welcomes. The diner dates from 1938 and has a main dining area and an upper area a few steps above. Stopping in for dinner on a fall weekend, we were quickly seated... More 

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We found this place on Google and were a bit dubious when we first saw the place from the outside. However, the staff were friendly and the food was great. It had a real old fashioned charm to the place. I really recommend a visit!

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great lunch in an old diner "car". Not great to look at outside, but really interesting menu choices. Locally sourced food, grass fed beef - yummy. CASH only. Friendly, happy waitstaff. Would be a top rating if they spent some time cleaning the inside of the restaurant. Of course, I would eat there again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been here multiple times and always ordered the same things: Vermont cheddar and horseradish burger for him and the Reuben sandwich for her. Cash only so be prepared, but an ATM is onsite.

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Austin, TX
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had gotten stuck in a terrible traffic jam on Hwy 91 and couldn't wait to exit. After we FINALLY came to an exit for Brattleboro, we got off the highway and came upon Chelsea Royal Diner and needed lunch and a break from the traffic. It didn't look like much from the outside and the inside didn't look much... More 

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?