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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
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great food at friendly prices

This is not a fancy place at all, but there is a wide selection of food sure to please almost anyone. Friendly wait staff and generous portions of food, make this the "place to go" for the locals. Open from very early morning until 9 PM, cars are always coming and going. We were there in the early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Harvey K
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Athol, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Mechanicville, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for dinner on our way back to Albany, NY from a Maine vacation. Halfway through the meal, we'd already decided we needed to come back -- and it would need to be sooner than some future passthrough on a summer vacation! We stopped here only because we were hungry and basically decided to stop at the next... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have been going to this diner for over 20 years and it never fails to delight. The food is delicious and they are sourcing a lot of their ingredients locally. The waitresses are friendly and they serve breakfast all day. On our most recent trip there we ordered the reuben (homemade rye bread!), the fishwich (they bread their haddock!),... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is not a fancy place at all, but there is a wide selection of food sure to please almost anyone. Friendly wait staff and generous portions of food, make this the "place to go" for the locals. Open from very early morning until 9 PM, cars are always coming and going. We were there in the early afternoon (... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love old diners, and this place definitely fits the bill. Be prepared to wait, especially on the weekends. Great diner food, great service and great atmosphere. Very kid friendly as well. This place is cash only, so be prepared for that.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been going here 15+ years. Wish they would bring back the @ dollar breakfast. I love the skillet though and service is amazing.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First, this is a hot local spot. The outside might fool you. This is a rustic looking old fashion diner. Many items on the menu are items you no long find anywhere. The beef is local and you can not get better anyplace else. All the meals are made from scratch. Corn on the Cob is local. The deserts are... More 

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Bayside, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Old style classic 1950s style diner and 1950s prices. The service is attentive and the food is quickly and efficiently prepared.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great food, good service, but bring your cash - no credit cards. Just good diner food in a wonderful atmosphere. Good size portions, well prepared & consistent. Love their soups.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Passing through this area we needed a lunch break. Saw this old roadside diner with a number of cars parked outside and decided to give it a try. Although we were only having sandwiches we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and efficient and friendly wait staff. Definitely would return.

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Albany, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visit this restaurant twice a year when passing through VT on our way to NH. Each and every time we visit, we love this place more and more. The portions are generous, fresh and are very reasonably priced. The last time there, I had a veggie quiche which was made with fresh eggs from which the chickens are right... 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 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?