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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, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Good Food...Great Price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
spangaroo
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Albany, NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Albany, NY
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Dover, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When passing through Brattleboro, I usually try to time it to have lunch at Chelsea Royal Diner which is known for serving locally-sourced food. I’ve enjoyed lunch and the homey diner atmosphere there in the past, but not this time. On my recent visit, I arrived after the busiest part of the lunchtime. Arriving at an off-hour, I was seated... More 

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West Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We live a couple miles away and mostly go here when our power goes out. That happens pretty often in Vermont. Not fancy but extremely dependable and amazingly reasonable. Portions are comfortably generous, off-the-grill fresh, hot and well-seasoned and the coffee keeps comin'. The servers are pros-- they are fast, don't screw up your order and don't try to be... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food was okay in this well worn diner. The place was real backwoods and really needs a good cleaning. Likely won't return.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?