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50's American Diner

John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
+44 1283 220050
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Please do not put Swadlincote in your satnav as it takes you to the wrong location please use Church Gresley John street :) The 50s American Diner is the largest original american diner in the uk it was built in 1950 in Elizabeth New Jersey and opened as Murphys on st patricks day 1951 she then traded until 1969 ,when she went into dereliction . She was shipped to England in 1997 .We restored and refurbished her over the course of a year and reopened the diner in its present state in 2005 and we are still going strong thanks to our loyal customers old and new.We have set the diner up to give an authentic atmosphere where the customer is made to feel welcome and instantly at home.We have table service,as it was back in the 50s and we aim to give the best value for money best service and best experience In a fun and vibrant atmosphere.It is always advisable to book a booth Last orders 15 minutes before closing time,reserved booths will be saved for ten minutes unless you contact us and please let us know if you are unable to keep your reservation we are closed mondays and tuesdays wednesday thursday 5-8pm friday 5pm-9pm saturday 12noon-9pm sunday 12 noon-7pm We are a working museum to 50s Americana ,please come and share the experience, we are a family owned and run Diner and look forward to you joining us Trish and Jeff We have been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating by South Derbyshire Environmental Heath Team since the Scheme was introduced , ratings are given on a scale from 0 to 5,5 being the highest attainable.
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English first
Dudley, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Visited the 50's American Diner on Saturday 5.7.14. Previous reviewers have already mentioned the surrounding car park but it is true ignore this because the diner itself is picture perfect. Captures the 50's feel perfectly and this continues inside- all chrome,neon, American memorabilia and appropriate juke box music. The waiting staff are all dressed 50's style- polka dots a-plenty. We... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Sons 17th birthday, and chose the best! Delicious food, excellent service and value for money. Atmosphere was brill, I felt I was in America. Definitely will be coming back. Don't be put off by the outside, just wait till you get in.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went to the diner with my family for the 1st time last night - hubby and 2 kids for fathers day. Great food and seriously plenty of it! (and unlimited coffee). Hubby and I had the "Grace Kelly". Will definitely be going again very soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Took my 13 yr old and some pals here today. We turned up on spec and took to our seats. Didn't want to get up afterward with the massive burger (I and two others had the "Scooby") and mountains of French fries that we ordered. Milkshakes are just simply a cardiac arrest just waiting to happen, but what the heck,... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to the diner for valentines day. We loved the food and the milkahakes! Did expect more choice of American sundaes but still enjoyed what we had. Its quite small so booking advisable. Doesn't look much from the road but definitely worth a visit!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The 50's American Diner is in a railroad carriage, and serves American-themed food, like burgers and steaks in a variety of guises. The portions are generous, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the music is canned 50's and 60's pop. We often go there, and have never been disappointed. The deserts and drinks are also very good (they... More

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theamericandiner, Owner at 50's American Diner, responded to this review

Thankyou for the review and we are really glad you enjoyed your visit its really appreciated and lovely to hear Our opening hours are Friday 12 noon til 9pm , Saturday 12 noon til 9pm and Sunday 12 noon til 7pm More

Venice, Italy
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I'm not a burger fan but this one was really great . With a huge amount of chips !!! Shakes and juices are yummy ! Loved the layout and the atmosphere. A perfect place to have dinner with friends ! Must do if u are in are in the area . Only negative point ... After one of those meals... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Checked the website for opening times. 12 noon on Fridays. Make a 26 mile journey to the diner and find it closed!!! Check opening times posted on the door. 12 noon. Ring the number given and a recorded message gives Friday opening time as 5pm!!!!!!!! Leave message to say conflict of information is not good enough. We then found a... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There's nothing American about this place, just and over priced greasie spoon very greasie burgers with no quality to them

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The food is good, but the overall experience is outstanding – it’s a sort of ‘living museum’ to America in the 50s. The diner is loaded with authentic memorabilia and the staff dress the part – a fantastic and very different place to eat. The food is not ‘the best you ever had’ but it is very good. The portion... More

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