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244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
978-453-8321
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Father's day breakfast

Always a good place to go for breakfast. Good omelets named after streets in Lowell. Ham steaks are awesome. Would have given 5 stars if they served white beans

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
John H
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great place for breakfast - the ham is delicious. Traditional diner food and breakfast only on Sundays. Front part is a real old diner, back room add on, but food very good.

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Lowell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Long a favorite of locals - and it's easy to see why. The food is excellent. and the atmosphere is friendly and homey. They even have parking which is an added bonus.

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Canaan, Connecticut
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I will just say that we went on the Tripadvisor reviews. It was crowded but seats available, wait staff friendly and fast, food was faster. Good all around. Some people say "how can you screw up bacon and eggs?" I say charge too much and not give you enough. Reasonably priced and left there full. Will return as UMass Lowell... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a Lowell institution! It's where all the locals hang out because of the company and the food. The place is divided in two - the original diner (typically small) and the larger addition. Try one of the many Lowell-street-named omelettes. Waitstaff is part of the atmosphere! Try it.....you'll like it!!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Always a good place to go for breakfast. Good omelets named after streets in Lowell. Ham steaks are awesome. Would have given 5 stars if they served white beans

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Whippany, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you go visit Lowell, hit up his eclectic Massachusetts diner. I recommend you come hungry and try the Hungry Owl Special!

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Stratford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The joint was jumping. Every table full. To eat here is going back in time. My wife had a great 3 cheese omelet and potatoes, me eggs bacon and potatoes. I wasn't crazy about the bacon but the potatoes were great .. almost as good as mine! (We were lucky we didn't have dishes thrown at us, my wife was... More 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The best breakfast spot! The food is delicious! The service is good, waitresses are attentive and nice. The food is prepared quickly, I love the atmosphere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My friend and I arrived at 8:45 on a Sunday morning. We had a choice of tables. Within 30 minutes the place was full. Despite how busy it was the service was extremely attentive and friendly. I appreciated how tasty the home fries were. I know a lot of places they are greasy and bland but not here! My eggs... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

you want an authentic American diner experience and great food? the owl is your best bet. every time we're in town visiting my husband's family I have to stop in. great breakfast food and if you get there early enough, coffee rolls (cinnamon buns). I recently had the Irish Benny and it was so good I almost cried. eggs Benedict... More 

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Additional Information about Owl Diner

Address: 244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
Phone Number: 978-453-8321
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: 978-453-8321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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