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Owl Diner

244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
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Ranked #8 of 239 restaurants in Lowell
Cuisines: American
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Set in an old stainless and formica diner car. Juke boxes on the tables. Thick local accents. Baked beans for breakfast. Easy access, lots of parking.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant has been around forever and it is owned by a family who owe other "diners" in the area. The food has always been good when I have been there and the portions are generous. Remember to bring cash because they do not take credit cards.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice atmosphere, good parking, and excellent food. Prices are reasonable and the service is fine. I never regret eating here.

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North Andover
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

and the coffee is terriffic. The wait staff are tremendous. I would highly recommend the Owl. Ask for Donna or Martha and you will be well cared for

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Com'mon in and be encircled in a warm, fuzzy teddy bear hug; being served like kings and queens with enormous care and love that could instantly melted a formidable iceberg! Pipping hot, heart warming coffee and other beverages in a deep mug; cholestrol, gut filling morsels arrived fresh and ridiculously smack licking yummy in a man-size plate; well...what more could... More

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Beverly, mass
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Showed up a little past 6am so it was't really busy yet. Sat at the counter and it was like going back 50 years. Oldies on the radio set the mood too. Bacon & eggs were done well and coffee cup was never empty, They had a parking lot on the side of the building. Great Diner!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I came here with my dad after getting running some morning errands. He and my mom have always told me it's a really good place even though they hadn't been in years, and since this was the one that started the other diners in the area, I had been dying to check it out for awhile. It definitely did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by this one when driving by Lowell. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and attentive. We even received free coffee mugs and postcards since we were out of towners. Highly recommended.

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Ottawa, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Like diner breakfasts? Go here. Everything about it is very well done. It's not haute cuisine but it doesn't think it is, pretend to be, or charge like it. I had the patriotic special - red, white, and blue waffles. It was good, and it wasn't the least bit surprising that the place had a patriotic special...

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I've been frequenting this place for years and was hesitant to write a review for selfish reasons. I didn't want it to get more popular than it is already! This is a great diner. Parking can be an issue as one reviewer pointed out, but that's because it is popular. The neighborhood is just fine too. The food is fresh,... More

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