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The Liberty Elm Diner

777 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI
401-467-0777
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Ranked #170 of 720 restaurants in Providence
Cuisines: Diner
Description: Featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
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Description: Featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
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English first
East Providence, Rhode Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

adorable atmosphere, friendly staff, food is delicious and it's always a great time. haven't been in quite some time as it's always closed lately but can't wait to go once it reopens!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Very good food, excellent service and value for the money. When you drive by you might not stop but once inside an old train car it is homey and comfortable. This is not the first time we have taken advice from diners, drive-ins & dives and were not disappointed. Excellent service and accommodating with dietary restrictions.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

A sandwich is really good when you call it a "Samitch". Turkey juicy and tender and the Pea Greens with the Cibata bread and sauce made this a great samitch. Prices were very reasonable. In fact, we had a groupon for 20 dollars and had to add extra things to be able to spend that much. This is a diner... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

After spending a Sunday morning in Providence, we decided to stop by this DDD recommended diner. Our server was very friendly, but she was also very friendly with all of her other tables and we had to wait a while for our order to be taken and then later on, for the check. The menu was smaller than most other... More

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Ossining, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Wow! Terrific time-went for the Johnnycakes-first time trying them and my family was split. Pancakes and eggs were great and the service was over the top-couldn't have been nicer. Even gave the kids 'coffee milk' on the house. Deinitely worth going out of your way for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Definitely not your average diner. Way above average, in fact. The staff could not be friendlier and the food could not be tastier. Its a straight blast into the past walking into this gem. The place looks great for a 65 year old diner car with so much of its original tiling! The bathroom was clean enough to eat in,... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Charming true diner fare with a great updated twist. Service was friendly and on their game. Coffee was fresh. Customized an omelet with crispy bacon cheese and veggies, not very unusual but it was cooked perfectly and was nice and hot with the cheese oosing out of the sides, Had a side of one of their fluff sandwiches and was... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

After watching the Food Network special on Diners, Drive-In's and Dives I was excited to try The Liberty. I drove about 40 miles and met a friend there. I arrived at about 9:30 - the diner was fairly empty. I waited about 7 mins before I could get the waitress' attention and ask for coffee. After my friend arrived -... More

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Houston, Texas
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238 reviews 238 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Interesting and historic diner. Spotlessly clean inside. Good but SLOOOW service (I expect the chef..). However, they need to spend a few hundred $s cleaning/ spiffing up the outside. Clearly one of the worst breakfasts we've had in a long time. Breakfast burrito - tortilla was overcooked (read "crunchy"); omelet - out of many ingredients mentioned, served with the cheese... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

As usual for a diner, this place serves breakfast and lunch. For lunch, I ordered a quesadilla. I was told that they were out of cheddar cheese. How can a diner be out of cheddar cheese? So run down the block and go buy some! At that point, I was stumped; cheeseburgers are out, as were numerous other items. So... More

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