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“Unique diner experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casey's Diner

Casey's Diner
36 South Ave, Natick, MA 01760
(508) 655-3761
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Ranked #2 of 118 Restaurants in Natick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout
Description: Located in Natick, Massachusetts, Casey's Diner has been in operation for over 120 years. Casey's Diner was first established in 1890 with a 4-stool, horse drawn wagon that Fred Casey purchased from the Brooks family. The current diner was built in 1922 by the Worcester Lunch Car Company and has been located in downtown Natick since 1927. It has passed from father to son for four generations. Famous for its steamed hotdogs, Casey's is a local landmark in Natick, serving generations of families for more than a century. The Diner is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest operating diners in Massachusetts (possibly even the United States!).
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“Unique diner experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Went after hearing lots of good things. Such a cool diner experience in the trolley car. The staff was super friendly. We tried a hot dog and a split a burger. The hot dog was good, but I thought the burger was really the thing that made me want to come back. I'll return for sure.

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Webster, MA
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“20 years and another generation later, It is still the BEST!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

It had been 20 years or so since my last visit to Casey's Diner in Natick,MA. Now that I know they are open on Sundays (11am-3pm) I will be going back a LOT sooner! It is a 10 stool Worcester Lunch Car built in 1922 and formerly horse drawn. The next generation of Caseys were running it this day and it seems the same as it did when I was last there. The bright silver hood, copper steamer and original coffee urn, the mosaic tile floor, stools and wooden sliding door are still there. It is a block off of Rts 135 and 27. i have been on a busy weekday when someone is almost sliding under you as you get up to take your stool and a LINE at the takeout window. This Sunday they had just opend and it seems that would be a great time if you have kids in tow. It is on the Historic Register and is a MUST for any true diner fan. Hint( listen to the hot dog lingo after you order, ( down the middle, around the world, etc,) Take your kids and have fun!!

  • Visited March 2012
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“Must visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Old fashion dining car with 10 stools. Great hamburgers, tuna melts and dogs by the bushel. Good Old fashion lunch food.

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“Its limited, inexpensive, but really popular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Casey's is a Natick institution. Don't expect "gourmet", but you can get really good hot dogs and burgers for very little money. Menu is limited, seating is limited, but every little league team, pop warner team, etc. is there in the summer. People wait in line outside, and they handle the crowds quickly. If you're just looking for a quick burger, and a good one, Casey's is the place.

Visited March 2011
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“Classic Diner Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

I have eaten (dined?) at this great diner on Saturdays for many, many years now and thought that I might say a few words about it. This tiny little place has been around since the 1920s. It draws a very loyal crowd - both locals and others who appreciate quality diner fare. It is truly a small property. One must often wait for one of the dozen or less seats inside. There are no booths. There is also a constant line of
hungry patrons visiting the take-out window. Offering a rather limited menu, this place is known for its steamed hot dogs. Absolutely outstanding, they offer just the right degree of crunch and they just melt in your mouth. Even the rolls are steamed in an antique copper steamer. Just delicious and worth the wait whether you're sitting in or grabbing a few to go. Friendly staff, too.

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