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“A genuine Diner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chet's Diner

Chet's Diner
191 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532-1623
508-393-9403
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Ranked #7 of 55 Restaurants in Northborough
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
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New England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A genuine Diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were in search of the perfect breakfast spot when we finally landed at Chet's - the classic diner made us stop, friendly service held us, and the good value food sealed the deal. Nothing fancy, but an excellent selection of omelets and interesting weekly specials make for varied options. The homemade hash gets raves, and the blueberry pancakes are hard to pass up. What really keeps us coming back week after week is the people. Jess, Ann, and Celine not only know your name, they know all their regular customers favorite orders, and their humor and caring shines through. The only complaints I have ever heard are a debate over whether the home fries might be seasoned more, and the limited serving hours (5am-11am Monday-Saturday). There's also a back-room bar attached (you could even have a Bloody Mary with that breakfast). And don't miss Friday night, when The Battered Fish takes over the diner - their limited menu isn't an issue, 'cause their very fresh, perfectly battered fish & chips (we like to substitute the onion rings) is well worth coming back for...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northborough
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best diner food...ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

For a basic breakfast...not to be beaten. Jess also makes specials, which are delicious. Hours are strictly breakfast, 5-11am Monday through Saturday, CLOSED SUNDAY. There is also The Battered Fish open Friday nights, 5-8pm

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York, United Kingdom
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“It does what it says on the tin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Looks, feels and tastes like an American diner. Great staff , service and food. Drop in if you are nearby.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“I ant find hash like Chet's anywhere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

We ate there every Saturday the entire time we lived in the area and I always had the hash over easy with white and my wife had the veggie omelet. Great food for a great price and the people make it fabulous. Mark will always be missed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Perfect Diner Food --”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Nothing pretentious about Chet's -- it's about as diner as you can get. Went there for breakfast with a colleague -- had the corned beef hash (awesome) and tried the french toast (also very good). Service was prompt (it was a Tuesday at 7 AM), and the food was hot -- lots of coffee refils, etc. Very friendly people!

Note: Like many diners, Chet's is CASH ONLY!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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