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“Overworked waitress overshadows good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Anthony's Diner

Anthony's Diner
50 Railroad St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-3613
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Rochester, NY
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Overworked waitress overshadows good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We walked in early afternoon to a packed diner being served by one waitress. She was obviously overworked and didn't seem to happy to see us. We did get steady, if unfriendly service. In her defense, she did warm up once a good part of the crowd cleared out, the problem obviously was trying to take care of a full restaurant alone. My other complaint were the prices, way too high for diner menu.

With that said I do have to compliment the cook. Everyone had good things to say about the meal, my bleu cheese burger special was very good and the skin on fries were hot and crisp. Too bad the service wasn't up to par.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
1 review
“We found just we needed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We were going to montreal and back from maine in a weekend. We ate a lot of fast food in our weekend. This was just the place they to stop. Simple food but amazing. A turkey sandwhich just how I would have made it for my self and very good blueberry pie. Clean bathrooms. We are hitting the road again refreshed. I am sure we will stop again someday.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“This is what a diner should be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

There were five of us for dinner and we were seated quickly because it was probably before 5pm. The waitresses were extremely friendly and all of our orders were accurate. Every dinner we received was cooked perfectly and as ordered. Prices were normal and the quantity was above average. This is probably the best diner I've ever eaten at and I've hit diners across the country.

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
“Terrible service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Enjoyed breakfast, food was good but came out before we received our drinks. Ordered water with our coffees and had to ask several times for our complete drink order. Getting enough creamer for our coffee was nearly impossible. Service was just terrible and breakfast prices are what you would expect for dinner plates. Would not return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Too bad...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I love small local diners and really wanted to like this place, but, the entire experience was awful. Our waitress took a very long time to take our order, our food and drinks came at incomplete intervals where some members of the party had food well before others. The prices for breakfast are way too high and there were items that were given to us during the meal that we DID NOT order, and they tried to charge us for said items even when we explained that we did not order it and did not want or eat the items. Also, oddly enough, I ordered scrambled eggs and they were gritty.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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