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Valley Diner Restaurant

American, Greek, Diner
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636 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT 06418-2507
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hanover, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I came in here on a whim, two days in a row. Its an excellent location, has great food, and a wonderful, professional waitstaff. I will definitely be back and would love to share it with those I care about.

Thank NKT1988
Shelton, Connecticut
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Valley Diner has good diner food. They have a good selection and they have daily specials. I try to go at least once a week. The wait staff are courteous and friendly. Always good service. If you are looking for a good diner, Valley is the diner of choice.

Thank mommanesky
New York
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

...I received when I said "and I'll take that medium rare, please" should have been a giveaway because the waitress didn't ask. The patty, when it finally arrived, had been likely hoisted from the McDonald's next door and left to languish under a broken heatlamp while my server disappeared and the three family members argued loudly in Greek by the... More 

Thank SquareBear205
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151 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

The hostess was not friendly; we weren't even greeted, an older woman just glanced up and grumbled "two?" She led us to a table way in the back. We waited a few minutes for the waitress, who was nice, but seemed very rushed. She was shouting to her tables from afar and seemed like she had too much to handle.... More 

1 Thank JCW627
Killeen, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch with freinds. Every ones food was either under cooked over cooked or cold. The wait staff acted like they did not care we were even there ask for something and it would never come intill you asked for it two or three times. We tried to talk with the manager and they gave us a... More 

1 Thank Eugene D
Ansonia, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Will make sure next time I don't ask for chicken tenders appetizer!They give you 4 small pieces.. And it is pricey... Waitress was OK, not so pleasant... We had hamburger that came with the fries... It was Ok. Next time I will think twice before I go back.

Thank Amra C
Hamden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Ordered a pastrami rueben. Okay that it was smothered in sauerkraut and onions, but this smothering hid fact that there was almost No Pastrami. When will restaurants stop skimping on portions and give customers a fair shake.

Thank 827mark
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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227 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

All I can say is that service was SLOW from the elderly hostess seating us to the young waitress taking our order. Did not bring our coffee until after she brought the meal and we had to remind her to bring it. She disappeared for a while and I had to ask another waiter to bring our check. He was... More 

Thank TonyLovesToDineOut
New Haven, Connecticut
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Valley Diner is always good for a family meal or BFF together. Service is always quick & friendly. They have large portions at those wonderful diner prices. You really can`t go wrong. My favorite is their French Dip or Grilled Ham & Cheese sandwich. This past winter we were sat next to Lauren Ambrose you just never know who will... More 

Thank cheertraveler97
Waterbury, Connecticut
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Great diner food was delicious staff was friendly fast service menu is large family atmosphere will stop again when I'm in area

Thank guzmanmcg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Greek, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT 06418-2507
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: 203-735-2445
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?