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American, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed October 17, 2020

We have been going to Twin Pines Diner in East Haven, CT for many years, Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. My husband had a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, which he always had before in his hand, the greeter came up to us like...he was holding a gun instead of a cup of Dunkin' and demanded he get rid of it, when my husband said we're here every weekend, and I always walk in with my cup of coffee, the guy (I think is the owner) yelled at us and told us to get out of his restaurant! WOW!. We were so shocked and disappointed! They have lost two loyal customers. Very sad that a so called professional long standing DINER can treat their LOYAL customers with so much disrespect. We will never returnMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020

I was home sick. My husband was nice enoug to stop and pick up a dinner I had ordered. He arrived and pulled out his card to pay. He was told the price which was $3.00 higher than the menu. The girl told him it...was taxes and a $2.00 take out fee! Since when do places charge a take out fee? If you go and eat at the diner and wrap up your left overs and take them home you don't get charged so how is this different? Do they want a sick diner to come and patronize their establishment so they don't have to pay the fee? This is the first time I've ever encountered this. I have to say I'm upset and will never order from them again. The girl who was taking my husbands payment also had no idea how to use the credit card machine. It took her three tries to get it to go through. He also noticed that his account is $3.00 off today we will be looking into this to see if they added a tip. This place has lost our families business for sure.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Twin pines diner has been a go-to place for my husband for years. He has always gotten blue fish during summer months. we went today and he ordered blue fish and they said that they didn't have any for the last year or more. However...it's still on the menu! He ended up getting scrod, which smelled and tasted very fishy. I ordered fried sole. Also tasted very fishy, not fresh. We both had canned vegetables, except for the potatoes that also came with the meal. I sent back the fish because I couldn't eat it. They brought me moussaka, which was delicious. I wish I had gotten that in the first place rather than the fish! The restaurant was not especially clean, and there were very very few patrons. They were separating the people due to the pandemic, but it didn't matter! The star of the show was the sugar-free chocolate cake! We both loved it...fresh and moist, just delicious! Every restaurant should have a sugar-free choice for dessert. There are so many diabetics who would appreciate it, just like we did!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Service was good Friendly atmosphere Very clean Definitely recommend this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

I can usually appreciate a large menu but this one was mind boggling HUGE (10 or so pages, plus supplementary, AND a "daily specials" menues. The server came a few times before I could even scan over the items. It was annoying that she'd come...over ask are you still reading and then run off before I could ask anything. She did that again when I finally got a chance to order so she didn't have the full order yet. When it came out, it didn't even come on the wheat bread that I asked for. I really came back fir the pickles though. They were crisp, and had a unique brine I've never had anywhere else. I made sure the meal I ordered came with a pickle. Sure enough instead I get a thin (for being a quarter cut) limp pickle and it didn't have that special brine. They went from a restaurant that I'd travel a half hour out of my way to visit to somewhere I'll never return. ADA note: server almost ran into me because of high booths and narrow passageways. Expect that you'll have to disturb other patrons meals to get through if they aren't in a slow period. Price is low, food quality is low.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Twin Pines has good breakfast at an OK price. Recommended 100%, if you are hungry go there. Pancakes are delicious

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

My family frequents the Twin Pines Diner for breakfast and lunch several times a month. It has consistently provided satisfying food with good portion size over the past several years. Their omelettes are delicious and their sandwiches are filled to the brim. Service is consistently...good, even when super busy on Sunday morning. Its a great neighborhood find!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

Have been there for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Never had a meal there I didn't like. Staff are always pleasant..............

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Restaurant has plenty of parking space. We had a quick seating, no waiting time. The food arrived a little longer than expected. I ordered the Hungry man breakfast. It was a choice of pancakes or texas french toast (I ordered pancakes), your choice of eggs...(scrambled), your choice of bacon, sausage or ham (I ordered ham), and fries. I also ordered some French toast on the side. Overall the presentation could have been better. The pancakes were not good. The fries were so so, but the ham and eggs were pretty good. I enjoyed the toast. My wife had the 1/3 Lbs cheeseburger with onion rings. She said it was good. Serving portions were really big. We thought it had good value. Other things are a little pricey. Not sure if we are coming back. Might give it another shot, we'll see.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Had breakfast here a few times. Fast friendly service food was served hot and fast. The omelette with salmon (lox) was perfectly cooked. It came with home fries and toast. Excellent value too!

Date of visit: January 2019
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