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O'Rourke's Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Irish, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options

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BEVERAGES​
1.79
Coffee
Hot​ or iced
2.49
French Press
1.79
Tea
Hot or iced
2.49
Hot Chocolate
Sm 1.79
Lg 2.79
Juice
1.49
Assorted 8Oz. Soda
1.95
Assorted 120Z. Soda
1.49
Bottled Water
2.49
Sparkling Water
2.49
Gatorade
SIDES​
1.79
Homefries
2.49
Cheesy Homefries
3.49
Sweet Potato Homefries
2.49
Colcannon
3.49
Fingerlings
3.49
Veggie Hash
3.49
Grilled Turnips
6.95
Gravlax
When available
6.95
Smoked Salmon
1 95
Sausage Patties
BACK TO BASICS​
2.49
One Egg w/ Toast
2.95
Two Eggs w/ Toast
4.45
Two Eggs, Homefries & Toast
0.50
Each Additional Egg
1.00
Egg Whites
7.79
With cheese +0.46
Western Omelet
Ham, peppers & onions
6.25
Create Your Own Omelet
Base
2.95
Boxed Cereal
3.49
Oatmeal
4.49
Fresh Fruit Plate
When available
OMELETS BY BRIAN​
Served w/ homefries & toast, unless otherwise noted
12.95
Belly Buster
Six egg omelet w/ American, Swiss, provolone, bacon, sausage, tomato, onions, peppers & mushrooms
10.79
Black Forest Omelet
House​ baked ham & Swiss cheese topped w/ bacon
10.95
Bob Wolfe's Omelet
Guacamole, tomato, provolone & bacon, served w/ corned beef hash & brown bread
10.95
Cajun Firecracker
Cheese, creole sauce, mushrooms, onions & peppers topped w/ andouille sausage
12.49
Casino Omelet
Crab meat, bacon, onions, peppers & cheese topped w/ hollandaise sauce
10.79
Cuisine Art
Cheese, guacamole & tomato topped w/ hollandaise sauce & served w/ veggie hash & brown bread
10.49
Derek's Reuben Omelet
Corned beef, Swiss, mustard & sauerkraut
10.95
Dubliner
Corned beef hash & Irish cheddar served w/ Irish bacon, fingerling potatoes & Irish soda bread (topped w/ jam). A customer favorite!!
10.49
Flo-Ing Mushroom
Spinach, mushrooms & cheddar topped w/ sour cream, onions & tomato
BRIAN'S BAKERY​
1.49
House-Made White Bread
Portuguese sweet bread
1.49
Multi-Grain Bread
Norwegian rye
1.95
Irish Soda Bread
1.95
Irish Brown Bread
1.95
English Muffin
1.95
New York Bagel
2.49
Croissant
1.49
House Baked Hard Roll
3.49
Fresh Baked Muffin
8.50
Leprechaun Bites
Every morning, the little leprechauns in the kitchen start the day off by baking a variety of goodies. Leprechaun bites are an ever-changing assortment of daily sweet breads, cakes, treats & toppings.
EGGS YOUR CHOICE​
8.49
Fisherman's Special
Three eggs w/ bacon or sausage. Served w/ homefries & toast
10.49
Irish Fry
Irish bacon, two eggs & corned beef hash. Served w/ brown bread & homefries
10.49
Pigs in a Blanket
Irish bangers wrapped in pancakes w/ two eggs. Served w/ homefries & toast
9.49
Black Beans
Two eggs w/ black beans topped w/ cheddar cheese, onions & guacamole & served w/ toast
8.49
Traditional Hash & Eggs
Corned beef hash w/ two eggs, homefries & toast
10.95
He-Man
Two eggs served w/ pancakes & your choice of bacon, baked ham or sausage patties. Served w/ homefries & toast
10.49
The Sandwich
A pair of pancakes stuffed w/ baked ham & cheese served w/ two strips of bacon, sausage links, two eggs, homefries & toast
9.95
Vegetable Hash
Two eggs & horseradish sauce over vegetable hash. Served w/ sweet potato homefries & brown bread
SIGNATURE SCRAMBLES​
10.49
Eggs Brian
Eggs scrambled w/ grilled ham, steamed spinach & cheddar. Topped w/ mornay sauce & served w/ homefries & toast
9.95
Black Forest Croissant
Eggs scrambled w/ baked ham, Swiss & mushrooms. served w/ homefries
9.95
Melt Gourmet
Eggs scrambled w/ onions & topped w/ melted cheese, roasted peppers & broccoli. Served w/ homefries & toast
10.49
Eggs O'Rourke
Eggs scrambled w/ bacon & sausage topped w/ mornay sauce & served w/ homefries & toast
10.49
Vegetable Delight
Eggs scrambled w/ broccoli, mushrooms & cheese topped w/ mornay sauce on your choice of croissant or bagel. Served w/ homefries
BRIAN'S BREAKFAST​
10.79
Eggs Benedict
Irish bacon, cheese & poached eggs on an English muffin. Topped w/ hollandaise sauce & served w/ homefries
10.79
Eggs Florentine
Irish​ bacon, cheese, steamed spinach & poached eggs on an English muffin. Topped w/ mornay sauce & served w/ home fries
13.49
Eggs Oscar
Poached eggs w/ Swiss cheese & asparagus on an English muffin. Topped w/ hollandaise sauce & served w/ poached shrimp & fingerling potatoes
13.49
Irish Galway
Poached eggs over grilled brown bread w/ smoked salmon & bacon. Topped w/ hollandaise sauce & served w/ homefries
12.95
Irish Embassy
Grilled bacon & poached eggs over brown bread. Topped w/ hollandaise sauce & served w/ Irish bacon, homefries & your choice of corned beef or vegetable hash
10. 79
Sunset Eggs
Poached eggs w/ Irish bacon, grilled tomato & cheese over our grilled bread. Topped w/ hollandaise sauce & served w/ homefries
10.79
Eggs Benedictine
Poached eggs over our grilled bread, layered w/ baked ham & Swiss cheese. Topped w/ mornay sauce & served w/ homefries
10.79
Eggs Mornay
Irish bacon, cheese & poached eggs on an English muffin. Topped w/ mornay sauce & served w/ homefries.
9.95
Blueberry Pancake Special
Buttermilk pancakes topped w/ fruit syrup & our house-made blueberry jam. Served w/ clotted cream
6.95
Mini Raspberry Pancakes
Mini pancakes topped w/ our house-made raspberry jam & clotted cream.A customer favorite! !
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Irish, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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1:25p today came to the restaurant whose sign was turned to closed. When I opened the door to ask what time they stopped seating — so I would know for next time — stood and waited for a good 5 minutes. When my husband who...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank DAWBong
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love, love this place, I love the story behind it (ask any local), I love the view out the window (just a road, but you can see the wrong side of Middletown). Let’s get something very clear here, in the UK we only have pigs...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tengoldrings
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped on the way to a wedding, not our first time there. Great old school diner. Everything is delicious and super fresh. Get Irish soda bread French toast !!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank tessajt1998
Reviewed July 19, 2019

We stopped for breakfast before heading to the boat. We got an omelet and the French toast. Both were just ok. Not a lot of flavor, tho the bacon was excellent. The coffee was so strong we put cream and water in it. Service was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lisanap
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Having lived in rural South East Ireland for seven years, one becomes disappointed with all of the faux Irish pubs in the United States to claim to be authentic when they are not. O’Rourke’s, however, is the real thing. Besides the Irish hospitality which welcomes...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Worldtravelpartulr
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Amazing food and amazing service. The best breakfast experience I've had in a while. Stood on a line for it and was not disappointed. Owner came out and gave my wife and the other women tea and biscuits while we waited and anyone who wanted...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jtpcarroll5212
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

This little diner has the best tasting Breakfast this side of “the Big Puddle”! We were a party of 3, being treated to a late Mother’s Day Breakfast, as we had been out of state all winter & spring. The waiter, who was very considerate...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank quilterlady83
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Normally always a great meal here but this time the potatoes were off. I tried the Veggie Hash for the first time and probably won’t order it again. Great coffee.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Roger R
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Another great Triple D find. We got the Irish Soda Bread French Toast, Irish Embassy, Irish Galway and a Steamed Burger all suggested by the Waitress and ALL Tasty!!! Small Dinner only 3 two people tables and 8 multiple people tables and finally a small...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 581colleenc
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Delicious brunch on a business trip. This diner is a must try - diners, drive ins and dives can’t compare. I tried the soda bread French toast with andouille. The French toast was perfect with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit topping. Andouille had a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Jackie N
October 2, 2018|
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Response from desertswim | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the last time I went they were overcooked. I prefer Meriden Lunchbox or K Lemay's, also in Meriden. I also hear there is a good steamed cheeseburger place in downwoen Wallingford, but I haven't been yet.
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June 5, 2016|
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Response from nos-im | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't remember if they do. I'll have to check next time. (After years of reviewing, I just noticed the tripadvisor notifications. Sorry about the delay in answering.)
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