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O'Rourke's Diner

728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
+1 860-346-6101
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“french toast” (27 reviews)
“home fries” (17 reviews)
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American, Irish, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Maine. My husband read great reviews of the place so we made a special trip. It wasn't worth it. We found the food to be mediocre, typical of a diner -- not anymore special and not worth the...More

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for an out of the way pit stop after seeing it was featured on DDD. It was a late breakfast so it was wasn’t busy plus the a/c was out. We all had something different and enjoyed all of it but the winner...More

Thank Denice71
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a cool historic diner with great charm and delicious food. Small and a bit cramped but that only adds to the charm!!! Highly recommend. Check out Nora cupcake while you’re there. Also very cute.

Thank jessphillips77
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Not sure why this place is so highly rated on TA. The food was not good! I got the Irish Embassy. The “Benedict” was soggy, the hollandaise sauce was thin and watery, the corned beef hash looked and tasted like old pudding, and it all...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I've been here twice and there will not be third, a lot of hype and it is over rated from my experience and what other people have told me as well. To sum it up in few words, this place sucks.

Thank jerry F
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I recently moved to Middletown and was very excited to get a chance to go to O'Rourke's. Went for breakfast with a friend and was amazed at how ordinary it was. Two very small eggs over with badly seasoned home fries and a small piece...More

Thank jfnewman
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Not sure why people like steaming their cheeseburgers. It was rather wet and flavor less . I prefer having mine grilled or charbroiled.

Thank Sonoma30
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Best diner in town! Food is great, service is great! And different daily specials and they take care of your special dietary needs too

Thank SsLun
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times. Everything is always delicious. It's not your typical breakfast spot, so it cost a little more that the typical breakfast price, but well worth it. Service is always great too. They give you a little plate of sweet breads to...More

Thank crystalrose1011
Reviewed April 23, 2018

How can you go wrong having breakfast at a place called O'Roukes on St. Patrick's Day. It was so busy we had to wait in line outside and it was really cold but worth the wait. Had a eonderful breakfast scrambled eggs, bacon and had...More

Thank Ann Marie F
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-346-6101
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