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Sandy Hook Family Diner

American, Diner
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98 Church Hill Rd, Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470-1621
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We go there often because the staff is like seeing friends from the old neighborhood. The eggs are fresh and served hot. Try the hash browns. Lots of specials.

Thank Stephen A
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Great old time diner -- the building is really something. I am told that if they remodel the whole thing needs to be brought up to code. Sagging floors, crooked walls and a great breakfast - see photo.

Thank Tom2002a
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232 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We moved to town a few months ago and finally decided to try this place. We loved it! Service is excellent, food was wonderful, and the atmosphere is great. It's old and nostalgic and we loved it. Small but family friendly and there are a ton of locals (almost everyone knew their waitress's name. The pancakes were the best we... More 

Thank Diane123Diane
Newtown, Connecticut
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Sandy Hook Diner has a fine menu for both breakfast and lunch, but for me it's always been a breakfast favorite! I've been eating breakfast at this diner on and off for over 30 years, and while ownership has changed a couple times in those 3 decades, the atmosphere, quality of service and food has remained expertly prepared and... More 

Thank Rick M
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Always eat here on Friday mornings - service is always warm & friendly, Coffee is hot and plentiful, and the meal is always satisfying and hot. Wide variety of choices. Homey and quaint atmosphere and a true classic - families more than welcome.

Thank RNFoss
Newtown, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always a wonderfully varied breakfast menu! Our favorite restaurant for delicious breakfasts! Staff is outstanding!

Thank zoopig18
Newtown, Connecticut
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was very disappointed by my trip to Sand Hook Diner. Coffee was good, service was great, but the food was just okay. My pancakes were chewy, although the syrup was great. My husband got a hash dish and it was much better, but neither of us were that impressed. We will stick to Kings!

Thank KimberlyBeth
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very quaint little diner in the center of Sandy Hook, CT get there early as tables go fast, or you can sit at the counter is a great option too.

Fairfield Co, CT
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food is good, the service is great and the place is what it is, If you want ambiance keep driving.

Thank FairfieldCo_CTDanP
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped here on a road trip, hoping to give our money to a local business instead of a chain. We walked in 30 minutes before closing and were warmly welcomed and told we had more than enough time for lunch. The dining room is a quaint, inviting space, and the prices and service are both awesome. The bacon on my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Church Hill Rd, Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470-1621
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: 203-270-5509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?