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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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Newtown, Connecticut
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will run into the local crowd here, no pretense-great service. New owner is making some nice changes while also keeping favorite menu items available. Onion Rings a favorite, also have salads and tuna for the healthy eater. Family friendly - Cash only!

Thank anneh236
Fairfield, Connecticut
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793 reviews
591 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit here. The diner is a small, old-fadhioned style diner.We had a very enjoyable breakfast. They serve eggs, omelettes, oatmeal, pancakes, French toast, specials, sides, and beverages. We ordered a full stack of pancakes (very large pancakes), bowl of oatmeal with fresh strawberries, and an omelette(egg beaters with mushroom and cheddar cheese). Our toddler granddaughter shared... More 

Thank Gloria H
Newtown, Connecticut
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147 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We go here frequently for breakfast dates. All of the food is good, not healthy, but good. It is a much better choice than Blue Colostomy up the hill. My only negative is that if you don't take anything but cash, at least have an ATM.

Thank BMorrell
Redding, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Food and service are great and it's the friendliest group of folks you would ever want to meet! We go there often and have never gotten a bad meal. Plus I am gluten free and they have gluten free options.

Thank Virginia B
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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254 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

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

Thank zoopig18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?