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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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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787 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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144 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 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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238 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 Kimie B

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