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88 Danbury Rd, Ste 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4025
+1 203-438-1395
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Redding, Connecticut
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local favorite. The food is well made and more enjoyable than most small restaurant/diners offer. The staff is friendly, efficient and accommodating. This place is an enjoyable experience? Our first choice when going out to breakfast.

Thank Michael R
Woodstock, Vermont
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562 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waiting for car work nearby, two of us had breakfast here. Cheery homey interior with lots of windows and light. Tried hungry mans breakfast and the steak and eggs. Food took a while to come out but was fresh, hot and delicious. Hungry man came with ham, sausage and bacon, along with two eggs, toast or pancake and assorted mini... More 

Thank Travelcrow
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I have eatten here many times, but I have learned that if your in a hurry its not the place for you. Service is very slow.

Thank Janet M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is a prime breakfast spot, with lots of tables and largish counter, but beware: it can get crowded, esp on Sunday mornings, and the winter wait can be cold. OK, so they have everything you would expect, but also good gluten free pancakes, decent coffee, and prob the nicest, funniest, friendliest, efficient staff in town: not your mechanical diner.... More 

Thank Lisa F
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229 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Went with the family (7) and got a seat reasonably quickly , considering the number. The service was fast and friendly, atmosphere great, food very good and delivery quick even though the place was crowded. A good place for a good breakfast.

Thank Neal M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Good food, friendly waitstaff, large menu, breakfast all day! Daily lunch and dinner specials, turkey dinner on Thursday, fresh turkey, not deli turkey!

Thank Irene G
Redding, Connecticut
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I had an omelet cooked as requested, well done with lots of fillings. My wife had the crabcake benedict which was terrible and was sent back. The benedict sauce tasted off and the combination of egg, crab cake and benedict was unappealing. Her replacement was pancakes - light and fluffy. There are many regulars who swear by the breakfast, as... More 

Thank allen k
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten breakfast here many times. Friendly excellent service. My favorite breakfast here is portobello mushroom Benedict, with hollandaise on the side and grilled tomatos. My hubby likes the herbed scrambled eggs and the very good home fries

stamford, ct
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302 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Found this place on Trip Advisor. It's a local breakfast/lunch place with many different menu options. My husband had lox & cream cheese omelette and I enjoyed lump crabmeat/asparagus/swiss omelette with hollandaise on the side. The woman next to us loved her portabello Benedict. Coffee was hot - and good and service was excellent. We ate at the counter to... More 

Thank rf06903
Ridgefield ct
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Great place for a weekend breakfast, when you want to take your time. Good on weekdays too to meet friends and have a bite.

Thank bobbymat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Danbury Rd, Ste 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-438-1395

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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?