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Lakeside Diner

American, Diner
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1050 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4404
+1 203-322-2252
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Hartsdale, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

I've eaten here many times for breakfast. Always a treat, with their imaginative and creative 'blackboard specials'.

Thank Davidsummit
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Randomly stopped here on our travels. Beautiful lake view from restaurant. Very reasonably priced and good quality lunch. We recommend the tuna sandwich and tuna melt.

Thank Ron H
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

In a world of sameness The Lakeside is an original. Thanks to Jane, the owner for keeping it real. Breakfasts are the best, especially the pancakes. Be sure to look outside at the ducks on the lake. The interior is shabby, although I love the kids art proudly displayed on one of the walls. Long live The Lakeside and Jane.

Thank Dean H
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

My son and I had to meet, this is the halfway point between our homes. It is a super old-time diner. Good hearty breakfasts but their signature item are their homemade donuts. The come in plain or cinnamon. They are the lightest yet tastiest donuts around. Highly recommend them.

Thank 922saundrar
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My boyfriend had previously eaten here & wanted to take me here for breakfast. Yes, it's small inside, but it's a true diner. We both had a breakfast sampler that had your choice of 2 eggs (we both had over easy & were fried perfectly), choice of toast, home fries which chunks of herbed potatoes (very good and a decent... More 

Thank beachbunnysun
stamford, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

a throwback to an older age folksy old style no frills diner with lots of locals going there for many years

Thank Stephen P
New York City, New York
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218 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a small diner like restaurant overlooking the river. It is usually crowded and tables are very close together - so no real privacy here. It is great for breakfast or lunch. Would meet friends and sometimes have to wait for a table. It is a big weekend spot for breakfast.

Thank VacaCouple2014
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

What a awesome american breakfast! The place , quite small, was excellent, cozy and made us feel like in a movie, food was nice and big, so big. The staff ( south-american ladies) were so so so friendly, really lovely, hardworkers and really sweet! It was a wonderfull experience !

Thank Aitor B
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is our favorite place for breakfast. Located right off the Merritt and feels miles away from downtown Stamford. I'll echo what everyone else has said about how good the donuts are. Be prepared to wait a while on the weekend and make sure to bring cash as its all they'll take. There is an ATM next door.

1 Thank RyanPMacNamara
Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

The food here is hit or miss but the chef salad is delicious and very large. I like the ham, egg and cheese sandwich. However, the place is so tiny you sometimes can't get seating.

Thank adelusionalgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-322-2252

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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?