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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed March 22, 2020 via mobile

I've eaten here several times and I've always enjoyed my food, service and experience. Its quaint and very homely

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Amazing diner with amazing staff my husband got a t-bone that was about 2 inches thick cooked to perfection home fries and egg and scrambled egg and cheese I got the Rio grande burger oh my God it was so good We could not eat...all of it We took half of it home both of us did we'll recommend we will go againMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

staff is friendly, servings are large, the greek portion of the menu needs improvement because some stuff tastes like mexican mixed with greek, that was dissapointing. they have good specials. i would return. I like their open face hot turkey.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

We were hungry and tired. A diner?? A fancy name for a greasy spoon. And seafood; Well, Essex is on the Chesapeake Bay. But, to be fair, I wasn't expecting much; and I wasn't disappointed. I was stunned and astounded. FANTASTIC. Crab cakes were delicious....My father and I went crabbing when I was a child and we made our own crab cakes---with crab meat and just essential binder. After moving from Baltimore, became accustomed to 'crab cakes' with 10% crab, 30% other fish and 75% binder. Was wonderful to be back in Essex at the diner.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019

Great seafood never had a bad meal in the five yrs weve been going to essex diner my favorite is leguine with red clam sause

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Okay not bad service Ross little slow but food was not bad food was okay sorry it's got to get better

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This place has great food. I love their breakfast foods.the service is great. The people are really nice. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We don’t know why, but the breakfast food here has changed not for the better. The bread, toasted or otherwise, is now thicker and harder to chew. Twice now when I’ve been here in June, the home fries tasted like they were either made with...two day old grease or just reheated from days before. The current home fries are nasty. The food here used to be much better in the past but has changed for the worse. Gratefully the service is still very kind and friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We ordered panini sandwiches for carry out. They came with fries and a pickle and were very affordable. The portions were good and there was a lot of meat on the sandwich.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Seems like there prices are high, because of restaurant's at better locations. Hamburger meal is over 8.00. Parking is small, bad location.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Yes, Essex Diner offers takeout services.

Yes, Essex Diner offers delivery services.

Essex Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5