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The Little Depot Diner

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American, Diner
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1 Railroad Ave, Peabody, MA 01960-4311
Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband Adam and I go often to the Depot.. We get greeted by name. Even if there is a wait... it is worth it, you will get served a cup of coffee and Alicia will keep you updated. It is a fun place to go. Everyone at the counter talks to each other or to the girls, or the... More 

Thank Diane L
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter googled "Best Place to eat Breakfast in Peabody" and this little gem popped up on her smartphone. I am so glad I took my kids here. The diner is SO SMALL (sits 15 guests MAX), but its big on taste and character. It sits right next to the railroad tracks. They greet you with free cups of coffee... More 

Thank jenks0718Magnolia
Totowa, New Jersey
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a nice breakfast. Eggs Benedict with home fries excellent. Pancakes with Carmel maple butter was terrific. Counter style cozy place and friendly owners. Highly recommend if you're anywhere near this area. 10 on a scale of 10! Ps. Good tunes too. Breakfast with the Blues.

Thank Vincent D
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great small place. The two of us went around 11:30 waited about 15 min. Counter seating only. Worth the wait. Friendly staff and the food was outstanding. Reasonably priced also CASH only.

Thank Stephanie M
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175 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such friendly service, and wonderful locals being so helpful sharing their local knowledge. Food was awesome too, and this is a true historical gem, well worth finding.

Thank sjgiants
Lynn, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cool old depot dinner. I have had breakfast there and it was great. I love the old dinners. They also have the hottest sauces around. So when you go in look behind the counter on the wall, they have a lot of different hot sauces to choose from.

Thank Fred w
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff. Ran across this little spot by accident and it was great. The bacon is amazing.

Thank Tysha R
Peabody, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

OK, they do NOT have homemade corned beef hash, usually a standard of mine for breakfast greatness. BUT, they make up for it by offering a pancake as a side to their eggs and bacon. Good home fries. And the maple-butter is a nice, custom touch. Worth finding!

Thank Clarke T
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a family favorite for breakfast. The owners are outgoing, upbeat, happy to serve. Homemade Hungarian recipes and even breads and muffins, who can resist? And the little train that runs around above the diners is always a hit for our grandson. Great prices, great food, great people.

Thank Karen F
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here for the first time this week. We we greeted warmly and had a good cup of coffee in front of us as quick as we could sit down. I had an omelet with a side of HOUSE MADE chorizo sausage, excellent. They actually make a few different types of sausage in house. My colleague had the eggs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Railroad Ave, Peabody, MA 01960-4311
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Peabody
  • Phone Number: 19789777775
a 1929 Worcester Lunch Car serving up Breakfast & Lunch ! "Breakfast with the Blues"

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?