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Dinky's Restaurant & Cafe

American, Diner, Grill
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70 Clinton St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-1224
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This place is a jewel for those who want a satisfying breakfast (lunch too). This used to be a diner in Worcester, but was moved here several years ago. I've been here a number of times. Always eat at the counter as a single, but there are booths to sit in also. There is also what I call the family... More 

Thank Blackjack8097
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559 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We went here on a Monday morning and it was not busy, as we had hoped for. We walked in and no on greeted us. We started to look around and then a waitress appeared. She walked right by us. Clearly we were looking for a place to sit and she said nothing, not even a hi. A gentleman in... More 

Thank Travelbugsforlife
Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Not gonna lie this was our second choice for breakfast. My daughter wanted to go to Lou Rocs but the line was just to long. I knew this diner was just over the jail road and gave it a shot. In their defense the place was packed also but we were seated pretty quickly. While the options and pricing where... More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This Diner has been established for many years and continues to deliver Value Quality and friendliness in abundance.It is Legend in it's field.

1 Thank Peter B
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Very friendly staff. All the menu items you would expect at a diner. Funny titles for all the breakfast choices. Daily specials.

Thank Jill D
worcester.ma, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Breakfast is all I've had a Dinkys, and I like the cinnamon-raisin french toast especially. Of course its nothing fancy, as this is a diner-type place. The prices are clearly lower than IHOP or similar places, but some diners are less. The service is usually good and friendly though if crowded they can be a little slow. I recommend Dinkys.

1 Thank William (Bill) S
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Classic diner breakfast with good quality food, large portions and good variety. They offer real maple syrup if you ask for it!

1 Thank nancy p
Hershey, PA
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast at Dinky's. It's a favorite spot for local teenagers and offers diner goods. Pancakes are delicious with plentiful servings.

Thank InHershey
Worcester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went for breakfast here for the first time about a week ago and loved it. I sat at the bar and everybody was extremely friendly! The food was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend.

Thank Heather J
Merrimac, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I picked this place because it got good reviews and people said the French toast was awesome. I did get the French toast and it was very good. My only complaint was that when we walked in we missed seeing a sign that said seat yourself and we stood there waiting while the staff just kept looking at us and... More 

Thank julia_fisher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Clinton St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-1224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: 508-856-0844

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