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Dinky's Restaurant & Cafe

American, Diner, Grill
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70 Clinton St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-1224
+1 508-856-0844
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

I went for brunch with a friend, the staff was friendly and polite. Food was delicious & they had interesting Specials, one we tried. Definitely will be returning! Thanks Dinky's!

Thank IrishGirl1063
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My breakfast partner and I, being in Worcester only a few days, went to Dinky's on the high recommendation of TripAdvisor. The entrance is confusing, we didn't know that we were to seat ourselves, and the waitress who set us straight was a tad annoyed. Once we sat down and ordered the whole experience got way better. We ordered and... More 

Thank Mark M
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192 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Old fashioned diner with a A variety of breakfast choices, especially if you like French toast or pancakes. Fast service and very friendly staff.

Thank Jeanne M
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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624 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 508-856-0844

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