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Donna Jean's Diner

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American, Diner
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1208 Weirs Blvd, Laconia, NH 03247
+1 603-366-5996
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have eaten here numerous times over the years. A recent visit was a bit disappointing, though, as the place is looking a bit run down. Food was very tasty as usual, but tables, floor, and walls need a good cleaning. Some of the staff is very good, others do not even acknowledge that you are waiting for service. All these... More 

1 Thank mbsbyahoo
Exton, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice visit at this local spot. Food was like regular diner faire and servers were friendly and attentive. Our server even searched for 3 tshirt sizes as we kept changing our minds on our souvenir shirt! Prices are very reasonable. Decor could be updated but adds to the charm at same time. Selection of about 10 mixed alcoholic... More 

Thank esfrigas
Laconia, New Hampshire
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took an out-of-town friend out for breakfast. The specials menu was two-sided and the regular breakfast menu was two pages! Very hard to make a decision! I ended up with French toast. They were perfect and delicious. My friend had a sampler: her pancake was light and fluffy. The bacon was perfectly crisp and quite tasty. I ordered a... More 

Thank HelenDL
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended to us and it was quite good. Great casual diner atmosphere (only negative- not sure if they have A/C-it was a little warm and it wasn't on when we were there). Big portions and great comfort food for very fair prices.

Thank my4kidssjml
Sidney ME
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for breakfast here on a brief trip to NH. The food was very good and the service excellent. Would recommend.

Thank Traveler0014
Newark, Delaware
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to the Lake area. We saw this place on the way to our motel as we navigated the rotary. The owner of the motel suggested it when we asked him about breakfast. He was right. This place is so cool. If you're lucky enough to get a table near the window that overlooks the canal, you can... More 

Thank Raxel7851
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed exceptional service on different days and the food was better than expected. We'll be back before the end of bike week!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stopped at Donna Jean's on the first day of Laconia Motorcycle Week so the placed was packed! The waitresses were moving at 90 mph in all directions and we only had to wait about 10 minutes before a table opened up. Once we were seated my sister noticed Larry Caputo come in the door (Teresa Caputo, the Long Island... More 

1 Thank Sheryl I
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Located on the traffic circle, this is a great location. They serve breakfast until 2 PM. Reasonable prices and good food.

Thank srh7009
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

10 years straight. Saturday and Sunday for one weekend in September. Different staff. Different owners over the years. Always a great breakfast and great service. Never cold and excellent coffee. Friendly staff.

1 Thank JockeyClub99
Donna R, Owner at Donna Jean's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you JockeyClub99 for your review of my restaurant! Just one thing though---I am Donna Jean and have owned and operated Donna Jean's Diner, Inc. since incorporating in January of 1997. My husband and son are both named Peter so you may have seen variations of Proudly Owned and Operated by Donna Jean, Peter and Pete Rudis on our placemats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $15
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 Weirs Blvd, Laconia, NH 03247
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Laconia
  • Phone Number: +1 603-366-5996

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?