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Hope Diner

Diner, American
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742 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1931
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This is the real deal folks, it is not a TV "that is so cute place"! Do expect good food, because that is what has had me coming back for more than 40 years.

Thank mamadukes52
Westport, Ma
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131 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

First trip here and although the breakfast was good will not come back. Very loud chef constantly talking lousy from back was not what I wanted to hear with my breakfast. My husband looked appalled. Not a tidy place guess we are used to more upscale eateries than this. They were nice enough but not an atmosphere to enjoy while... More 

Thank keetlady
Barrington, Rhode Island
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252 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This place is fun because of the characters there, such as the cook, who's often talking loudly to customers and staff alike. It's a friendly place with fine breakfasts and more. I've just had simple egg dishes, but have heard good things about the omelets with Portuguese chorizo sausage and the french toast made with Portuguese sweet bread.

Thank RhodeScholar123
Upstate New York
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had lunch here on a visit to Bristol for the Herreshoff Marine Museum, America's Cup Hall of Fame. The service was great from the moment we stepped in. It was obvious to everyone that we had not been before, but all the staff, and the other customers, were friendly and helpful. Deborah had a cheeseburger and French fries. We agreed... More 

Thank Trancedevo
Nashua, New Hampshire
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Whenever we visit good friends in Bristol, we head to the Hope Diner for breakfast for Bobby-O omelets, home fries, chorizo sausage and sweet Portuguese bread. All are served by long time staff who are wonderful. Don't try to go to the Hope if you're on a diet. The food is just too wonderful to not try a bit of... More 

Thank FoodieNashua
Warren, Rhode Island
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A hometown diner offering exceptional breakfast foods. Tasty entrees, fast service. Atmosphere leaves a little to be desired, but the food makes up for it. Worth a try!!!!!!

Thank missri1986
Providence, Rhode Island
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401 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small dinner on Hope St that serves some of the best breakfast in town, it is worth the stop when in Bristol

Thank Faloughi
Bristol, Rhode Island
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Hope dinner has been around for ever so its no surprise they know how to do breakfast. Just about any breakfast item you can think off, they have. As popular as it is I've never had to wait for a seat, but I'm sure it happens on Sundays and Saturdays. The waitresses are pleasant and always there to top off... More 

Thank mike m
Warwick, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you are hungry, love breakfast in big portions, do not by pass this little white diner ! Across the street from Bristol Harbor, nestled aside of a gas station is this 100 year old looking one story building busting at the seams with a bonanza of breakfast choices ! EVERYTHING from home fries to omelets to pancakes are tasty... More 

Thank Chip R
rhode island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great retro, local place for breakfast. An old-fashioned diner. Simple, but fast and efficient. Home-fries are to die for! Have an enjoyable meal every time I visit

Thank msdenisewill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 742 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 401-253-1759

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