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Chelsea Royal Diner

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American, Diner
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487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is by far the best ice cream I have ever eaten. It tastes fresh and creamy. You will not be disappointed if you stop here to satisfy your sweet tooth on a summer evening. It's even worth the extra trip to Brattleboro if you are searching for the best ice cream around and you don't live near by.

Thank kmcd1514
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have no idea how this little place produces the variety of items on their menu, and does so with excellence! A must stop even if you need to wait for a table. You will NOT go hungry! Amazing in every way.

Thank FBinVT
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG!!! The cook is phenomenal. We couldn't stay out of here!!! The owner/cook would daily come up with so many different specials, it always took a while to choose your meal. We would go with a specific meal in mind only to walk out having eaten something totally different from the "Chef's Special Board". This was a small diner with... More 

Thank Lillia C
Dublin, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a fan of corned beef hash, you won't be disappointed!!! We had a great breakfast and the homemade biscuits were wonderful. Service was fast and friendly!!

Thank CharK1989
Brattleboro, Vermont
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a gem. Great service, wonderful specials and reliable good food. The ice cream in the summer is home made and supreme!

1 Thank _dmpinvt
Newfane, Vermont
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food in a classic space. Comfortable booths, fast service, friendly atmosphere. And terrific ice cream, etc., outside in the summer! Great place

Thank MacRutchik
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to get in a quick visit to Vermont while attending a wedding in Northampton so we planned a breakfast in Vermont on the day of the wedding. The Diner is a bit off the beaten path but worth it. It's certainly a diner atmosphere including cracked vinyl seats and Formica tables but the food comes out in a... More 

Thank koolie40
Vernon, Connecticut
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 8:15 the Ice Cream side was very busy but the diner only had a few people in it. We were seated right away by a friendly waitress. We ordered a salad to split and two meals. The salad was only on the table for 30 seconds before the meals arrived. Bad timing. I got the Mac &... More 

Thank Willie W
Essex, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to a wedding, we stopped at this diner. Many cars in their parking lot meant that the food must be good. We had a lovely lunch, the menu was extensive with greens from their garden and grass fed beef. We had to wait a little for the place was packed.We decided to have breakfast the next day... More 

1 Thank mariecat61
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually head here for a super breakfast. In season they often have fresh fruit for their pancakes or waffles. The portions are filling and the service is great.

Thank Lynne E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-254-8399

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