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Chelsea Royal Diner

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American, Diner
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487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-8399
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After passing several closed restaurant along my easterly trip on Rte 9 someone suggested the Chelsea Royal Diner. I love finding these old diners, so often hidden gems. I entered the diner. No sign of any employees anywhere. I looked for the bathroom and found it behind the counter next to the cake (which was covered but ... yuck). The... More 

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Thank Im_traveling_solo
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really! They make their own ice cream! Lots of local food. Still diner fare. Cool history. I like eating breakfast at night. Of course the cinnamon rolls aren't as fresh then, but still grand...

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Thank Peter M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, very busy - yet waiting time is reasonable. Funky, but food is good. Specials offered on different nights of the week.

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Thank Gina W
Bennington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very busy little place to eat its cozy and food is excellent it kinda looks like a train cabuse the staff is friendly and great and quick service the are fast to clean up when you are do e eating because theres usually more people waiting to sit down and eat at this elegant breakfast diner its... More 

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Thank chadprentiss35
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would be asked where I want to dine locally, and I'd reply, "Chelsea's!" The food is so good and everyone is super nice. Not to mention the ice cream!

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Thank Leslie W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. great staff, very friendly. Relaxed atomsphere. Great stop (also have ice cream) for travelers going through. If there is a wait, stay. It is worth it.

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Thank jkajd
Boston,MA
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate breakfast around 9 am on a Saturday, place was just starting to hop. Lots of customers, both locals and tourists like myself. We have been getting recommendation for years to eat here, so we finally took the plunge. It was a short wait to be seated, the waitstaff set us up with beverages quickly, really good selection of... More 

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Thank Eddie_the_Litho
Dover, Ohio
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit here. The ice cream shop is great. The actual diner has an extensive menu and everything we have ever had is great. The waitresses are great, too.

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Thank Lisa S
New Hampshire
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A classic diner with ad-on seating and an ice cream stand. Great service and good quality diner fare! Have stopped many times for breakfast and diner and never been disappointed. I see that it's for sale...hope the new owners continue with it's local tradition.

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Thank Mark J
Brattleboro, Vermont
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing overly amazing here. I feel like the menu has not changed in 10 years. Servers are great but very understaffed during peak times. Foods ok but have yet to have something that just hits it out of the ball park. There pies inside are pretty decent. And the ice cream at the outside window is decently priced. Again about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?