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Reviewed October 5, 2021

Stopped here while in town for a few days. Heard this place was great and it did not disappoint. We walked in at 5:00 and were the only ones in the diner and when we walked out every single booth and table was full. They...had to call in extra help to assist! The beef and potato soup was rich and flavorful and served steaming hot! A must appetizer! We ordered the turkey dinner but order got messed up so we ate the roast pork loin with potatoes and gravy. Not a bad mistake. Three loins and potatoes and pork gravy! Had the meatloaf plate as well and topped it off with blueberry pie! Don't let the line scare you away and be patient as they are a bit short staff due to covid. The owner and staff first class and polite they way it used to be!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021

What can I say? Dulce, Julia and all the staff are attentive and the food is wonderful. Yesterday I had a chocolate shake that actually tasted like a good old fashion milkshake with the real milk after taste on the top of the palate.I also...had the French fries which were not soggy and fried to perfection. Dressed with malt vinegar and not greasy at all. Nothing surprisingly is there and flavors are fresh. Last week I had the Rueben which was very flavorful with chips and a pickle.. Another favorite was their sausage soup! First bowl was so good, the person in my party devoured it. I ordered a second and the flavor of the soup was great. Oh and the coconut cream pie was delicious. The atmosphere is a 1940's diner that brings you back in time. Love the outdoor seating and the interior is old school with vintage seating, chrome and light fixtures, Owner is doing a fabulous job at choosing friendly and attentive servers and offering a large variety of good old fashion American eats. We do not get bored of this place and will be back for more and highly recommend. Americana at it's best,More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 17, 2021

My husband and I stopped in her for a quick lunch. Had the tuna melt and sweet potato fries. We could have split the tuna melt. The diner was very busy but we got our food rather quickly. I think it was mostly locals eating...here. Prices were vert reasonable.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021

Cute little railcar diner in a quaint little VT town. Service was good, and the 50's vibe made it an entertaining meal. I was a little disappointed with the overall cleanliness (a fly in my coffee cup, and hair in my eggs), but I was...willing to look past it and not let it ruin my meal. Hot Tip: Do NOT use Apple Maps to navigate here. You will end up at a rock pile 20 minutes away from the diner.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

If you like diner architecture you'll like Birdseye. The food is consistently good, and the service is friendly. There is currently a special $2,99 breakfast menu served weekdays from 7-9am.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

I love authentic diners and this one is authentic from the actual antique Silk City construction to the meals. We got there just minutes before closing on a Sunday night (about 8:00 pm) but we were seated and still waited upon and served in a...relaxed manner. All three of us had burgers with fries and we could want for nothing more as they were excellent diner burgers: thick, juicy, cooked as requested. The fries were perfectly done as well. The waitstaff was all that was needed: professional, tended to us as needed, and not at all rushing us even though it was the end of their shift. We'll be returning next time we're in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

We used to live in Middletown Springs, VT and ate here years ago so while visiting friends now we decided to try the Birdseye again and it was great. Wonderful breakfast everything was brought out to us just as we asked for and liked. If...you're in the area this is a good place to eat.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

We went at dinner time on a Friday night, it was not that busy at all. Our waitress was okay, seemed like she might have had too much coffee that day as her level of energy far outweighed the service needs of the dining room...and she was like a dervish in the dining room. The decor is retro-diner without the jukeboxes on the table. The Birdseye Onion Rings were a major disappointment. Expecting breaded thin sliced onion rings, we were presented with a large plate of something between a sauteed onion and onion rings whose batter fell off. We nearly choked on them as they were greasy, long and slimy. The Philly Steak & Cheese was very good, however the diced green peppers were odd, as they are usually sliced. My daughter had a BLT which she loved. We took dessert to go: Lemon Meringue Pie and something called Peanut Butter Explosion Cake. The Lemon Meringue was not homemade, but delicious nonetheless. The Peanut Butter Explosion Cake as a chemical mixture of chocolate cake and peanut butter. Guessing it was not homemade. Prices were affordable and overall the ambience is what made the experience. I doubt if I would ever return as much as I like diners, this one was just meh.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

Constant Companion and I were en route home and desired a light lunch. Having read about Birdseye on TA we detoured Route 4 and stopped. This is a cute old diner in the heart of sleepy Castleton. Heavily frequented by local grey hairs and youths...it offers very good food and good service. CC ordered the Sauteed Chicken sandwich, house made cole slaw, and a Chardonnay. What she received was a perfectly cooked chicken filet, moist, and dressed with pesto, provolone, arugula, and sun dried tomatoes. She proclaimed it "EXCELLENT" as was the coleslaw if a bit runny!! I ordered the Birdseye burger with cheddar. I ordered it "Rare" as it was advertised as 6 oz. of Chuck but it arrived nearly well done. Consequently, it was not great but still good! My order of fries was huge and really crisp just the way I like them but they did not appear to me to be hand cut as billed! I had a coffee for beverage. Our server Paula was great! Overall Birdseye offers good value and is worth another detour if in the area! Total bill was $27.31 including tax but w/o tip!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Son was doing a revolutionary war re-enactment at Hubbardton, needed dinner. A great dinner not overly expensive, good home cooking! Would try again if in Castleton....best part of meal was milkshake!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice simple delicious dinner for two and great desserts on a busy night that their credit card machine had died and the staff did a fantastic job of letting customers know and talking through them though it. Great service amidst it all.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Ten minutes sitting at a counter with not even an acknowledgement of my presence - no greeting, no menu, no place setting, no nothing! This must be where people who are not hungry go to eat. Never have I seen a service business totally ignore...its service obligation - I won't be back, and will recommend to everyone I know that they avoid this place like the plague.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

This is an authentic diner from the 50s! Totally true to the original..You will not believe how cool this dines is. Great pie too.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

I almost thought I was at Campo’s in Philadelphia when I tasted the Philly cheese steak sandwich at the Birdseye Diner last week! Onion rings (regular ones, not the thinner Birdseye version) were perfection! The coffee was excellent, and best part of this thoroughly delightful...lunch!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Not bad food,about what you would expect from a local diner. The service is friendly and it's a place where locals go for dinner.

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5