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Reviewed August 13, 2021

We were staying at a local hotel and wanted a change from their breakfast buffet. So glad we found the Fairlee Diner. Ate there two mornings in a row. Hubby's smoked chicken omelet was delish. My eggs Benedict were so good. Fresh muffins looked great....The pie selections also looked enticing. Service with a smile. Very clean, including the restroom. Locals and visitors alike can be found here enjoying the good diner food and the atmosphere. There are a few tables outside under a tent for those wishing to dine out. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Cozy diner, good service, however we had mushroom omelette and it came with canned mushrooms... if not for those canned mushrooms this would have been 5 stars.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Because of COVID-19 we were closed down on March 16. We have opened for business again as of July 23, 2020. We are closed Mon & Tues. open Wed - Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

First time her. Classic diner, great breakfast selection. My breakfast - keibassa, fries, two eggs, and an english muffin - was so good. Friends had eggs Benedict, which they raved about. Our waitresses were really nice. I would go out of my way to eat...here again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Every time we come here we never get disappointed. It is by far the best place to eat breakfast! Super recommended

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

We live close to the Fairlee diner, so have had numerous opportunities to eat their delicious food, especially the breakfasts! They are only open until 2pm, but that works for my family. Over the years, I have enjoy family conversations over a stack of pancakes...or a wonderful omelet. The waitresses are classic..friendly, and ready with the pot of coffee. The prices are good. You might need to wait on the weekend, but it is well worth it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch of pulled chicken and a scallop roll and topped it off with homemade lemon meringue pie and a cup of coffee. It is a wonderful step into Americana as it was.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

On holidays from Australia, our daughter who’s been working in Fairlee for 6 months, took us for breakfast this morning. This is just how you imagine a diner to be! Very authentic, lots of locals eating there. Friendly waitress. The servings were very generous &...delicious. Between us we had eggs Benedict & the blueberry pancakes. What a great experience to start the day!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

really loved this place. exactly what a small town diner should be: friendly older waitress, lots of comfort food, filled with locals (i was certainly the only 'tourist'). my hot open-face pot roast sandwich was good -- gravy a bit salty, but whatever. and of...course: pie (loved my super-rich and dense slice of coconut cream pie).More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a real deal diner. Great service, unassuming diner style, and the best hash around. If you chance to sit next to a local at the counter, that's a bonus.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Had seen it advertise so thought we would try it...the true greasy spoon diner. We sat at the counter as watched the two cooks prepare the food...everything was prepare on the grill...And with loads of butter. The bathroom was small and not very clean

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

the food is AWESOME , service was great. if your looking to get full youll get full here. i ordered #1 and there was a lot of food Nd the pancake was delisious would fefinily recommend

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is a great diner, with the right mood and the chefs working right behind the counter, and great waffles, pancakes and eggs any which way. Family owned and operated for many years.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We have breakfast here whenever we are in Fairlee/Orford (have been coming for 12+ years) A good old fashioned diner with friendly service and good food. It can get crowded on weekends

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

The number of locals eating here is a good indication that they have good breakfast -- we found that to be the case, but diner is small so you may have to wait for a table.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Fairlee Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4