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The Diner

American, Diner, Cafe
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66 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT 05753-1446
+1 802-388-3297
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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East Middlebury, Vermont
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We went there for breakfast food because they serve it all day. The server was pleasant and attentive. The food was not good! I ordered the eggs Benedict, the English muffin was not toasted, the ham was over cooked, the egg whites were runny, the hollandaise had too much lemon and the home fries were cold. Very disappointed and will... More 

1 Thank eatgoodfoods
Westford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

We happened upon The Diner around 12:30 on a Monday afternoon. We seated ourselves and were quickly given menus and water. We placed our order and then we waited, and waited, and waited. We asked the other waitress to check on our order, and then our own waitress swept by and mumbled something about our food coming out soon. 30... More 

Thank MCTO24
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

After entering at first glance your nor sure what you got yourself into.... the menu came, large selection at reasonable prices, with some unique selections. After the meal came it did not take long to decide this place was fantastic. Also, as a side note.. I run a sign company myself... for such a small business they have branded excellent...... More 

Thank Devin F
New Hampshire
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Our server could not have been nicer. The diner offered a budget price breakfast for youngsters and those 65+ which was much appreciated.

Thank March5
Cornwall, Vermont
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

I have breakfast at The Diner on average, once a week. I never know how it will be. Last time I ordered the huevos rancheros and it was delicious. The Diner has a tendency to switch things up and not to their advantage. Potatoes with your breakfast should be pretty straight forward but sometimes they are good and sometimes they... More 

Thank Mammie2015
caetlin h, Owner at The Diner, responded to this review

Hi Mammie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, all experiences are valuable and important to us and we take your thoughts seriously. We will be sure to focus extra hard on consistency with menu items and we hope that you continue to come see us! The Diner Team More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Great small town diner. Breakfast was excellent. Service was friendly and fast. Special thank you to the person who paid for my soldier friend and my meals.

1 Thank Joseph N
Mineville, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

Good food and cute little diner.My granddaughter had the Elvis French toast stuffed with peanut butter and bananas.My grandson had the chickenfingers and loved the sauce that was served with them and I had the green eggs and ham.We were all very satisfied and will be returning soon.

Thank kolodzeyk
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146 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

The diner is fun for a quick breakfast, the food isn't anything special but not bad either! Service is good as well.

Thank eec317
huntington, wv
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

certainly nothing fancy, but a good place to stop for breakfast or lunch. Great omelets and the desserts looked tempting, though I didn't try one

Thank ekter
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Went for breakfast...had Eggs Benedict! It was fantastic! Their corn beef hash is excellent! This is my 3rd visit here will be coming back when I visit again! Best breakfast around!

Thank Julienne H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT 05753-1446
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-388-3297
The Diner has been serving locals and visitors for almost a decade with homemade comfort food at a great price! Breakfast all day and the best milk shake in town -be sure to stop in and see us soon!

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