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Owl Diner

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American, Diner
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244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lake Mary, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want to step back in time to what a real diner was all about? Stop by the Owl Diner! Great food, interesting people watching, fast service! We had breakfast with friends, and it was fantastic. They are not open for dinner and parking can be tricky. But worth the drive/walk down the street to park. I will definitely go back... More 

Thank Janie P
North of Boston,
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great diner feel! Parking can be tricky, but don't let it deter you!! Feeling curious? Try the cheeseburger omelet.....amazing!!

Thank stellatofamily
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Good food, served quickly, friendly atmosphere. Many Lowell officials frequent this diner and you may here their take on politics and Lowell happenings.

Thank MassachusettsArtist
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfasts! Only lived near here for 2 years, but this is my go to place for breakfast. Love their omelet options and specials. Only open for breakfast and lunch, but worth it. Allergy friendly too!

Thank Julierules
Milford, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

If you are looking for the classic diner experience, then this is as authentic as you can get. The front area has counter seating with a closeup view of the grill and some booth seating. They do have a seating area that expanded the number of tables too. The menu - very extensive of breakfast and lunch items. You name... More 

Thank responsibletravel
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Love the feeling of an old school diner. Very well maintained, clean, and friendly staff. Had an omelett which was outstanding. The only negative I have is the baked beans - tasted old with more juice than beans.

Thank thomascarroll220
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch after touring the Lowell National Historic Park canal tour.. The moms had the best greek salads with grilled chicken-and a lot of chicken. Salads were huge with real kalamata olives. The kids had burgers, fries, hot dog etc. They sat us in two booths, our waitress was so nice and tolerant of the... More 

Thank letterboxer2010
Rhein Main
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176 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast location in downtown Lowell, great start into the day with pancakes, French toast or omelettes, we love it there, a must every time we are visiting

Thank mhboston2010
Western Mass
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

First of all I'm not even sure where I was eating. The outside says Owl Diner but everything inside says the Four Sisters Diner. I'm not sure I've ever eaten at a place that had two different names. The food was average at best, the service left a lot to be desired. I had iced tea and was never offered... More 

Thank B0bGG
Montpelier, Vermont
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This restaurant satisfied a variety of my guests, from inveterate carnivores to vegetarians. Everyone walked away with full bellies. Reasonable rates, attentive servers and an authentic diner atmosphere helped this to be a wonderful experience for everyone. As we left, my young teen son said "you have to review this place mom!"

Thank JHallow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: 978-453-8321

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