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Owl Diner

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American, Diner
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244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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435 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time at this famous diner thats been a Lowell icon since the 1950s. Everyone was friendly and service was fast for breakfast. The coffee for a diner was not weak and had boldness. Food came fast and was piping hot. Hash browns were a little too oily but were good. Irish Benedict was good with what seemed homemade hollandaise... More 

Thank plastx2
Ajijic, Mexico
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239 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open for breakfast and lunch only. An old fashioned diner with a large extension. The booth-style seating was comfortable and the menu has everything you'd expect in a diner. The make terrific omelettes and the baked ham was as if were shipped north from Virginia's smoke-houses. Good coffee, too. The service was with a smile. There's good reason that this... More 

Thank Marshall K
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always have a great experience at the Owl, good food, cordial staff, & did I say good food! Closes by 3PM, but breakfast, & lunch work for me.

Thank 273ChrisH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing terribly special. Reasonable prices, good food, decent service. I'd go back, but I won't be writing poetry about it.

Thank Dave R
Lake Mary, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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?