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Owl Diner

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American, Diner
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244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
6:00 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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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Great breakfasts and everyone is "dear" or "sweetie." Comfort food in a comfortable old diner. You'll meet high school and college students, neighbors from near and far, and politicians on all sides here. Omelets are great, all named after local streets. Homemade beans are good too, and anything with their own ham is fabulous. Breakfast is the speciality but the... More 

Thank psislandhome
Lowell, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you are looking for a great breakfast and one of the best atmosphere in the city of Lowell then this is the place !! great food and one of the best and friendliest staff around. parking can be tuff but the food makes up for it, and if you go after 9 on a Sunday you could have a... More 

Thank mark m
Dracut, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The Owl Diner has been, for a long time, one of the best breakfast diners in the area. Regardless of how you like your eggs, be sure to at least try it with slice of their Ham. Premo!

Thank digger2man
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a kid. I love coming here since it's around $8.50 a person, great people watching, awesome low key food for breakfast with strong coffee. On the walls are old photos of family and fantastic local companies run their ads on the tables and coffee mugs. It has a wonderful atmosphere. Throw on your... More 

Thank Matthew D
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We found this spot through Google and the breakfast was good. I had a ham and cheese omelet and home fries, my husband had scrambled eggs with home fries and bacon. The eggs were good, the omelet was very over salted. The home fries were good, but only warm, not hot. The coffee refills are not very frequent. We had... More 

Thank crowleyinpa
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Tried eating here a few times, food okay. Not a lot of flavor. Even a simple sandwich taste a Blan. The food could also be considered questionable. But i have friends that love it and always want to go here. Hence why 2 rather then 1.

Thank Modesto C
Boston, Massachusetts
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468 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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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243 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

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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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 978-453-8321

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