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“gourmet food at a diner”

Applewood Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #16 of 137 Restaurants in Bristol
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Connecticut
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82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“gourmet food at a diner”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We go to this diner at least twice a month sometimes more. It is our go to when we can't agree. We have had a lot of their specials. The fish is what we mostly eat because we know it is fresh and not frozen. If he runs out of fresh, he will tell you its frozen. Always fresh vegetables and real mashed potatoes. The turkey dinner is real turkey. The soups are made daily. We especially like clam chowder on Friday and Saturday is lobster bisque. He has also been doing lately lobster dinner specials. He always has fresh clams and scrod. Great food at good prices.The dinners include soup and salad. Most specials are 10.95.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Ct
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Typical diner. Went during the big outage last year. Was surprised.”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

This isn't the typical place we eat. The storm took out the towns power for weeks and thus was one of the open ones.
Portions are just right, no wasted or over eating. Very inexpensive . fast service, decent coffee!! ( I shudder over most inexpensive eateries coffees.)
The prices make this a local hang out for seniors and families. Much better then fast foods (M and B places that only offer you heart attacks and obesity )

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Connecticut
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244 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Hole in the wall of amazing food”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Awesome disco fries!!! Sadly they use to give u a large amount but cut back and give a small plate. The food doesn't take long to cook. The French test is the best around.

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Bristol, CT
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Just like a home alsmost”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Friendly place...Owners care about diners...Staff is experienced...Food is good solid American fare, plus some ethnic dishes...Greek salad is tasty and french dip is above average...Good breakfasts too.

Visited August 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Hearty meal, small price tag”
Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

The menu is extensive, the burgers were good and inexpensive. The chicken souvlaki was good. The chocolate cake was very rich (lots of ganache icing). The bill was small for all that we got. The service wasn't that great, getting water refills was a challenge (I'd suggest larger water glasses if your wait staff doesn't have time to refill them). We came here because the location is familiar to my grand mother, I'd not have chosen it myself. But we all walked away with full bellies and money left in our wallets,

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