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“Tasty sandwiches & Delicious cocktails”
Review of Olympia Diner

Olympia Diner
Ranked #21 of 100 Restaurants in Newington
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: 1950's style diner with table jukeboxes and lots of stainless steel!Large dining room with quiet atmosphere for private parties, business lunches or free Wi-Fi use.Extensive menu featuring daily specials, heathy choices, homestyle "comfort food", outstanding breakfast, Great coffee at reasonable prices.Milkshakes, desserts, children's menuBeer, wine, coctails.Assortment of quick takeout items.Family Owned and Operated for over 30 years
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Tasty sandwiches & Delicious cocktails”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

I came here on a Sunday night with a couple of friends. It's right off the turnpike and at first glance it looks the real '50s deal, although it was more or less deserted. The décor is retro but not in the least grubby. We sat in a nice corner booth. The first (and only) let-down was the selection on the table's mini jukebox - narry a '50s or '60s classic to be seen, merely the same '90s hits you see everywhere. This was a minor gripe soon remedied by a look at the cocktail list. First off: they are well priced (think $3.50 to $4). Second off: all the classics are there. Between us we ordered a whiskey sour, a Tom Collins, a Sidecar, a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, and a White Russian. All were very competently made, and somewhat potent. The food was decent. I had a Reubens with nice (perhaps frozen?) fries. Others had veggie burgers. For desert: pie a la mode (what else?) and coffee. Both nice. Our waitress was really friendly and efficient. Would return to sample the rest of the cocktail list.

  • Visited July 2011
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Connecticut
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“This place needs help -- call Robert Irvine!”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

Almost everything we ate was processed and canned. The roast turkey was processed turkey loaf, the gravy, cranberry sauce, and pasta sauce were straight from the can. Rolls came from a plastic bag. The eggplant was abominable, absolutely abused. It's a great little diner, as far as the building goes, but there didn't seem to be a real cook anywhere on the premises. Too bad because cooking fresh gravy and sauce is so much cheaper than buying the big cans. Our two dinners totalled more than $30 for nearly inedible food. The iced tea was good, however.

Visited July 2011
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marilenaNewington, Public Relations Manager at Olympia Diner, responded to this review, November 16, 2011
We are sorry that you were disappointed with the food on your visit here in July.
Although your statement about the turkey being 'processed turkey loaf" is inaccurate
and we aren't sure what made the eggplant "abominable" you, as the customer, are always right! If you are not satisfied, then we are not satisfied. Thank you for your feedsback.
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ath.,gr
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“best place on the pike since 1954”
Reviewed May 21, 2009

great atmospere,great greek owners,food good and plenty.the diner has been taken cared of since Mike kritikos owned it and then the Goulia And now the Gavrilis family .Great job boys,ELIAS m. Kritikos

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“Used to be great/fast svc/good food. Albanian owners have cheapened food, terrible svc, small portions, sometimes serve...”
Reviewed November 22, 2007

Used to be great/fast svc/good food. Albanian owners have cheapened food, terrible svc, small portions, sometimes serve spoiled items - even Friendly's across street is better!

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