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“Pleasantly surprised” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deans Diner Braintree

Deans Diner Braintree
Ranked #85 of 122 Restaurants in Braintree
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Watford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

In amongst the chain restaurant wasteland of Freeport, this is definitely worthy of consideration. Decent burger and good 'cheesy' fries - and I was relieved that the cheese was a sauce rather than a congealed mass of cheddar!
Although the burgers seemed a good price, this was tempered by the fact that said price didn't actually include fries - a bit naughty really.
I was slightly concerned when the waiting staff asked us to pay our bill BEFORE we'd actually eaten our meal - this sort of confusion usually means the order has been completely forgotten. Thankfully it was with us within 5 minutes.........

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Braintree, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very clean, nice atmosphere & theme, however over priced & tiny portions.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I've been past this place a number of times & after taking my son & his friends bowling today decided to take them there for lunch. We were seated quickly and the diner although small was very nicely laid out with a great american diner theme.

Service was very quick & friendly. The two boys had a cheeseburger meal each that came with fries & a drink & cost £4.60 which I didn't think was bad value for money. My husband ordered a latte but when it arrived was literally only 1/2 full with the coffee settled at the bottom & 1/2 full of foam. We felt fussy asking but had to tell them and they very quickly bought him a new 1.

I just ordered some cheese & bacon fries which was a really small portion - (about the size of mcdonalds fries) for the money & I was offered dip which I asked for Cajun mayonnaise - got given a tiny tub of it & then when the bill came realise we got charged £1 for it!

Anyway food ok, very clean, nice atmosphere but overpriced. Didn't get to sample the milkshakes & desserts which are meant to very good and i would make another trip back to try these.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Bubbalou-x
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Witham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not Eaten But...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Been in here a few times, but havent eaten yet. Sometimes we stop here for the bottomless filter coffee before the cinema as its much better value than Costa in Freeport. Another time we come in is for a malt milkshake, mmm so good!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Andrew W
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good family place to go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

All round good place to treat the kids to a milkshake or ice cream. Food is pretty good and service is good. If they made their burgers in house they'd get 5 stars.

Visited April 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“OK!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

I think what let the place down was the milkshakes. Not quite the American milkshake that we were expecting. They seemed a bit watered down somehow. Maybe they were having a bad day?

The food was OK, the service was good and the atmosphere was good.

Not outstanding.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jules0131
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