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“Restaurant Impossible?”

The Old Theater Diner
Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Coventry
Cuisines: American
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Coventry, Rhode Island
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant Impossible?”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I, my wife and my mom ate there tonight, Robert Irvine would have fun there, we ate in a booth, it had no padding at all, I ordered chicken park, I got decent linguini, sauce was scarce, the best part was the cheese, and it was put over chicken tenders, not a chicken breast, my wife had a turkey dinner, the meat was ok, but the stuffing and mashed potatoes were barely tastable, my mom had a clam roll, and said it was very good, but they both had broccoli, and said it was awful, and mostly cold, all in all, I guess we would have to give it a 20% out of 100, the service was fair in attentiveness, but very pleasant. Bottom line, there are many places to eat in town, and I'm sure we didn't just catch them on an off night.

  • Visited August 2013
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Avon, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delish dinner”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our dinners were delicious (fish and chips and seafood puttanesca over linguini), service was good, waitress was pleasant, generous portions, reasonably priced. Would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Must eat here!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A Huge menu, it was so wonderful the first night we were in RI that we went back the second night. Clearly it is where the locals eat. We were a party of 8 and everything was hot and delicious, we all had to try a bite of each other's!!! Located in a run down strip mall, we were skeptical at first, but we are sure glad we took a chance!!!

Visited July 2013
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Horrible horrible horrible service. Don't waste your time”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We waited in line for ten minutes before the hostess even took our name. That should have been the first tip that we should have turned and left. However, once we got seated it continued down hill. Our waitress didn't show up for at least five minutes and then finally showed up to tell us she would be back in a few to get our drink order. When she came back we placed out drink order and food order. Drinks came out 5 minutes later. There were plenty of waitresses on duty, so it's not like they were all swamped with tables. After 15 minutes, other new tables started getting seated and then their food came out within 10 minutes. Out food still had not arrived not had out waitress stopped by to give us an update. She finally came by to tell us it should only be another few minutes. Five minutes later the manager came over to tell us they were just starting our order now, after everyone around had already been served! We left and will NEVER go back to this place! Stay away is the best advice I can give you.

Visited May 2013
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Coventry, Rhode Island
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great Value, Decent Eats”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

It was last Saturday morning around eleven when we decided to stop here for breakfast. We'd been in about a year ago and found it rather pleasant. The parking lot was packed (50+cars) and I prayed it was for the nearby shops in the shopping center. Wrong.
The nice part was watching them turn the tables and that kept the line at a minimum so we only had about a five minute wait. They had increased their seating capacity significantly since our last visit, but it appeared they were keeping up in the kitchen.
Pleasant and clean with good-sized portions at reasonable prices and a prompt and polite staff...can't beat that for a Saturday breakfast. We certainly will be back to check out their lunch and dinner meals.

  • Visited March 2013
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