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“Breakfast at the Modern”
Review of Modern Diner

Modern Diner
Ranked #3 of 158 Restaurants in Pawtucket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
at sea
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188 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Breakfast at the Modern”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

A nostalgic trip back into time when you have breakfast at the Modern. The specials are all posted on the wall in a tiny corridor where you wait to be seated. The wait wasn't long. Choose seating in the actual dining car instead of the newer Depot addition. It seems more authentic. On the National Register of Historic Places, this little no-nonsense diner is all about friendly service and tasty, albeit not always healthy, food.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good breakfast food”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I came for breakfast after seeing MD on TV. Neat place historically speaking, breakfast was good and the staff were nice. It does need some updating in the main car. It is also very loud...not a place for pleasant conversation. Great for a one time visit but we don't plan on returning.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank DanNlisa
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Leverett, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An American Experience”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This classic diner is over the top with a huge menu, especially of creative breakfast fare. My son and his girl, Brown students, recommended it...and we loved the pesto grits, homefries, great omelets, pancakes. Bustling atmosphere, kid friendly, fast friendly service. Cash only... I was so glad to sit in a wooden booth and feel as if I might be in the early Fifties in America...except no diner would have had an idea of what pesto was then!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Sharonrose98
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Eat Here”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I travel to Providence several times per year. On each trip I try to make time to have one breakfast at Modern Diner.

Everything is good. You can't make a bad selection. It is crowded most of the time, you may have to wait, but it is worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Hugh_Jass_43
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Southampton
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93 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fantastic breakfast and American experience”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

First time in USA and friends brought us here for our first experience of an American breakfast.

Friendly staff in a unique environment, coupled with good variety of foods.

Fantastic.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Steve K
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