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The Pantry

2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
+1 203-787-0392
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“home fries” (16 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The Pantry offers a terrific breakfast in a cozy setting. This spot is tiny! The tables are small and close together. It is clean and comfortable. The atmosphere is that of a buzzy local luncheonette. The wait staff is incredibly friendly. They work hard to...More

Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t forget it’s cash only... great pancakes, bagels, eggs. Always a line, even in the rain, so it must be great!

Thank Reader27
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Just had the special for today, big pancake with cinnamon apple which I shared with my husband. Bad decision. I shouldn't have shared, it was so good. Crispy bacon and fruit. I usually get the maple syrup which is extra. I've been here many times...More

Thank Dondi317
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Just had breakfast sat at counter Ordered egg white omelette and bowl yogurt asked waitress to please bring yogurt out first So what happens She brings me my omelette And I had to remind her about my yogurt Her reply oh yeah I forgot she...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Good Pancakes and Eggs Benedict. Walked right in, but with the proximity to Yale I'm sure its normally crowded. Food was quick and service good. Sort of a weird Jazz decorating theme but not sure of the history. Come for hungry.

1  Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The cinnamon roll pancakes are some of the best I've ever had. Light fluffy and very cinnamony! Gets quite crowded on weekends so be prepared to wait in line.

Thank stulinpenny
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Pretty darn good breakfast. Nothing fancy – just solid American breakfast food, at a fair price, served promptly and as you ordered it. Looks like it has been here for years and that adds to the charm. The home fries are just about the best...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I have noticed the lines outside The Pantry for years- especially on the weekends. Loyal customers are willing to brave New England winters to get a seat at this place so I said I have to try it. Standing on line is not for me...More

Thank rdj925
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Pantry is a terrific little neighborhood breakfast spot, well removed from the downtown/Yale area. Don't be dismayed by the line snaking from the door and into the parking lot next door; it moves pretty quickly, and the wait's well worth it in any event....More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This place lives up to the hype. Yes, we had to wait a bit, but the line moved quickly. The food is incredible. From the eggs to the hash browns, from the cinnamon roll pancakes to the fruit plates, every bite of our meal was...More

Thank alawyer1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-787-0392
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