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Sandy Hook Family Diner

American, Diner
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98 Church Hill Rd, Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470-1621
+1 203-270-5509
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Newtown, Connecticut
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168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times. The owner has a real sense of humor. As everyone else says don't let looks deceive you. It looks like it should be on the back roads of Vermont. Anyway breakfast here is really great. Their specialty is corned beef hash with eggs and they are outstanding. We will keep on returning!

Thank Avidhiker
Newtown, Connecticut
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very good selection, service is friendly, fast and well known by many returning customers! Prices are very reasonable, and great coffee! The food is rated very good, never had any issue and they would take care of it if we did! Enjoy!

Thank Susan K
Newtown, Connecticut
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Almost didn't want to review because then more people would know about it. Eating here is like taking a step back in time. From the outside to the dinning counter and stools that are right as you walk in the front door. The staff great you like family and treat you that way until you walk out the door. Limited... More 

Thank RonKroha
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Sandy Hook Diner is the place we stop as we travel to New England. It's easy on/off 84. A gas station is nearby. The food is incredible. Countless selections. There are so many menu items that it's difficult to select: Eggnog French Toast. Pineapple pancakes. Pumpkin pancakes... and so much more. There is something for everyone! Gluten free options and... More 

Thank Traveling50states
Newtown, Connecticut
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You will run into the local crowd here, no pretense-great service. New owner is making some nice changes while also keeping favorite menu items available. Onion Rings a favorite, also have salads and tuna for the healthy eater. Family friendly - Cash only!

Thank anneh236
Fairfield, Connecticut
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817 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit here. The diner is a small, old-fadhioned style diner.We had a very enjoyable breakfast. They serve eggs, omelettes, oatmeal, pancakes, French toast, specials, sides, and beverages. We ordered a full stack of pancakes (very large pancakes), bowl of oatmeal with fresh strawberries, and an omelette(egg beaters with mushroom and cheddar cheese). Our toddler granddaughter shared... More 

Thank Gloria H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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152 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We go here frequently for breakfast dates. All of the food is good, not healthy, but good. It is a much better choice than Blue Colostomy up the hill. My only negative is that if you don't take anything but cash, at least have an ATM.

Thank BMorrell
Redding, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Food and service are great and it's the friendliest group of folks you would ever want to meet! We go there often and have never gotten a bad meal. Plus I am gluten free and they have gluten free options.

Thank Virginia B
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We go there often because the staff is like seeing friends from the old neighborhood. The eggs are fresh and served hot. Try the hash browns. Lots of specials.

Thank Stephen A
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great old time diner -- the building is really something. I am told that if they remodel the whole thing needs to be brought up to code. Sagging floors, crooked walls and a great breakfast - see photo.

Thank Tom2002a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Church Hill Rd, Exit 10 off I-84, Newtown, CT 06470-1621
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: +1 203-270-5509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?