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Essex Diner

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15 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-7016
+1 410-238-1400
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

2/21/17, I had the worst experience ever at Essex Diner! My sister & I have been going there for a few years & have enjoyed the food & wait staff & have had no problems. Today however, when our separate checks were given to us, we divided them up because we shared a piece of cake. My sister was going... More 

Thank Chris C
Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

If you love omelets, this family diner is great. Just about any way you like it. Truckers I'm let is HUGE! Coffee excellent, service with a smile.

Thank pioneermom2011
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8 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The Essex Diner is kind of a dive, but the food is outstanding. Generous portions, reasonable prices, and great tasting food. 3 diners within 15 minutes of home, and this one is my favorite.

Thank Richard M
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We love this place!! A homey family run place that always greets you with smiles. They are always busy so you know the food is really good!! The burgers are really awesome!! I love the taco salad.. But beware... Come really hungry or prepare to take some home.. The portions are HUGE!! :-) :-) one thing you absolutely HAVE TO... More 

Thank oreosmom31
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I eat here alot with my mom and my dad. The food is always good and the staff is always friendly. I've met people for private conversations and the staff is more than happy to sit you in the back and hook you up with some privacy. I really like this place when i am looking for some great comfort... More 

Thank Deborah R
Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Stopped by to get a patty melt, quick service from the moment I walked in even though they had a full house, my order came with fries, coleslaw and pickle. Very satisfying comfort food at reasonable price.

Thank Alan M
Dayton, OH
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We stopped here by chance looking for a spot to eat when visiting an office in a nearby town, what a fantastic surprise it was!! Everyone loved all the food we had, I had the beef hotshot and it was awesome. Had the Crab Soup for the first time ever and wow It was great and can't wait to get... More 

Thank bjl1975
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Essex Diner is fantastic! We have four children, and each time we go there, the waitresses are wonderful and patient! All of the employees and owner there make us all feel at home, and the food they make is always like home --- delicious. Thank you for all your work there to definitely make this visit worth our time and... More 

Thank Caroline H
Baltimore, Maryland
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265 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

If you can't find something on their menu to suit you just go home. The menu is huge and I haven't had anything that wasn't good. My fave, if you couldn't already tell, is breakfast. The bacon is awesome. Order extra..you'll want it. The wait staff are always pleasant and it is a rare day that you won't see the... More 

Thank BaltimoreRedbird
Essex, Maryland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is one of our favorite breakfast/brunch places that my wife and I enjoy going to. There is generally no waiting, great service, good food, great location, and price is very reasonable.

Thank Tony S

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-7016
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-238-1400

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