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Modern Diner

364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
+1 401-726-8390
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (19 reviews)
“cheese grits” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I didn't imagine this historic diner could live up to the Kitchen in Providence- but some in our party liked it better! I ordered the Custard French Toast and they were excellent! Some of the best French toast I've had because of the custard, fruit,...More

Thank flatfaces
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The Modern Diner is awesome. Fresh ingredients, unique seasonal breakfast/ brunch offerings. I recommend you come often to try everything! Weekends you need to bring your patience... long lines because everyone wants in!!!

Thank kleek2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A Pawtucket treasure, the crowds outside waiting are testament to the popularity of this gem. Come early on weekends as they are wildly popular with the brunch crowd. Something for everyone on the ever changing specials wall - they literally post the choices on sheets...More

Thank lgir66
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Quaint old fashioned dining car. This is the real deal modern diner. Their muffins are always fresh and great grilled. And on the weekends only they make homemade corned beef hash or linguica hash that is the best I've ever had

Thank dmarston66
Reviewed 28 July 2017

In town on Business and I enjoy breakfast and always look for old diners as they have so much history.

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

excellent food and service. I try to stop in once a month. Never knew this little gem was nearby.They even have mamosa!!

Thank tracypV759FT
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, pecans, raspberry drizzle and CUSTARD MOAT. Food Network made the right call that Modern Diner's Custard French Toast is #1 in the nation. The custard does not make the toast soggy and the plate was loaded with fruity goodness. Dad is a...More

Thank cmarq85
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This diner is one of two known surviving Sterling Streamliner diners still in operation. Stepping in, you can't help but be transported back to yesteryear. Place is clean and well kept, but not a lot of seats available. We had the Lobster Benedict and custard...More

Thank Edwin X
Reviewed 14 May 2017

what gets you to go back to a restaurant? ..... food, service.... atmosphere, cleanliness, friendliness... it's all those reasons and more we keep going back to the Modern Diner. Been there 100 times... will go back a 100 times more.

Thank theDudleyDo
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Again, another one of my top 10 places to eat or rather, to have breakfast. No only is this a cool spot, you can grab a mimosa and an incredible breakfast at reasonable prices. If you go on the weekends, expect to wait for a...More

Thank Tara H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Pawtucket
  • Phone Number: +1 401-726-8390
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