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Sunny Side Diner

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American, Cafe, Diner
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West Main Street, Bennington, VT
06:00 - 14:00
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Chester, VT
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our third visit to this delightful and sunny dinner. Two prior breakfast visits and now lunch. BTW: we rarely give a dining establishment a second chance, so that in itself is a measure of our appreciation for this diner. It will be one of our favored places for either meal when we are called to Bennington. Our friend and I... More 

Thank john4ns
Wallingford, Vermont
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I stopped in for lunch after a hospital procedure. The turkey, apple, cheddar with cranberry mayo wrap sounded delicious but fell short of our expectations. The wrap was very dry. The service was fine and the diner was clean. While I am not rushing to visit again, I would be willing to give them another shot.

Thank Mj H
East Hardwick
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sweet space for breakfast. Nice airy atmosphere with friendly staff with a great size breakfast for a very reasonable price.

Thank Maryjane G
Chester, VT
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant diner in downtown Bennington. Their baking powder biscuits are light, fluffy and tender. Two over easys with biscuit, sausage gravy and a cup of coffee are a beautiful thing to behold.

Thank john4ns
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Atmosphere is fine.Service was great.Food was average.We didn't wait long for our waitress to get our order.And food was out in no time.Food was good and plenty of food served.Portions are good.

1 Thank Robin K
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I just had eggs, toast and home fries. I liked the home fries because they were not greasy. Great bread for toast and homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. My friends didn't like the coffee so they would not rate as high as me but I'm a tea drinker.

Thank Carol V
Carterville, Illinois
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food was good, but if you are looking for excellence, move on. The place was clean and well run and while we liked the food, we have had better. I had breakfast and my husband had lunch, but neither meal was something I would go back for.

Thank Bonnie M
Lubbock, Texas
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Easy to find with Siri! Wonderful pancakes with 3 different kinds of berries - delicious! Good service.

Thank erwretired
Marion, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We ate breakfast here on a weekday and a Saturday morning, and both times we had a great meal with excellent service regardless of the number of tables that were occupied.

1 Thank John C
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,128 reviews
1,122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I enjoyed a pancake and sausage breakfast here on this first Sunday of Fall. Coffee cup stayed full and the waitress was pleasant. The lunch menu looked good and will try it sometime. Great prices.

Thank 4bird1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Main Street, Bennington, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington

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