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Chelsea Royal Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
+1 802-254-8399
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open every day at 5:30am for breakfast until 9 at night with a menu longer than anyone can remember the Chelsea is a local staple. They get the job done!. Breakfasts are hearty, quick and reasonably priced. Lunch and dinner alway have a list of specials on the white board in addition to the lengthy menu. Last night there was... More 

Thank JMLVermont
East Coast
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I have to say that when we took a day trip north to Vermont and it was time to grab some lunch we Googled places to eat in the area and decided to go here. The pleasant surprise is that when we pulled up to this diner we both looked at each other with big smiles. This is so... More 

1 Thank TheDinerDude
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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200 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This diner is situated in an ancient railcar-type diner with an addition and an ice cream stand (which sells their own homemade ice cream in the summer). The entrance is in the back from the unpaved parking lot. The place is always crowded, and there's often a waiting line for the tightly packed booths and the few counter stools. They... More 

2 Thank c5mjb
Tokyo, Japan
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly service and good food. They serve local Mocha Joe coffee which is great. Bring cash.

Thank J L
Brattleboro, Vermont
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The food, with many of the ingredients sourced from their own farm, is excellent. If you like diner atmosphere this is for you!

Thank bykhyk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

No frills Diner with awesome comfort food. You feel the love from the moment the aromas hit you. It's old quirky and fun. The specials always run out because they're awesome. To me it's a must visit if you like comfort food, folksy spirited service and good cooking!! I love it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Would never go back again. Was made to wait by the door because the rest of our party was not there yet, nev r heard of such a thing, have been th restaurant business for many years. Waitress was extremely pleasant and had great service, but extremely offended by my he "hostess"

Thank Joni B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here a year ago for a second time and wasn't as thrilled with our meals as the first time. The food was ok. I do remember the pie was delicious but a very tiny piece was served. And the service was just ok. We may try it another time....

Thank Lovrbug
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

OMG this is a little slice of cuteness, deliciousness heaven! Fun and cozy atmosphere, delish diner food but many of their produce, meats, and eggs are local and well-grown. This adds exponentially to my dining experience. Cheerful friendly staff. Looks like they have special Mexican nights. i will make this a regular stop when I drive down south. I would... More 

Thank SimonVT
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My friends and i were travelling through vermont and my friend suggested this place. She said it was a nice diner and the food was great. We came here on a saturday and the parking lot was packed. Usually busy establishments promise good food and a good experience. I can not say this was the case. The ATM is conveniently... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-254-8399

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