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The Diner

American, Diner, Cafe
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66 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT 05753-1446
+1 802-388-3297
07:00 - 14:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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174 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Skipped the hotel and walked to this diner. Standard breakfast made the way I wanted it with egg whites et al. Rather quirky in that they charged me for their chef made hot sauce, which was good...but who charges for hot sauce? Pleasant wait staff. I think I was the only non-resident which gave it a comfortable feel/vibe. I like... More 

Thank buschal
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Since our hotel didn't include breakfast, we decided to try the diner and were very glad we did. The very complete breakfast menu offered a variety of choices. The hash was especially good. But, what was most memorable was our waitress who was friendly, attentive and a lot of fun. We had planned to return before we left town to... More 

Thank victorianmodiste
Vergennes, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Breakfast at the Diner is the best around! The staff is friendly and helpful, as well as very efficient. Their loaded homefries of potato, cheese, onion, and bacon are so tasty. When I have eggs, they are cooked perfectly. So good

Thank Pamela M
Cherokee Village, Arkansas
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139 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

It's ok. The menu is ok, but not extensive nor imaginative. The service is ok, but not real focused as to why they're there. It's a diner which serves breakfast, gets it done, then closes. It's ok.

Thank beachatthedoor
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Ever since the new owners came in. Not near as good as before. Severs not even close to being as friendly.

Thank Mary Renee H
Vail, Arizona
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed this diner. It had great breakfasts, great wait staff, food was delicious, everything we wanted before we headed out for our vacation adventures that day!

Thank Karen S
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Went for Sunday breakfast. The Diner has been in Middlebury for decades. I believe it is primarily for breakfast and lunch. It harkens back to old times. The breakfast food was what I would call "comfort food". I had two pancakes with scrambled eggs, potatoes and bacon. The amount of food was enormous, almost obscene. Everything was tasty. I had... More 

Thank retiredatthebeach
Lincoln, VT
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I recently went to The Diner for lunch on a rainy Saturday. I found the food quite good and the staff very pleasant. The price was reasonable. The Diner was full but the service was prompt and we did not have to wait for our food.

1 Thank GreenMtVT
Manchester, nh
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Good basic breakfast fare for a small diner, old home feel and good space for meeting discussions. inexpensive for the meal and nothing fancy but does the trick.

Thank Doggal80
Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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549 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Not a lot of parking in the area, so be prepared to walk a bit. We walked in, quickly learned that this is one of those places where things are loose. Eventually someone approached us and invited us to sit at any open table or booth. There was a great vibe going on inside, obviously most of the people were... More 

1 Thank michaelr630

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT 05753-1446
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-388-3297
The Diner has been serving locals and visitors for almost a decade with homemade comfort food at a great price! Breakfast all day and the best milk shake in town -be sure to stop in and see us soon!

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