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Townshend Dam Diner

American, Diner
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5929 VT Rt 30, Townshend, VT 05353
+1 802-874-4953
05:00 - 20:00
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Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Townshend is a wide spot in the road. We were staying over night and our inn only served breakfast. This is the only game in town. In seeing the diner from the outside, we thought surely, they must have spent their money on the interior.....not so you'd notice. There is an eclectic collection of glassware and antique kitchen gadgets. The... More 

Thank 33146Chris
Berkeley, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Locals eat here. Large servings. Read the blackboard for specials and make sure you leave room for desserts which include apple crisp. This is definitely NOT a chain.

Thank Helena W
Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us! We try very hard to please everyone, and do actually have a few healthier diet choices. If you need help don't hesitate to ask the kitchen! More 

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157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We eat at the Diner often and have never been disappointed. It doesn't matter if you are have a dinner, sandwich or just desserts - it is all great. The server Katie is wonderful. She is a real asset to the Diner. My wife and I enjoy having Katie working our table as much as we enjoy the food.

Thank Bondville
Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this review

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Looks like a dive but because of the reviews I read here we stopped in for breakfast. I had a ham and cheese omelet, which was not fluffy but still good nonetheless. Homemade sourdough bread was very good. Companion had eggs benedict, which he said was very good but the bottom part of the English muffin was hard to cut... More 

Thank Weezi67
Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing ! After listening to our customers, we started toasting the English muffins more on the benedicts because they didn't want them soggy. We will try to reach that medium point, thank you. And the menu should reflect the changes we made and the words Texas sized removed , my error I apologize! And we do have... More 

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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I love this place. The food is good, fresh and inexpensive, and owner and waitresses are friendly and warm. I think we were the only tourists there, a plus. The owner has decorated the room with lots of vintage cookware and green glass, making it feel like you are eating in the midst of a folk art installation ( because... More 

Thank NYCris
Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this review

Thank You!! More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Everything here is fresh and delicious. They were farm to table before it was "a thing". Make sure and get a piece of pie. Any pie!!

Thank Annamarie L
Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this review

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Kerrville, Texas
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196 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this small town diner for breakfast. What can I say but "yum"! I had scrambled eggs, bacon, & French toast with maple syrup. Delicious! Cost? $5.99. He had a western omelet with home fries & homemade bread. He says "it was just plum good"! Cost? $4.99. Food was a little slow coming out but waitress was attentive.... More 

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Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this review

Thank you! We actually don't advertise taking cards, but can do it as a convenience for our customers by using the owners smart phone app, Square. Thank you again! More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

good place to stop for lunch on rt 30. v old and worn, but still has some charm. good, inexpensive lunches for sure.

Thank marybeth02140
Stephanie S, Owner at Townshend Dam Diner, responded to this review

Thank you! We are planning a few updates to the interior in the slow season. More 

Linden, New Jersey
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We stayed in an AirBnB very close to this place. We were told it's "very good", so after driving past it several times, we finally decided to give it a chance. Our first visit was for breakfast. Breakfast was great! I had the 3 stack of pancakes w a side of sausage. My wife had the omelette with sourdough bread.... More 

Thank grateful908
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I live about 15 miles from this Diner, and pass it when going south to Brattleboro. I frequently stop for breakfast. As I am alone, I sit at the counter along with other locals, and like to eavesdrop on the conversations. Very informative and entertaining. The staff is friendly, unpretentious, and the food is tasty, filling, and very affordable. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5929 VT Rt 30, Townshend, VT 05353
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Townshend
  • Phone Number: +1 802-874-4953

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?