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Owl Diner

244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (23 reviews)
“home fries” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Best Breakfast in Lowell hands down. You will wait on some days but don't leave. Stay and enjoy!!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Boston_ou812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Lowell and stopped in at the diner — Sunday morning crowd but seated quickly - The staff are very friendly and polite- Coffee was constantly refreshed ! Food was delicious! Large portions. Great Prices! This is a. Must See. When in the area

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roam85717
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We eat here often, mainly for breakfast but sometimes for lunch. It's a comfortable throw-back kind of place where everybody knows your name and, if you're new, you are made to feel like you've been coming here since childhood. A traditional breakfast is the specialty--eggs,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank prsimpkins
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice quaint place. Had the eggs Benedict. Ok, sauce need more lemon or lime. Staff nice. Good coffee. Would go back if in town.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank robbI658AT
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We were eager to try out the Owl Diner for Sunday breakfast. Our surprise was waiting more than 30 minutes to be waited on and another 30 for our simple (two egg) breakfasts! Wait staff were indifferent at best and discourteous at worst.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kevincW4167YP
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A group of us meet on a regular basis here for years. Typical diner offerings but unique in their Lowell street naming conventions. Wide variety of breakfast and lunch choices, friendly staff, and bottomless coffee make this a great “go-to” Diner. I hear there can...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KA8SCP
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This place has been around for years ! I grew up down the hill from the owl diner! From breakfast to lunch and dinner and don’t forget about those after midnight hunger Pains !it has been serving customers for at least 50years and it always...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Susanjeanw
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The owl diner is a statement of Lowell. It has been around for a long time and it offers an atmosphere quite like Lowell. The diverse crowd is always able to enjoy a yummy breakfast along with an always friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jdmgirl978
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Warm smiling faces even though very busy! We saw The Owl on NESN and had to visit it has been years. We dined at breakfast because all I did was rave about eating here in my youth. All egg dishes were fabulous and the corned...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank spome03
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Lowell has one of those old school retro "railroad car" diners, The Owl. While not a real RR car, they were manufactured I believe in MASS and transported all over the country for years after WW2. The Owl has lots of booths, stainless steel and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MK_in_VT
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Dave D
February 18, 2016|
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Response from LisaBower | Reviewed this property |
My favorite thing at the Owl is the ham steak and eggs. I order it with a side of sautéed spinach and skip the toast. Dave's home fries are the best!
June 28, 2015|
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Response from Livinlrginla | Reviewed this property |
Not very handicapped accessible
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-453-8321
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