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Owl Diner

244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (22 reviews)
“home fries” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I bring my nephews before school for breakfast on special days. They LOVE to sit at the counter and watch the cook work his magic. The home fries are seasoned perfectly. The omelettes are fun to watch cook and are always a hit. The turn...More

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is great very friendly.the food is so good.they always ask you if you need anything else even if is not our waiter.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by hotel staff. Went in on a Sunday at 10:30. This is an old style diner, and pretty cool. Very crowded but found table within 10 min. Had the omelet with "The Works" included ham, sausage, Linguica or Chorizo, onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, and...More

Thank chriszp11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been the the Owl Diner many times. They have by far the best breakfast in the are. Their lunch menu is very good as well and all of the meals are home made and fresh. Great value and you will not leave there...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We have gone to the Owl Diner several times, and each time the food has been generous and delicious. It is a step back in time to the days when diners were the American favorites. Go hungry!

Thank MJ M
Reviewed May 26, 2018

I have been going to the Owl diner for over 34 years and in all those years there was never a doubt is was the best I have ever been to in all those years! That being said, times have changes ( or cooks in...More

3  Thank jmyoung1111
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We have enjoyed breakfast at the Owl diner many times. It is consistently delicious and hearty. The service is always friendly and welcoming.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed February 8, 2018

A cold snowy day and a visit to Lowell MA. Lowell is a Mill town on the Merrimac River. a lot of it has become a National Park, so that the Mill buildings will be preserved. I have always been fond of Lowell. I did...More

1  Thank Uncle Jack
Reviewed January 22, 2018

You name it and they have it. They are famous for their ham. The waitress will be at your elbow as soon as you sit down. U Mass Lowell Hockey Team was there the day I went. The University was on break so Tom Shanahan...More

Thank F9102ZImaryr
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Memorable spot,family owned. Been serving breakfast for decades. Food at times can be greasy spoon and hectic. Most diners go their routinely and families go their generational. Last of a breed !7

Thank cabos8349
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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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