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“Old Time Diner”

New Britain Diner Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 147 Restaurants in New Britain
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bristol, Connecticut
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Old Time Diner”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Remember the old time diners? This is the place to go. The atmosphere is old time diner. The menu is also. Wait staff is super friendly and helpful No problems with giving you enough time to review the extensive menu. They are open 24 hours 7 days a week. Prices are fair. Plates are huge. You can get breakfast or anything else any time of the day. It is easy on and off the highway. For travelers coming through or past town, stop in for a rest and a big treat. Bathrooms are clean. A good sign of a clean kitchen. Food came so fast that we thought they had anticipated our order. Lots of regulars who were greeted and called by name. People were dressed in suits [it was A Sunday] and jeans, shorts tees whatever.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank drachtool
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English first
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast place !”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

this was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. 3 cheese omelet YUM and blueberry pancakes YUM! asked for the bacon to be cooked well done and they were just right. Service was great !

Visited May 2013
Thank jltmet56
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“Beyond friendly and willing to satisfy. Excellent diner food.”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We went on a Tuesday at 10:30am.. had barely sat down and we already had waters brought over. We ordered french toast (4 stars) and a cold tuna sandwich.. but I had asked to make my dish a deluxe with fries, cole slaw (cole slaw wasn't the best I've ever had), and a pickle.. asked for an additional pickle and our waitress came back in less than a minute with a plate of five pickles and my cole slaw. When the heck does that ever happen!? She was very kind hearted, attentive.. food was excellent. I'm a big diner-ie kinda person and I've never been so freakin pleased with a restaurant in my life. I have even worked for a handful of restaurants and by the time we left I wanted to hug our waitress. <3 Tipped her $10 on a $17 check. And the bathrooms were immaculate. I usually cant stand that chemically scent in freshly cleaned bathrooms but whatever they used was quite pleasant. I'm still in shock with satisfaction.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank LizRose13
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Pretty good for lunch”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Had lunch here today with wife and daughter. The place is a little shopworn, but the food is very good and the service is prompt and friendly. I'd go back if in the area.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank thirdshf
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New Britain, Connecticut
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Diner to the rescue”
Reviewed 22 December 2011

1st of all, kudos to this diner for keeping all of greater NB fed during the Oct snowstorm blackout week(s)!
Here you will find a large, diner menu -- full meals, sandwiches, breakfast or coffee and rice pudding, etc, 24 hours a day. The Diner has found a couple of good cooks because the food is really good. Service makes you feel like you've come home and been welcomed. It's not fancy -- it''s a diner -- but it sure is comfortable. And their blueberry pancakes have huge, multitudinous blueberries in them!

Thank ACS-NB
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