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Pantry

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2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
+1 203-787-0392
Today
07:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a definite gem. The place is small so seating is tight so the earlier you arrive the better. The line starts piling up around 930am. I'd you are doing takeout give them at least 45 minutes to prepare your order. Great items: home fries, bacon, pancakes, and the cinnamon swirl pancakes!. The corned beef hash is top... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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886 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,706 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Thanks to other TripAdvisor reviewers, we picked The Pantry Restaurant as our place to stop in New Haven for a late breakfast en route to vacation in PA, MD, and DC. Nearby parking was limited, but we were fortunate to get a space within a block. There was no line outside when we arrived about 11:30 AM on a Monday.... More 

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Thank Maurene_K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Who doesn't just love someone cooking them breakfast-and breakfasts here are consistently good! It's a nice walk there thru East Rock but when the weather is chilly I can always find a place to park. Waitstaff is great & friendly. Cash only & enjoy the sunshine!

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Thank Daniela A
Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This place is the real deal. Had a great meal and tried a bunch of their dishes -- everyone at the table wanted to try each others meals. From pancakes to eggs benedict, everything was delicious. Also the service was excellent!

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Thank dbrownstein
New Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

if you dont mind waiting in line and paying cash...then join the line! The pancakes are huge, the eggs and toast are well done!

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Thank reviewgurucool
Hamden, Connecticut
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Any time anyone wants to go to breakfast, I automatically suggest here. The food is fantastic and the prices aren't bad, either. The coffee is good as well. One of my favorite things about this place is that the bacon is actually crispy. I am a huge bacon fan and I often find that many places leave it kind of... More 

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Thank Christina R
Vancouver, Canada
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We read great reviews about this place. We decided to check it out on a weekday to avoid having to wait too long (we have a newborn with us). There is tons of parking in the back, which was very convenient. The restaurant itself is pretty small, maybe with about 10 tables? The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. Everybody is... More 

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Thank Shiv G
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The American diner is a great institution, but sometimes it gets a little stuck. I like it best if they're stuck in the 50s and 60s, with retro fittings and classic food. There are versions however that are stuck more in the 80s - same menu (eggs, pancakes) but wooden cafe furniture and design elements that look like they were... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at The Pantry 4-5 times on our visits to New Haven. We have never been disappointed. The pancakes are huge and amazingly good. I usually get the bagel with lox ,and its fantastic. This last time I ventured out with California Eggs Benedict-delicious! The Pantry is small, and we've often had to wait, but not long. I... More 

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Thank jannan67
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a locals spot. There is a good menu with plenty to choose from, but let's be real: the only thing you need to try is the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Wow. They are three different sizes you can get but the 'one large' one is all you need. I've never tasted anything like it! Heads up: they only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-787-0392

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