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Laurel Diner

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American, Diner
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544 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-4202
+1 203-264-8218
06:00 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 06:00 - 14:30
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a diamond in the rough! Don't let the exterior fool you, the meals served up here and fresh and prepared with care. The pancakes are simply amazing as well as the French toast! I try to make it a point to come here every time I pass through the Southbury area. A must try!

Thank jlarue44
Southbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thi is a small town diner with many regulars. The food is made right there in front of you if you sit at the counter. Coffee is hot and fresh.The waitstaff is always friendly. Cash only accepted.

Thank debbie f
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in this diner for a grilled cheese with tomato. I know it is only a sandwich but it was delicious. I sat at the counter and watched the owner cooking some great egg dishes. I was amazed at how great he cracked those eggs over the grill. This guy is really good at what he does. Truly an art... More 

1 Thank Travtripper
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best dinner for breakfast hands down that I have ever been too! It doesn't matter what you order, it's all great!

Thank Mike K
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I moved to Southbury 15 years ago, I did not think to try this place immediately but I noticed there were usually people waiting outside to get in. Couldn't understand why anyone would wait online for breakfast? I mean anyone can make a good breakfast right? My cousin implored me to try the place. I was blown away. I... More 

Thank Nick A
Seymour, Connecticut
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the size of this place fool you. It is not uncommon to see a line of people waiting to get it. There is good reason for that. The food is cooked to order and they have a great menu for a "small" place. Owners are terrific and the homemade corned beef hash is to die for.

Thank JohnD2032016
Southbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Laurel Diner is a local favorite. It has your usual diner fare. Breakfast and lunch served. Pleasant employees.

Thank Sara W
Chicago, Illinois
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212 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a whole in the wall and it meets all the great expectations of that term. The staff were pleasant. The food was great and the price was easy on the pocket. As people entered, it was obvious a place the locals visited, as everyone knew everyone, but us. LOL. But that did not matter, everyone was pleasant the... More 

Thank T P
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Offers all of your diner basics - the bottomless cup of coffee, the waitresses who know your name, great breakfast plates and luncheon platters, fast take-out. The menu is only as big as the diner itself (maybe a dozen tables and 12-15 counter stools?) but for a quick hearty bite that will sit well with both your stomach and your... More 

Thank familygal2017
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Coming early is key at the laurel diner. Coming on weekends, especially Sundays long lines to get in, but worth the wait. Peter the owner runs this family owned diner with the help of his wife Stephanie. Order hash browns, corn beef hash and the original captain crunch pancakes. If ever in Southbury, they will treat you like family.

Thank Jonathan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-4202
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-264-8218

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