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Modern Diner

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364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
+1 401-726-8390
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Providence, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice "regular guy" showed us to our booth. Smiling, welcoming, asked if we'd like coffee and brought it quickly. Great service start to finish. Portions were excellent, food was well-prepared, prices were fair.

Thank egbrandwein
Nyack, NY
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285 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This diner is located primarily in an old railroad car. It gets very crowded very fast. Tables are small. Noise level is high. Some waiting might be necessary. However, the service is very well organized, polite and professional. The menu is extensive (no waffles, but you won't miss them). This is THE place to go for breakfast, whether you eat... More 

Thank NellieNyack_NY
Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Kelsey was our server...Absolutely phenomenal. There were just so many choices and we wanted to try them all. She brought us our spread and some to go boxes and then left us to enjoy. And boy did we. I love how we had Kelsey as our main server. But they also have someone walking around refilling drinks and generally helping... More 

Thank Wendy P
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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325 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped here in part based on the TripAdvisor reviews and because we love old diners. From an atmosphere standpoint, this hits most of your diner marks -- the counter, the cramped booths, the wear and tear from the years. Food was another matter. Soup of the day was bland and a modest portion. Onion rings were super greasy. That... More 

Thank Filmprof
Barrington, Rhode Island
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328 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful historic relic that has been serving great meals for many decades. (There's a charming 1945 menu on the wall.). You can get a wide range of breakfast and lunch standards but there are also lots of modern, inventive specials, such as lobster grits, pesto grits, or bacon jalapeño omelets. Their French toast with custard sauce is... More 

Thank RhodeScholar123
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The diner is an old diner that has past it's prime. The place was dirty and the food was greasy and not very tasteful.

Thank Carl J D
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Four of us arrived at 8:15 on a Saturday morning, and after a short wait, they opened the side room for us, nice and quiet (for a while) with our own waitress (for a while). What great timing! Love how the specials (30+) are posted on handwritten sheets as you walk in -- you'd better pay attention because I didn't... More 

Thank ElvisOnly
Sharon MA, USA
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315 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

They have several interesting veg specials like tapenade omelette. This was great. Along with the excellent coffee and service, we had a great experience. We'll be back. The crowds were thinning out when we showed up around 1 pm. We were seated after a very short wait. The place closes at 2 pm. It is cash only.

Thank Shakespeare_fan
No. Smithfield, RI
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The food is fabulous and the best thing about the food is that you can get different items that are not on other breakfast places menu. I had the best grits with pesto and they also have grits with lobster. They have pumpkin pancakes and also custard pancakes. If you are sick of bacon and eggs then, this is the... More 

Thank Lucille M
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had the blueberry stuffed French toast it was so good. Looking forward to going back to try more menu items!

Thank Sweetflora

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Pawtucket
  • Phone Number: +1 401-726-8390

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