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Chelsea Royal Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
+1 802-254-8399
06:00 - 21:00
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent and the food even better. I've eaten in many places but the Chelsea Royal is a standout. I had the tuna special and it rivaled White tablecloth establishments at a fraction of the price. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a hearty meal!

Thank Bucky711
Manchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No longer amazing...solidly average. Burgers cooked as requested (medium rare) so that started things out well. But the 'blue cheese' was actually the consistency and taste of bottled blue cheese dressing (e.g. Kraft, Ken's etc.) - perhaps expectations were off but we thought it would actually be a bit of blue cheese rather than what seemed to be blue cheese... More 

Thank chimneysweep1912
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across the diner a few years ago and we stop everytime we make it to VT. Great breakfast! Farm to table items, big portions, nostalgic setting. A true VT stop.

Thank Sweetchic
Quechee, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and I'm glad we did. We were wanting a late breakfast and something vegetarian. We were in the way Mass MOCA for my birthday. I had the best zucchini bread French toast and my husband and daughter got the California Benedict. We all loved the food and the service was great! Almost worth the... More 

Thank dowens8
Braintree, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were there for a late afternoon lunch after a day of checking out the sights. There were plenty of items to order from. My girlfriend had eggplant soup and grass fed steak tips. The eggplant soup was delicious with a variety of spices and the steak tips were cooked perfectly. Once she bite into the tips her immediate response... More 

Thank 181billz
Southern Vermont
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Chelsea Royal has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for decades. Tod, the owner, is actually a chef! Which explains the more esoteric items on the menu and many of the specials. In recent years, they've had their own kitchen garden out back So - if you're in the area, stop by for the food. Or, in... More 

Thank SoVTers
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I have enjoyed eating at the Chelsea Royal over the years. I had the Popeye omelette this morning. Unfortunately the service and food was not up to previous high standards. The omelette was bland and devoid of flavor. The waitress failed to provide any jam for the toast and you need to ask for water. Since they charge premium prices,... More 

Thank Paul W
Brattleboro, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Had dinner there last night. We both had the haddock. Mine baked and his fried. The batter on the fried fish was not heavy so I had to try it made me want it. After tasting my baked haddock which was a thicker cut and delicious I forgot was glad I had ordered it. Both meals were served alongside fresh... More 

Thank Riveria17
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211 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Chelsea Royal Diner retains a classic atmosphere with the remains of their original diner car as part of a now larger structure. The original section is now all seating - and if you go I recommend sitting in that section. The service is a bit slow and we were put off by the sign on the door talking about... More 

Thank Tony R
Springfield, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years for breakfast. The serving is fair for the price. The food comes out in a timely fashion and hot. Although I have not had it for years, if you like spicy, try the Cajun skillet. Just a good place to meet friends and chat. The staff is friendly and attentive. One caution, they do not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 487 Marlboro Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-254-8399

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