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Twin Pines Diner Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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34 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2506
+1 203-468-6887
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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403 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate breakfast here as we were staying in the area, and this is a 24 hour type dinner. For a diner type restaurant, the place is very clean and the atmosphere is a bit upscale and nice. The food is good at a fair price. I had eggs, potatoes and toast, so your standard breakfast. Overall, everyone in our... More 

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Thank Kevin S
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Awesome full dinners under $25. I had 16oz prime rib with salad, choice of soup, choice of potato and vegetable plus dessert $17.99. Prime rib cooked perfectly, better than some steakhouses I've been to. Dinner for 2 plus tip can easily be had for $50 or less. I'm not a diner person (except for breakfast), but I was pleasantly surprised.... More 

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Thank Mark E
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Meals here are pretty good, the staff very friendly, and it is probably the better local place to eat int he area.

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Thank ShiraFusionTravel
Groton, CT
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stopped here for a late lunch. Not busy, took them a couple of minutes to seat us. Kind of warm inside. But the hostess did lower the blinds from the sun. Huge menu, which tells me that the quality will be low. I was right. My daughter ordered chicken tenders with a side of onion rings. I ordered a... More 

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Thank Pamela T
New Haven, Connecticut
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Here we go again. We visited this restaurant for the first time this evening in about 6 months. What a change. The food went from good and reliable to nasty and expensive. My wife ordered, with some hesitation, twin lobster tails. Usually we only eat lobsters in Maine and New Brunswick, Canada where we know the origin of the lobster.... More 

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Thank Chris M
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I haven't been to Twin pines in years ... stopped in for a lite dinner. we both ordered soup. both were pasta and beans Italian style ( 1 of my favorites ) soup came and it was watery and much else in it the taste was terrible. So had the wait staff replace with another soup .. still bland... maybe... More 

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Thank El S
United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I go to Twin Pines often, but the food is mediocre. If Jackie is the server, then the service is great. If anyone else serves, it is a gamble. Tomas does an excellent job as manager. To the owner: Please buy better quality food. The quality of the food you serve has an immense impact on how the food tastes.

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Thank ForensicPsych
Killeen, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Horrible food and horrible service and one of the worst dinning experiences I have had. I heard the rumors about it going down hill but wanted to give them a try. They were very disappointing and I will never go back again.

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Thank Eugene D
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Botched orders multiple times, misleading descriptors, e.g. stuffed clams are actually clamshells with mostly breaded stuffing and a bit of cod stick; no clams in sight or under the teeth. Brusk service. Dry and tasteless baked goods, especially the Baklava. Eat tissue paper and some nuts.Much cheaper.

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Thank Susan M
Guilford
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Have been here a few times. Each time they were out of what we'd gone there for. The last time, I showed the owner a coupon online. He says, "I'll do it this time, but next time I want the paper." Rude.

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Thank Suzanne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2506
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-468-6887

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