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The Pantry

2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
+1 203-787-0392
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511-2638
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Pancakes and Eggs Benedict. Walked right in, but with the proximity to Yale I'm sure its normally crowded. Food was quick and service good. Sort of a weird Jazz decorating theme but not sure of the history. Come for hungry.

Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cinnamon roll pancakes are some of the best I've ever had. Light fluffy and very cinnamony! Gets quite crowded on weekends so be prepared to wait in line.

Thank stulinpenny
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Pretty darn good breakfast. Nothing fancy – just solid American breakfast food, at a fair price, served promptly and as you ordered it. Looks like it has been here for years and that adds to the charm. The home fries are just about the best...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have noticed the lines outside The Pantry for years- especially on the weekends. Loyal customers are willing to brave New England winters to get a seat at this place so I said I have to try it. Standing on line is not for me...More

Thank rdj925
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The Pantry is a terrific little neighborhood breakfast spot, well removed from the downtown/Yale area. Don't be dismayed by the line snaking from the door and into the parking lot next door; it moves pretty quickly, and the wait's well worth it in any event....More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place lives up to the hype. Yes, we had to wait a bit, but the line moved quickly. The food is incredible. From the eggs to the hash browns, from the cinnamon roll pancakes to the fruit plates, every bite of our meal was...More

Thank alawyer1
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Traveling through New Haven on a family vacation with my boyfriend and his 13 yr old son. Decided to eat at The Pantry for breakfast - thanks trip advisor! The food was really delicious - my boyfriend and I both had omelettes (I had mushrooms,...More

1  Thank DanSki006
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

There will probably be a line & a wait at this quaint spot near the New Haven Green area, but the food is worth it. The place has character & is located in a beautiful area in New Haven.

Thank larkin_ison
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Bring cash, cards not accepted. Breakfast and lunch only, no dinner. After a short wait our party of 5 was seated near the window. Yummy healthy food. Traditional Eggs Benedict and California Benedict were the big winners. The coffee is also better than most we've...More

2  Thank John R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast. The food was excellent and the home fries were the best we ever had. Waitress was very friendly. Would definitely recommend!

Thank lmh232017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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