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Riverdale Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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521 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4521
+1 203-924-4084
07:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were passing through the area on our way to New Haven and had lunch. We enjoyed the clam chowder and the roast chicken diner. The waitress was on the ball and really a great girl. Prices were average for a diner which was great value.

Thank April A
Stratford, Connecticut
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250 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With St Patrick's Day just passing, I went to Riverdale Diner, along with a close friend of mine from church. It was St Pat's Day and the parking lot was full, as I am sure most pubs, restaurants, etc were on that day. After about 10 minutes we were seated. Our waitress, though appearing frazzled, was very pleasant. I decided... More 

Thank BibleBobK
Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a chance to stop by this diner for breakfast recently. It's very clean. The staff are friendly. The food choices are plentiful but, unlike some diners with a book's worth of pages for choices (How do they keep all that food fresh?), they still have more than enough to please any palate. Their homemade corned beef hash is... More 

Thank anchordiva
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast service was attentive and friendly, like talking to a neighbor. The pancakes were fluffy and delicious. The eggs and sausages with home fries - I'm going back next week.

Thank Stephen A
Shelton, Connecticut
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good service, prices and menu. Excellent breakfast and lunch experience. Been going there quite a while.

Thank aljel1939
Cheshire, Connecticut
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Great specials and breakfast/lunch/dinner menus. Food was well prepared and delicious. Wait staff always friendly and helpful. Lavalazza coffee featured is great. I'll definitely be coming back.

Thank blueyeddevil
Shelton, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Love going for breakfast getting the combination also the pastrami platter with French fries and coleslaw. the staff is very friendly and helpful

Thank gary t
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great prices. Friendly staff, always a good experience. Excellent daily specials and plenty of menu choices.

Thank Lou M
Saint James, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Love this diner. Food is consistently delicious and served quickly. Staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Doherty130
Milford, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We love coming here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I've lived in Shelton my whole life and have been coming here for years. Now, my husband and I bring our toddler here frequently for breakfast or dinner. They are really quick, so it's a good place for a toddler with limited patience for sitting quietly. The food is good, especially... More 

Thank jacrae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4521
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-924-4084
An American Diner with traditional values - family owned and operated. Open 24/7
365 days a year. Homemade comfort food - broad menu featuring Breakfast, Lunch,
Dinner, Children's Menu. Full Service Bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?