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Laurel Diner

544 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-4202
+1 203-264-8218
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash” (13 reviews)
“home fries” (17 reviews)
“eggs” (22 reviews)
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American, Diner
544 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-4202
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

On the busy road of Main St. South in Southbury, Ct. Among all the big stores, restaurants, and boutiques is a small diner that everyone in Southbury raves about. Laurel Diner is on the "Best of CT" list for diners in the Connecticut Magazine. And...More

Thank Townz
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Greasy,,,,,,as described by my better 1/2. Nice help, just average food. Impossible parking. Just not my cup of tea.

Thank NewtownBobby
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A classical post WW 2 diner run by a guy they call the "Pete the Grillmaster" who loves to cook at his grill. He smiles at everyone and watches first timers out of the corner of his eye to make sure they're enjoying his food....More

Thank GPK1111
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you're looking for classy elegance, stay home. If you're looking for your favorite memory of an awesome breakfast/lunch at the local diner with your folks when you were a kid then you'll be in nostalgia heaven! Sometimes the memory isn't as good as reality...More

Thank sharlacey
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It is small, it has a small breakfast and lunch menu an we are there every weekend! If we are not, we miss it so much. The staff is wonderful and if you like corned beef hash, it doesn't get any better than Pete's! Reasonable...More

Thank stefnick317
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We went mid-week. Food is excellent and the portions are huge! My husband could not finish his burger and neither could I and I only ordered the small one while he got the 1 pound one. Lots of french fries and hot. Service was quick...More

1  Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Four people dining! Two happy, two not so thrilled! Order the specials! The pancakes and French toast were delicious! Cash only!

Thank JWindhorst
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a diamond in the rough! Don't let the exterior fool you, the meals served up here and fresh and prepared with care. The pancakes are simply amazing as well as the French toast! I try to make it a point to come...More

Thank jlarue44
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Thi is a small town diner with many regulars. The food is made right there in front of you if you sit at the counter. Coffee is hot and fresh.The waitstaff is always friendly. Cash only accepted.

Thank debbie f
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in this diner for a grilled cheese with tomato. I know it is only a sandwich but it was delicious. I sat at the counter and watched the owner cooking some great egg dishes. I was amazed at how great he cracked those eggs...More

1  Thank Travtripper
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-4202
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-264-8218
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