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Modern Diner

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364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
+1 401-726-8390
06:00 - 14:00
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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286 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful historic relic that has been serving great meals for many decades. (There's a charming 1945 menu on the wall.). You can get a wide range of breakfast and lunch standards but there are also lots of modern, inventive specials, such as lobster grits, pesto grits, or bacon jalapeño omelets. Their French toast with custard sauce is... More 

Thank RhodeScholar123
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The diner is an old diner that has past it's prime. The place was dirty and the food was greasy and not very tasteful.

Thank Carl J D
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us arrived at 8:15 on a Saturday morning, and after a short wait, they opened the side room for us, nice and quiet (for a while) with our own waitress (for a while). What great timing! Love how the specials (30+) are posted on handwritten sheets as you walk in -- you'd better pay attention because I didn't... More 

Thank ElvisOnly
Sharon MA, USA
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290 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

They have several interesting veg specials like tapenade omelette. This was great. Along with the excellent coffee and service, we had a great experience. We'll be back. The crowds were thinning out when we showed up around 1 pm. We were seated after a very short wait. The place closes at 2 pm. It is cash only.

Thank Shakespeare_fan
No. Smithfield, RI
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The food is fabulous and the best thing about the food is that you can get different items that are not on other breakfast places menu. I had the best grits with pesto and they also have grits with lobster. They have pumpkin pancakes and also custard pancakes. If you are sick of bacon and eggs then, this is the... More 

Thank Lucille M
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Had the blueberry stuffed French toast it was so good. Looking forward to going back to try more menu items!

Thank Sweetflora
Manchester, Connecticut
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pretty good timing on our part not that long of a wait. Our waitress friendly/ excellent. Food very good. Pretty crowded but that is what you get when you are at a Diner. We will be back soon.

Thank samantha193
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good old fashioned diner where there service is good and the food is incredible. Sometimes really crowded especially on weekends but we'll worth it

Thank djp33316
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

On one of my first visits, I tried one of their specials, Jalapeno Bacon and Cheddar Grits with Eggs. Every time that I go I find myself ordering the same thing. I had never heard of Jalapeno Bacon, I had never seen it at any other restaurant. I am infatuated with the spicy, salty flavor of the jalapeno bacon which... More 

Thank Bob V
Roanoke, United States
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257 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Thursday morning breakfast with friends. Modern Diner is a favorite spot for breakfast when in the area. Excellent menu variety. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Reasonable prices. Excellent quality food. Great spot for linguisa and eggs. Prompt service. Never disappoints! Conveniently located right off interstate 95. Ample parking. Highly recommend!!

Thank ejm99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Pawtucket
  • Phone Number: +1 401-726-8390

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