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Owl Diner

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American, Diner
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244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
06:00 - 14:00
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Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great neighborhood place to eat; lots of local political meetings that don't impact the service or the food. They are also generous supporters of local charities.

Thank Tom C
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Since the food is good, but the place was so crowded and loud. We went for breakfast on a Saturday morning. I would go again if i was in the area.

Thank Janet R
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I discovered the Owl Diner a few months ago. So glad we did. It has hometown charm, great food, and reasonable prices. The service is good, maybe could be a little better but they are so busy in there, I totally understand. We live in Lowell so this will be a nice staple to our family traditions.

Thank ssierra11
Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to get typical diner food.....omelets (named after Lowell streets), eggs with bacon, sausage or fantastic ham (always a generous portion); pancakes and "bennies" are good too. Try the home made soups at lunch or the roast chicken with mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy plate--just like grandma made.

Thank psislandhome
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This place is busy, and big, but good. The wait staff is a little indifferent. It's bigger than it looks like from the outside. Prices are what you'd expect. Atmosphere is also good. I'll go back, but only if Arthur's Diner is closed.

Thank David E
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Drove here 45min because of the reviews, my family and I visit diners very regular and like to try new ones. Food was normal nothing great but not bad. Service was horrible, waitress took order, someone else brought the food and that was it, until they brought the check. No refill never ask if we were ok, just completely ignored... More 

Lowell, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We frequent the Owl Diner for breakfast at least once a week. The staff is great, the crowds are happy, the music is jukebox 50's + 60's and the food is the best! My favorite is 2 eggs over easy w/ corned beef hash, wheat toast and home fries or beans. If you like omelets, they will make you any... More 

1 Thank markwibew103
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My family has been going here for years and their food is as good as always. Corned beef hash is my absolute favorite and I love their potatoes. Regulars probably make up more than half of their business and everyone around town goes here. Best diner around I wish I could eat here every day!

Thank Alyssa L
Lowell, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The Owl diner is the best place for breakfast, there home fries are seasoned perfectly, omelets are made well named after the streets in Lowell. Great family place and very comfortable. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the staff are very friendly. Enjoy! Azores57

Thank azores57
Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Owl is fun and the food is wonderful. I love the pancakes. It's a very popular spot for young and old.

Thank gg0f4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-453-8321

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