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Angelo's Orchid Diner

Diner, American
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805 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-2760
+1 508-993-3172
06:00 - 19:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 19:00
Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 06:00 - 19:00
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This place is quaint. The service is very friendly. The food is amazing. They have a variety to choose from but I recommend the 2 by 2. Its two eggs bacon or sausage homefries toast and pancakes or French toast

Thank Eileen P
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great classic diner with comfort food and sassy waitresses. The meatloaf is excellent! And the prices can't be beat.

Thank Shelley C
Yarmouthport, MA
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103 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

I can only speak for the breakfast at this place, and for that I would happily go back. Two slices of moist French toast, a generous side of bacon and unlimited coffee for under $8.00. Warm, funny and efficient waitresses. 45 rpm records and pictures of Marilyn Monroe in the men's room. A timeless neighborhood spot and a superb value.

Thank John R
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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287 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. Food was ok. Service was excellent. Prices were cheap. Cash only. Will go back when we are in the area.

Thank rbuskey106
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

I went back to Angelo's Orchid Diner to see how it was faring. Alas, this traditional cafe straight out of yesteryear struck me as old, tired and well past its use by date. I'm talking about its decor: some 18 uncomfortable stools facing a long, pub-like bar counter, with a narrow aisle separating the stools from a half-a-dozen or so... More 

Thank Nicholas K
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384 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

OMG!!! What happened to this place. A mainstay in the West End of New Bedford, Massachusetts for decades, Angelo's diner is no where as popular as it once was. We went there for a quick supper and expecting the old Angelo's quality food where totally disappointed. The meatloaf was just about tasteless, the service not as good as before, and... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

If you're in the vicinity of New Bedford - or across the river in Fairhaven or on your way to or from Cape Cod - drop into Angelo's Orchid Diner. It's one of those old fashioned eateries straight out of the 1940s-50s ... shades of that sitcom, Happy Days. The food is certainly not the very best I've ever eaten... More 

Thank Nicholas K
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

What a great little diner! We stopped for dinner on our way to Cape Cod and had a really good meal. Good seafood, fun atmosphere, great for the kids. They also have some Cape Verdean specialties, which we didn't realize until after we ate -- we would definitely try them next time.

Thank LisaF228
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Ive never had a bad meal here. It can get busy at times. Only a handful of booths plus seats at the counter. Parking is limited but it is all worth it for there great tasting food.

Thank jstatik
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Looks, feels, and delivers like a 1950's diner. Great for breakfast: variety, portions, service, and properly prepared. I have this thing about poached eggs : the whites can't be watery but the yolk can't even shown signs of solidifying - here they are always perfect. I don't like oatmeal that is lumpy or pourable, either - never a problem. Great... More 

Thank amerazor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA 02740-2760
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-3172

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