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O'Rourke's Diner

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American, Irish, Diner
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728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
+1 860-346-6101
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06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to O'Rourke's for years. They have a huge and interesting breakfast menu, far from the ordinary breakfast fare. The service is excellent and the coffee is great, and the food is 'right sized' and tasty.

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Thank William H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old fashion diner, just missing the jukebox! Food was great, and actually had some surprises in the menu.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

O'Rourke's has become my favorite breakfast place in Middletown. It's got a fun diner feel to it with gourmet quality food. If you have a chance to try the Brian's breakfast, do it. You won't regret it.

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Thank Veronica T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I have been going to O'Rourke's since the 80s I think, and it still just as great. The place is full or character and is a bit tight, but the food and atmosphere are fantastic. I try to eat different meals or sides each time I go, and I always leave full and happy.

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Thank Maureen H
Middletown, Connecticut
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Have been to O'Rourke's many times and keep coming back. The menu is extensive, a bit pricey, but look for the basics and you can find something reasonable too. All the food is delicious and they start you off with a sampling of their home made breads and sweets- just enough to make you want more. The only problem with... More 

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Thank mary7202015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A jewel in Middletown has the best breakfast experience and food thanks to Brian, O'Rourke's proprietor. He is a passionate fan and supporter of Wesleyan University athletics. And he has great stories about games, Ireland, food and life. He makes a special breakfast, Brian's breakfast, for the table if you choose. We had poached eggs over potatoes with a delicious... More 

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Portland, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Brian's Breakfast WOWED as always! 20+ years coming here, even fund raised when the fire happened. Worth it every time!

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1 Thank plrrlrblr
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have been to O'Rourke's multiple times. It is a bit pricey, but the meals are quite large. Very interesting menu featuring Irish specialties and just about anything else you can think of. Staff is pleasant and the place is always busy. Parking can be a challenge on Main ST, but you will probably need to walk off your breakfast!... More 

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1 Thank Joan S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My husband & I heard nothing but raving reviews from some friends about this historic restaurant until we finally made it out there. The first time we went we were encouraged to try the mystery breakfast done by the special chef who isn't always present but was unable to get a clear idea of what our meal would be as... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good for a quick lunch but, parking could be a challenge. There is no parking lot and you might find a parking space on the street in front of the restaurant. Once you are in it is a very good place for a quick lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-346-6101

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