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O'Rourke's Diner

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Irish,
728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
+1 860-346-6101
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“french toast” (27 reviews)
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American, Irish, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most delicious banana bread French toast with the most tasty apple cider I’ve ever had. The banana bread was baked well and not soggy as French toast often is when prepared. The sliced bananas on top added extra flavor and the sauce...More

2  Thank Nelson5454
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

How wonderful is this? How we all wish they’d had an extension in the back for additional seating? Great homemade food, steamed fresh burgers and delicious breakfasts. This historical landmark must be keep open at all costs!

3  Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

For years, I have lived just a few miles from this gem but never stopped there. Finally, last week, my wife and I went there on a whim, no .....a raging desire for one of their steamed cheeseburgers. So, we made our way through the...More

3  Thank vjc735
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

As fans of vintage restaurants, we wanted to stop here en route from New England to Maryland. It was slightly out of the way yet totally worth it. When the flavored coffee of the day is butterscotch, you know you’re in for a treat! Prices...More

2  Thank shelandi
Reviewed 10 November 2017

O'Rourkes is an institution in Middletown and rightly so. The food is excellent with an extensive breakfast menu that is sure to please everyone. Very friendly and attentive waitstaff. O'Rourke's is on my top 5 list for breakfast establishments in the Middletown area.

2  Thank Voiceover
Reviewed 10 November 2017

From simple eggs to Brian's special breakfast (changes every day) there is nothing here that isn't amazing....you won't need lunch...or maybe even dinner.

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

O’Rourke’s is 1000 Times better than it was when I went to college here in he 1990s. Service back then was 1000 Times better however. One waiter for the whole place at 8 am on sunday. Waited 10 minutes to order and it wasn’t busy....More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

waited 45 minutes - just to get into the place (on a Sat, about 930a) - there were four of use, wait is not as long for 2 people - once seated got coffee right away, and then waited 20 mins to place our order....More

Thank Donald h
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We recently went to O'Rourke's diner after seeing it in a list of diners in CT. It looks like a classic diner but the food was not your usual fare. Since it was October, they offered us hot apple cider which was delicious. We had...More

Thank CT_MikeB
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We have never had a bad meal. The food is fresh and made from scratch, even the breads. I recommend the corned beef hash and brown bread, two of my favorites of their menu!

1  Thank Kimberly M
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I'm afraid I don't remember if they do. I'll have to check next time. (After years of reviewing, I just noticed the tripadvisor notifications. Sorry about the delay in answering.)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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