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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“french toast” (28 reviews)
“home fries” (17 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 days ago

The food here is quite good, and the service is nice. It's busy, so you might have to queue up outside and wait for a table on the weekends. The soda bread french toast is unique with really outstanding toppings. Service is good too.

Thank ProfandMom
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a real diner with real, homemade food. The service is friendly and fast for breakfast if you get there early enough. It is quite small so expect to wait. O'Rourke's certainly lives up to its reputation and we look forward to our next...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being local, I have tried ORourks a few times. It's a big hit with the Wesleyan kids and on some days the line is down the street. Prices don't match up with quality or surroundings. People are very nice, but Food is "EH". I would...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

O'Rourke's is a very small place, maybe 10 tables and five stools at a counter. We lucked out and got a table right away, I can imagine there being quite a few times when patience is required. This cozy restaurant is a stone's throw from...More

Thank Trismegistus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place ... great menu 👍👍👍👍.. enjoyed the banana pancakes and coming back for some if the other menu choice... just live a nice diner... this place has atmosphere

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to grab a bite for breakfast. Classic diner. Ordered corned beef hash and scrambled eggs served with breakfast potatoes and toast. Husband ordered an omelet. It was excellent! Quick and efficient service from smiling faces. Great way to start the...More

1  Thank Pchee72
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We stopped here on our way to Maine. My husband read great reviews of the place so we made a special trip. It wasn't worth it. We found the food to be mediocre, typical of a diner -- not anymore special and not worth the...More

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for an out of the way pit stop after seeing it was featured on DDD. It was a late breakfast so it was wasn’t busy plus the a/c was out. We all had something different and enjoyed all of it but the winner...More

Thank Denice71
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a cool historic diner with great charm and delicious food. Small and a bit cramped but that only adds to the charm!!! Highly recommend. Check out Nora cupcake while you’re there. Also very cute.

Thank jessphillips77
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Not sure why this place is so highly rated on TA. The food was not good! I got the Irish Embassy. The “Benedict” was soggy, the hollandaise sauce was thin and watery, the corned beef hash looked and tasted like old pudding, and it all...More

Thank Kevin B
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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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