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Cruisers Malt Shoppe

280 Central St, Gardner, MA 01440-3860
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good10%
  • Average38%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (6 reviews)
“on display” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Cafe
280 Central St, Gardner, MA 01440-3860
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brought a friend here on a whim after some serious flea marketing at Rietta. The food was decent and she loved her meal. The price is fair, the service was good. One thing that is noteworthy is the decade specific memorabilia all over this establishment....More

Thank Kali C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I LOVED this place so much! The burgers were juicy and delicious. All the memorabilia on display was like a flashback to a sweeter and simpler time. The music was cool, as was the A/C, and the service was great! I will always go back...More

Thank NormaLinda66
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Tried this diner with my son last month. Waitress was nice but hygiene was not her strong point. Plus the two waitresses on staff were gabbing and taking smoke breaks outdoors. When they came back they reaked the smell of smoke. My son ordered a...More

Thank Eagle-Eye24
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visited on a Saturday morning. Got a booth immediately, coffee was served quickly. The we had to wait and wait and wait. 50 minutes before our meals were served. 2 waitress kept refilling our mugs and apologizing for the long wait. They were very friendly...More

Thank WeLoveCruisin
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Food was average. Read a lot of good things. Maybe the breakfast is a better option. I got the "honeymooners" burger. Burger was cooked well. But they charge extra for Lettuce,Tomatoes, and pickles. I would try the breakfast, but there are better options for dinner.

Thank bigtuna36
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I am always coming here with my friends and it's a great 50's diner. The food is always delicious and fresh. One of my first dates with my boyfriend and we had a great time.

Thank KarenAnn94
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was never great, but we recently went to try it again. OMG it has really gone downhill. I know it's just a dinner ,but it is board of health bad! Everything was sticky, scummy cloudy, and stained. We reluctantly stayed, because the food used...More

Thank ladysmith2016
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 7:00pm and thought the 50's diner atmosphere was nice. Thanks to a pleasant wait staff I give the place 3 stars. The staff kept our drinks filled during our 40 minute wait for two burger plates and a grilled cheese sandwich. I...More

Thank GregoryM2
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to a good burger at this malt shop. The burgers were made fresh to order both were cooked "well done" (leaving them dried out) even though one was ordered "medium rare", the other "medium well". I thought the seasoning was a...More

Thank Teenie2000
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Breakfast was ample and tasty. Visit was during the week and took some time for our food to arrive, wonder if the wait would be extra long during busy times? The place to use a little cleaning.

Thank Evelyn L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Central St, Gardner, MA 01440-3860
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Gardner
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