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Modern Diner

364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
+1 401-726-8390
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“french toast” (18 reviews)
“hash” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This diner is one of two known surviving Sterling Streamliner diners still in operation. Stepping in, you can't help but be transported back to yesteryear. Place is clean and well kept, but not a lot of seats available. We had the Lobster Benedict and custard...More

Thank Edwin X
Reviewed 14 May 2017

what gets you to go back to a restaurant? ..... food, service.... atmosphere, cleanliness, friendliness... it's all those reasons and more we keep going back to the Modern Diner. Been there 100 times... will go back a 100 times more.

Thank theDudleyDo
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Again, another one of my top 10 places to eat or rather, to have breakfast. No only is this a cool spot, you can grab a mimosa and an incredible breakfast at reasonable prices. If you go on the weekends, expect to wait for a...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I read about this historic diner, in Yankee Magazine, and have wanted to try it since then. On a recent trip to Rhode Island, I finally went, and was not disappointed. Although there was a line of people, waiting to be seated, the line was...More

Thank PattyR63
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A very nice "regular guy" showed us to our booth. Smiling, welcoming, asked if we'd like coffee and brought it quickly. Great service start to finish. Portions were excellent, food was well-prepared, prices were fair.

Thank egbrandwein
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This diner is located primarily in an old railroad car. It gets very crowded very fast. Tables are small. Noise level is high. Some waiting might be necessary. However, the service is very well organized, polite and professional. The menu is extensive (no waffles, but...More

Thank NellieNyack_NY
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Kelsey was our server...Absolutely phenomenal. There were just so many choices and we wanted to try them all. She brought us our spread and some to go boxes and then left us to enjoy. And boy did we. I love how we had Kelsey as...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped here in part based on the TripAdvisor reviews and because we love old diners. From an atmosphere standpoint, this hits most of your diner marks -- the counter, the cramped booths, the wear and tear from the years. Food was another matter. Soup...More

Thank Filmprof
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful historic relic that has been serving great meals for many decades. (There's a charming 1945 menu on the wall.). You can get a wide range of breakfast and lunch standards but there are also lots of modern, inventive specials, such as...More

Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The diner is an old diner that has past it's prime. The place was dirty and the food was greasy and not very tasteful.

Thank Carl J D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Pawtucket
  • Phone Number: +1 401-726-8390
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