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Modern Diner

364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
+1 401-726-8390
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“grits” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (18 reviews)
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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
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Reviews (154)
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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
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Four of us arrived at 8:15 on a Saturday morning, and after a short wait, they opened the side room for us, nice and quiet (for a while) with our own waitress (for a while). What great timing! Love how the specials (30+) are posted...More

Thank ElvisOnly
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

They have several interesting veg specials like tapenade omelette. This was great. Along with the excellent coffee and service, we had a great experience. We'll be back. The crowds were thinning out when we showed up around 1 pm. We were seated after a very...More

Thank Shakespeare_fan
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The food is fabulous and the best thing about the food is that you can get different items that are not on other breakfast places menu. I had the best grits with pesto and they also have grits with lobster. They have pumpkin pancakes and...More

Thank Lucille M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
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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