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Owl Diner

) #5 of 210 Restaurants in Lowell American,
244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (16 reviews)
“home fries” (10 reviews)
“baked beans” (6 reviews)
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American, Diner
244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This Lowell institution has some of the best home cooked style food in town. Their omelettes are large and delicious, with likely 30 or more choices on the menu daily. It has a down-home feel, and its a long-time traditional favorite of Lowellians, so you...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great neighborhood place to eat; lots of local political meetings that don't impact the service or the food. They are also generous supporters of local charities.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Since the food is good, but the place was so crowded and loud. We went for breakfast on a Saturday morning. I would go again if i was in the area.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I discovered the Owl Diner a few months ago. So glad we did. It has hometown charm, great food, and reasonable prices. The service is good, maybe could be a little better but they are so busy in there, I totally understand....More

Thank ssierra11
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to get typical diner food.....omelets (named after Lowell streets), eggs with bacon, sausage or fantastic ham (always a generous portion); pancakes and "bennies" are good too. Try the home made soups at lunch or the roast chicken with mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy...More

Thank psislandhome
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This place is busy, and big, but good. The wait staff is a little indifferent. It's bigger than it looks like from the outside. Prices are what you'd expect. Atmosphere is also good. I'll go back, but only if Arthur's Diner is closed.

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Drove here 45min because of the reviews, my family and I visit diners very regular and like to try new ones. Food was normal nothing great but not bad. Service was horrible, waitress took order, someone else brought the food and that was it, until...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

We frequent the Owl Diner for breakfast at least once a week. The staff is great, the crowds are happy, the music is jukebox 50's + 60's and the food is the best! My favorite is 2 eggs over easy w/ corned beef hash, wheat...More

1  Thank markwibew103
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My family has been going here for years and their food is as good as always. Corned beef hash is my absolute favorite and I love their potatoes. Regulars probably make up more than half of their business and everyone around town goes here. Best...More

Thank Alyssa L
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The Owl diner is the best place for breakfast, there home fries are seasoned perfectly, omelets are made well named after the streets in Lowell. Great family place and very comfortable. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the staff are very friendly. Enjoy! Azores57

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Dave D
18 February 2016|
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Response from LisaBower | Reviewed this property |
My favorite thing at the Owl is the ham steak and eggs. I order it with a side of sautéed spinach and skip the toast. Dave's home fries are the best!
29 June 2015|
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Response from Livinlrginla | Reviewed this property |
Not very handicapped accessible
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-453-8321
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