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“Treated like a next door neighbor”

Sandy Hook Family Diner
Ranked #17 of 58 Restaurants in Newtown
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 10
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The breakfast we had was hot and delicious - eggs, potatoes, bacon and a bagel. Bottomless coffee and reasonably priced. So comfortable. Feels like you belong and they'll welcome you back anytime.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were vacationing in Southbury, CT and while the guys went golfing, the three of us gals went exploring for a local place for breakfast. We asked one woman who was of no help and stopped at a place that was out of business. I decided to check Trip Advisor on my phone and going with good reviews and directions we wound up at the Sandy Hook Diner. Yes, sadly, the same town of Sandy Hook CT where a deranged man shot 25+ children and adults in 2014.
The diner is old fashioned. Like something out of the past. Upon entering, we walked into the original diner comprised of a long counter with stools. We were greeted by Ingrid, our server, who led us into a cozy attached dining room with assorted tables.
Blackboard specials were hand written and the printed menu was very extensive. Varieties of Omelettes, French toast and pancakes were plentiful. My egg white western omelette was huge and delicious. The short stack of blueberry pancakes with real Vermont maple syrup was certainly enough to share. The coffee was hot and
rich and Ingrid was sassy and entertaining. She informed us about the town's history and its residents. She reminded us of Flo from the old TV show 'Mel's Diner'.
Prices were reasonable, breakfast specials with omelettes, toast and choice of home fries or hash browns and coffee came to $9.00.
We left feeling very satisfied and with a full heart and fond understanding for the folks of Sandy Hook. Our time there was an emotional and memorable experience.

2  Thank Sherry S
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a great breakfast / lunch place ! We had the eggs w/corned beef hash and French Toast and both were great ! There is a counter with 8-10 seats and a dining room with 10-15 tables. Excellent, friendly service. Cash only.

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Thank rww1794
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Used to live in Newtown. Loved the Sandy Hook Diner. Sit at the counter, get any breakfast. Watch the people in and driving by. Chat with the servers. It's worth the fair price of admission...and the food is very good. I stop when I go by now...don't live there any more. Bad part is it's been discovered even more than before. Fame has its price. Try it...

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Thank StoneyEnd
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times. The owner has a real sense of humor. As everyone else says don't let looks deceive you. It looks like it should be on the back roads of Vermont. Anyway breakfast here is really great. Their specialty is corned beef hash with eggs and they are outstanding. We will keep on returning!

Thank Avidhiker
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