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O'Rourke's Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
+1 860-346-6101
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to O'Rourke's multiple times. It is a bit pricey, but the meals are quite large. Very interesting menu featuring Irish specialties and just about anything else you can think of. Staff is pleasant and the place is always busy. Parking can be a challenge on Main ST, but you will probably need to walk off your breakfast!... More 

1 Thank Joan S
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I heard nothing but raving reviews from some friends about this historic restaurant until we finally made it out there. The first time we went we were encouraged to try the mystery breakfast done by the special chef who isn't always present but was unable to get a clear idea of what our meal would be as... More 

Thank Mrs-Dominiqua
Middletown, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for a quick lunch but, parking could be a challenge. There is no parking lot and you might find a parking space on the street in front of the restaurant. Once you are in it is a very good place for a quick lunch.

Thank carlcap1491
Portland, Connecticut
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute little dinner in Middletown. Delicious breakfast with delights like Irish soda bread , Irish bacon, corned beef hash etc. everything is delicious service is quick and efficient. Recommend highly.

1 Thank maryanne1964
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to visit. Staff friendly and efficient. Plan to wait outside to be seated. You form your own line using the honor system. You get seated when there are enough spots for your party. You can also share a table with another party if you are willing. Food is good and there are lots of creative choices. You get... More 

1 Thank EAHMaine
Boulder, Colorado
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had brunch at O'Rourke's Diner during our trip to Wesleyan for Family Weekend. The menu is very extensive and includes many standard breakfast items as well as some extraordinary ones inspired by Ireland. We were recommended to get "Brian's Special" which is not on the menu. It's essentially a one-off creation by chef Brian and you don't know what... More 

Thank JR_Boulder
Long Island, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is AMAZING. We waited 45 minutes for a table and I would wait longer if I had to. The eggs Benedict was the best I ever had. It was even better than the fancy one I had in Manhattan a week earlier. And the Irish soda bread French toast was to die for! Even the coffee which is... More 

Thank Susan N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just delicious, satisfying, and with the best old timey diner vibes all around. This is a classic, family-owned diner, not a chain, and you can tell. Go grab breakfast, then wander down Main Street for a perfect weekend morning.

1 Thank Beata F
Cromwell, Connecticut
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have eaten here for years and it is truly a "gem" in Middletown! There are unique offerings for breakfast-corned beef hash is great and of course the Omelettes! I haven't been here for lunch lately but do remember the Steamed Cheeseburgers were always awesome.Usually a line for breakfast on the weekends-which should tell you that the wait is worth... More 

1 Thank Lquin493
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Everyone in our group had the best meal ever in Connecticut. The owner is on premise and he takes personal satisfaction in your happiness. We had the sweet special and two of the savory special. The sweet special was overwhelmingly good. The savory special was amazing. The most interesting aspect is that each meal is composed like a mosaic-- my... More 

1 Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-346-6101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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