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Modern Diner

364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
+1 401-726-8390
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“french toast” (19 reviews)
“grits” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860-5216
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting from the UK Modern Diner was recommended to our group to visit and I wasn't disappointed- fabulous surroundings, lovely staff for whom nothing was too much trouble and really tasty food... check it out!

Thank Danielle T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were visiting Rhode Island as part of a food and drink tour from The UK and simply couldn't miss a trip to Modern Diner. The place itself is soooooo cool. The history and heritage is incredible and the atmosphere inside was simply wonderful. Our...More

Thank Emma K
Reviewed 1 week ago

So Modern Diner is sort of a legend around town. It's an old cable car diner with really, really good food (go hungry, the portions are huge), a lovely staff and a local vibe. The atmosphere is casual, often my husband and I will add...More

Thank Mari Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but fun place to have breakfast. The food is always great and the staff is friendly. We always go here for breakfast even if staying at a hotel that offers one.

Thank davidbN4341RG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic diner, lovely food. Really good value for money. Service was brilliant, highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great childhood memory. My mom took me here (early 50's) when we went "downtown" to shop in Pawtucket. We'd sat at the large table near the circular rear area and I'd enjoy a toasted cheese sandwich. We revisited (live in Oklahoma City) after sixty plus...More

Thank mrsklg
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I didn't imagine this historic diner could live up to the Kitchen in Providence- but some in our party liked it better! I ordered the Custard French Toast and they were excellent! Some of the best French toast I've had because of the custard, fruit,...More

Thank flatfaces
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The Modern Diner is awesome. Fresh ingredients, unique seasonal breakfast/ brunch offerings. I recommend you come often to try everything! Weekends you need to bring your patience... long lines because everyone wants in!!!

Thank kleek2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A Pawtucket treasure, the crowds outside waiting are testament to the popularity of this gem. Come early on weekends as they are wildly popular with the brunch crowd. Something for everyone on the ever changing specials wall - they literally post the choices on sheets...More

Thank lgir66
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Quaint old fashioned dining car. This is the real deal modern diner. Their muffins are always fresh and great grilled. And on the weekends only they make homemade corned beef hash or linguica hash that is the best I've ever had

Thank dmarston66
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 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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