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J.P.'s Diner & Deli

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39 River Rd, Essex, VT 05452-3879
+1 802-288-8099
06:30 - 14:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sundays are busy but the place is large and our group of 6 was seated right way. I had the French Toast sandwich with slices of ham and turkey. Yum. IMPORTANTLY, they serve REAL VT SYRUP at no extra charge! The menu has a great selection of special items like that in addition to the breakfast staples. I was most... More 

Thank SpecialK D
Williston, VT
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Quite a few of us locals go to J.P.s, and I have brought visitors here who are hungry. You won't have more food for the value. But if you want quality omelots and tastier food, there are better places. Much larger restaurant that it appears, so don't be afraid of you see quite a few cars. Easy, easy parking. Very... More 

Thank VTFamily2010
Vergennes, Vermont
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My friends and I met here for the Thursday Geezers breakfast. The restaurant has a small alcohol bar between the two dining areas. Lighting is muted in the dining room. It was only moderately noisy. I had a corned beef hash filled omelet with toast and hash browns. My brother ordered pancakes. The omelet was tasty but the bottom was... More 

Thank Charles T
Essex, Vermont
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I have heard so much about how great the food is here, so I finally went for breakfast and was incredibly disappointed. The food came quickly, but was not great. The bacon was cooked poorly, the sausage tasted frozen, definitely not fresh or maybe just cooked poorly, and the omelette was somehow overcooked. The servers were not very friendly, definitely... More 

Thank amorgan0315
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a good place for breakfast so a friend suggested we go here. It's clean, big, great environment. Staff all works together like a fine oiled machine. Very well managed. Our food was on the table in no time at all. We will be going back tomorrow before we leave town. Excellent place and experience. We will... More 

Thank Christie H
Williston, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love JP's breakfast They have homemade bread, good service and prices are not bad. I have eaten there several times for breakfast and never been disappointed. Never had lunch there but I would imagine their lunch is good too. They have a lot of homemade cookies, muffins and other things too.

Thank jangilbert
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

J.P.'s dinner is one of those out of way little places which always has great food and friendly service! If you get a chance stop in for a meal.

Thank Matt C
Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visited J.P.'s Diner after checking on TripAdvisor for local breakfast restaurants. Glad we found it. Pulled up to a small strip of stores and at the very end of that strip was J.P's. At first we drove by it because there is no signage on the street, it's on the building and when traveling can be missed. Glad we turned... More 

Thank Patricia T
Albany, NY
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450 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went here at the suggestion of Trip Advisor and we were very happy with it. Although it seemed busy, they got us in right away and out waitress was a pro. She managed our table really efficiently, getting us coffee right away and took our orders as soon as we were ready. Food is great breakfast/brunch fare. I had... More 

Thank eluper
Milton, Vermont
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with my parents on advice of a friend who has been many times. Glad we went! It was really neat to see an order being placed via iPad, and the food came quick! Nick was super friendly, and I definitely plan to come back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 River Rd, Essex, VT 05452-3879
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-288-8099
Family dining or takeout service.
Breakfast served all day.
Comfortable seating and quick service.
Lunch serve at 11:00 AM.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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