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Owl Diner

244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“home fries” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Owl Diner is probably the best known place for locals to gather for breakfast or lunch. The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the service is great. Parking isn't always right outside the diner, but it is worth finding a spot so...More

Thank dangregory31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here recently after a recommendation and were not disappointed. It's a great American diner atmosphere and the staff were friendly and polite. I had the corned beef with eggs - to die for! The entire party had a try and we all agreed...More

Thank Natemsav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I could give this 5 stars based on the quality of the food and the quick pace of service, but the waitstaff are unfortunately not the warmest cookies in the batch. A friendlier atmosphere would be nice. Chef was nice. Atmosphere a bit...More

Thank BonnieLynSmith
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Breakfast before work, has become a common place from my staff. This is close to my business and is centrally located for many businesses very convenient. It's a great way to start your day have a small staff meeting and go to work Full of...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have been there for breakfast for over 30 years. If you want real grilled potatoes with your egg or omelette with sides of toast and meat..all washed down with unending coffee...you will be in heaven. Don't forget to have the ham..a half inch slab...More

Thank Wil B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great Management, Superior Staff, fantastic food at very reasonable prices. You never leave hungry, and you always have a bottomless cup of coffee. Highly recommend. I have been going there for breakfast for 25 years. It has always been good, but with the current management...More

Thank BobS1950
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A local and personal favorite. The service was excellent, as normal. I had the eggs benedict and my mom had eggs and toast. My kids had pancakes (they didn't complain either). I will confine food the food experience to my mother and myself as the...More

Thank James M
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
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Dave D
19 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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