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Twin Pines Diner Restaurant

American, Diner
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34 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2506
+1 203-468-6887
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New Haven, Connecticut
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't remember when this diner wasn't here. Exceptional menu, nice people, great food. It is everything you want in a diner. Go. Enjoy.

Thank Steven K
Bristow, Virginia
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131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

First time visit and was absolutely pleased. My veggie omelet meal was tasty and good. The atmosphere was friendly, homely, and cozy. Plenty of tables/booths and the place is huge inside. They have a bakery stand with cheesecakes and much more. A separate dining area had a TV where we sat which was nice to keep up with the news.... More 

Thank sbT9238BI
Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Good diner. Right in RT 1. Typical diner menu. Plenty of food on the plate. Fast service. Reasonable price

Thank b0bf1960
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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534 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate breakfast here as we were staying in the area, and this is a 24 hour type dinner. For a diner type restaurant, the place is very clean and the atmosphere is a bit upscale and nice. The food is good at a fair price. I had eggs, potatoes and toast, so your standard breakfast. Overall, everyone in our... More 

Thank Kevin S
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Awesome full dinners under $25. I had 16oz prime rib with salad, choice of soup, choice of potato and vegetable plus dessert $17.99. Prime rib cooked perfectly, better than some steakhouses I've been to. Dinner for 2 plus tip can easily be had for $50 or less. I'm not a diner person (except for breakfast), but I was pleasantly surprised.... More 

Thank Mark E
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Meals here are pretty good, the staff very friendly, and it is probably the better local place to eat int he area.

Thank ShiraFusionTravel
Groton, CT
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stopped here for a late lunch. Not busy, took them a couple of minutes to seat us. Kind of warm inside. But the hostess did lower the blinds from the sun. Huge menu, which tells me that the quality will be low. I was right. My daughter ordered chicken tenders with a side of onion rings. I ordered a... More 

Thank Pamela T
New Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Here we go again. We visited this restaurant for the first time this evening in about 6 months. What a change. The food went from good and reliable to nasty and expensive. My wife ordered, with some hesitation, twin lobster tails. Usually we only eat lobsters in Maine and New Brunswick, Canada where we know the origin of the lobster.... More 

Thank Chris M
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

I haven't been to Twin pines in years ... stopped in for a lite dinner. we both ordered soup. both were pasta and beans Italian style ( 1 of my favorites ) soup came and it was watery and much else in it the taste was terrible. So had the wait staff replace with another soup .. still bland... maybe... More 

Thank El S
United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I go to Twin Pines often, but the food is mediocre. If Jackie is the server, then the service is great. If anyone else serves, it is a gamble. Tomas does an excellent job as manager. To the owner: Please buy better quality food. The quality of the food you serve has an immense impact on how the food tastes.

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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 34 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-2506
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-468-6887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?