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Chez Ben Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, French, Diner
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927 Center St, Manchester, CT 06040-2752
+1 860-649-4011
06:00 - 14:00
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Summit, New Jersey
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

That's what my father said after nearly each bite of tortiere (meat pie) yesterday during our first visit to Chez Ben. We had heard of the diner, but this family of French-Canadians was a bit skeptical- until we tasted the food! The tortiere was amazing. I never had my grandmother's, but I'll take my father's word for it. He said... More 

Thank KAB323
Miami, Florida
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

KW and I went to see his daughter participate in a half marathon. The girls were looking for breakfast after the race. I found this place which serves breakfast all day - BINGO! We were seated after a very short wait. This place is popular and packed. The service is very efficient, which make this place run like a well... More 

Thank Marca P
Austin, Texas
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very good poutine gravy, friendly service. I can't speak to the full menu, as I can't eat cheese, but the fries and gravy were delicious and the club sandwich was well done.

Thank Nancy D
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast with the hubster and we were stuffed when we left! The poutsine was delicious, hot gravy that was not to salty, cream cheese curds and unsalted hot fries! Yummy yummy. Crisp delicious bacon on the side. My husband never leaves food on his plate...he was so full from omelet, rye toast, and bacon that I had... More 

Thank Susan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Been going here since I went to high school and I'm so glad they are still sticking through the competition ....!!! Great homemade cookin' and fair prices xoxo

Thank Nicole i
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Not a typo, as a visit to Chez Ben will add pounds to your frame. Not only do they have poutine but 8 different varieties!! They were able to accommodate a party of nine when we arrived but shortly after 10 the lines began. Great place, reasonably priced with a good strong coffee. Try the classic poutine.

Thank giaabruzzi
Coventry, United States
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

When you walk into Chez Ben most mornings it is like walking into a small french country diner. The main dining room is usually filled with primarily french speaking patrons. And you can usually count on seeing a familiar face in the crowd since this is a favorite stomping ground for the locals. The menu is creative with a mixture... More 

Thank Jean-Paul L
Bolton, Connecticut
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Try their Breakfast Poutine....very hearty and filling. We go very early in the morning and you don't have to wait for a table and the service is quick and pleasant.

Thank epicure7
South Windsor, Connecticut
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Reminds me of small diners in Montreal. Had some nice poutine, they have a variety of ways of preparing it, I went with the traditional style.

Thank Eric H
West Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I've eaten at Chez Ben several times. While their American food is fine (pretty much like that you'd fine in any diner), I go for the Quebecois food, which I don't find elsewhere. The food has always been good, and the service has been attentive and pretty quick. Pricing is about average / as expected. They seem to have a... More 

Thank rlindau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, French, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 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: 927 Center St, Manchester, CT 06040-2752
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-649-4011

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