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Prospect Dairy Bar

American, Diner
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29 Waterbury Rd, Prospect, CT 06712-1237
+1 203-758-5651
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Miami, Florida
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348 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Eaten here several times and really enjoy the atmosphere. Joanne, Carol, and the team are super friendly and very efficient. Oh, and the food is really quite tasty. The hot dogs are truly delicious!

Thank Hacb86
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great stop for any meal and great prices. Breakfast at a diner is a weekend treat especially at this diner because of its history. The dinner specials always prove to be a delicious option and inexpensive.

New York City, New York
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Another reviewer used the word "nostalgic" and I could not agree more. It's not unusual to see a few antique cars sitting in the parking lot. I've been going there for 25 years and it has remained unchanged. I usually go for breakfast, although they are open later, definitely for the lunch crowd... but I am not sure how late... More 

Thank Special_Deluxe
Prospect, Connecticut
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great omelette and lunches are good too. Has a nostalgic atmosphere. Also good fast service. It's in my home town and has been around for a long time.

Thank prospecthackett
Waterbury, Connecticut
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247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This place has been around forever. They have both food and ice cream. This is a place you can get a real ice cream shake. This is good food, simple food. Prices are very reasonable. They have good pie as well. I like supporting a local place instead of a chain. Folks are nice and friendly as well.

Thank TherealVman
Prospect, Connecticut
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I eat here most Saturday mornings. Wait staff is very attentive and breakfast is very good and priced right.

Thank joec1992015
Oxford, Massachusetts, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Inside looks like an older diner, the food was delicious and the waitress we had was super nice. We also got a cool old paper car with our kids meal!

Thank Christopher F
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64 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

This is a great small town restaurant and old fashioned Dairy Bar. I have been coming here for years. You want to go where everybody knows your name. No complaints here!

Thank Bill M
Prospect, Connecticut
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158 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I've lived in Prospect 2 years and hadn't set foot inside here but I was meeting an old friend for lunch to catch up and we thought this might be a good place. It was! While the diner was busy we had no problem getting a table. The atmosphere was a buzz with casual chatter but it wasn't loud and... More 

Thank metalmaiden
Stark, New Hampshire
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

While staying in Prospect, recently, I met friends for breakfast, on several occasions, at this little Restaurant and Dairy Bar that I had driven past many times but never entered. It is immaculate, attractive, a bit nostalgic, and the staff is very nice and accommodating. Every breakfast I had was better than the last, and they will adjust any menu... More 

Thank Mena M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Waterbury Rd, Prospect, CT 06712-1237
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Prospect
  • Phone Number: +1 203-758-5651

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