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Riverdale Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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521 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4521
+1 203-924-4084
07:00 - 23:00
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Shelton, Connecticut
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good service, prices and menu. Excellent breakfast and lunch experience. Been going there quite a while.

Thank aljel1939
Cheshire, Connecticut
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Great specials and breakfast/lunch/dinner menus. Food was well prepared and delicious. Wait staff always friendly and helpful. Lavalazza coffee featured is great. I'll definitely be coming back.

Thank blueyeddevil
Shelton, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going for breakfast getting the combination also the pastrami platter with French fries and coleslaw. the staff is very friendly and helpful

Thank gary t
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great prices. Friendly staff, always a good experience. Excellent daily specials and plenty of menu choices.

Thank Lou M
Saint James, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Love this diner. Food is consistently delicious and served quickly. Staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Doherty130
Milford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We love coming here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I've lived in Shelton my whole life and have been coming here for years. Now, my husband and I bring our toddler here frequently for breakfast or dinner. They are really quick, so it's a good place for a toddler with limited patience for sitting quietly. The food is good, especially... More 

Thank jacrae
Huntsville, AL
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202 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Stop by late after traveling all day and it was great. I had waffles and they were outstanding. The menu has many options and is a diner style place.

Thank Ken B
Cheshire, Connecticut
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Hey, what can I say other than great diner food. Special are always good. Their breakfasts are always good. The menu covers just about anything you need at a diner. They serve Lava-lasa (spelling ?) coffee. So, drink a few cups. Great service and the girls are friendly and sociable. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Always consistent.

Thank blueyeddevil
Salinas, California
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213 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Four of us went there on a weekend back in September. It was good all around, and my International Breakfast was really first-rate. The booths are big and comfortable, attitude is good and the prices are competitive.

Thank palshaw
Merrick, New York
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were staying in Stratford for a girls' weekend and had dinner at the Riverdale Diner. Never having been there I expected typical diner food. I was surprised and delighted with the delicious meal. The menu was not typical diner and it was great!

Thank musttravelny

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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, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4521
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-924-4084
An American Diner with traditional values - family owned and operated. Open 24/7
365 days a year. Homemade comfort food - broad menu featuring Breakfast, Lunch,
Dinner, Children's Menu. Full Service Bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?