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Cruisers Malt Shoppe

American, Diner, Cafe
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280 Central St, Gardner, MA 01440-3860
06:00 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 06:00 - 21:00
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221 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Tried this diner with my son last month. Waitress was nice but hygiene was not her strong point. Plus the two waitresses on staff were gabbing and taking smoke breaks outdoors. When they came back they reaked the smell of smoke. My son ordered a certain shake, and because they were gabbing so much they got it wrong which didn't... More 

Thank Eagle-Eye24
Worcester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visited on a Saturday morning. Got a booth immediately, coffee was served quickly. The we had to wait and wait and wait. 50 minutes before our meals were served. 2 waitress kept refilling our mugs and apologizing for the long wait. They were very friendly and nice. The Americana items on display were cool; music was what we expected- 50's... More 

Thank WeLoveCruisin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Food was average. Read a lot of good things. Maybe the breakfast is a better option. I got the "honeymooners" burger. Burger was cooked well. But they charge extra for Lettuce,Tomatoes, and pickles. I would try the breakfast, but there are better options for dinner.

Thank bigtuna36
Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I am always coming here with my friends and it's a great 50's diner. The food is always delicious and fresh. One of my first dates with my boyfriend and we had a great time.

Thank KarenAnn94
Gardner, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was never great, but we recently went to try it again. OMG it has really gone downhill. I know it's just a dinner ,but it is board of health bad! Everything was sticky, scummy cloudy, and stained. We reluctantly stayed, because the food used to be good . We ordered, and waited over an hour! We watched while seven... More 

Thank ladysmith2016
Worcester, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 7:00pm and thought the 50's diner atmosphere was nice. Thanks to a pleasant wait staff I give the place 3 stars. The staff kept our drinks filled during our 40 minute wait for two burger plates and a grilled cheese sandwich. I thought the wait was excessive for such a simple order! The burgers were cooked to... More 

Thank GregoryM2
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to a good burger at this malt shop. The burgers were made fresh to order both were cooked "well done" (leaving them dried out) even though one was ordered "medium rare", the other "medium well". I thought the seasoning was a bit on the salty side. Ordered the blue Suede which has creamy blue cheese and... More 

Thank Teenie2000
Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Breakfast was ample and tasty. Visit was during the week and took some time for our food to arrive, wonder if the wait would be extra long during busy times? The place to use a little cleaning.

Thank Evelyn L
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We arrived 11:15 on Sunday morning. Sat in the back room. Got the menus. It was pretty busy. The menus were breakfast. We were wanting lunch. When the waiter arrived we asked if they were serving lunch yet. she looked around to find the time. We told her the time she said yes, and went to get the lunch menus.... More 

Thank Tom E
Westminster, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Had a late Breakfast here late last FALL (December of 2015). My first impression is 'dirty'... unkempt! We stayed (and this was about 11:30 am) and ordered breakfast. First issue, took a good 15 mins to get waited on, nobody came to our table promptly and there was really nobody there at this point. Breakfast were just okay, nothing special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Central St, Gardner, MA 01440-3860
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Gardner

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