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Middle of Nowhere Diner

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222 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Exeter, RI 02822-2101
+1 401-397-8855
07:00 - 19:00
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and the food is always yummy with big portions. There's something for everyone on the menu & there's a definite down home feeling at Middle of Nowhere.

Thank peaceandnature
Cranston, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food!! Always a pleasure! Worth a drive to eat here! Homemade foods and clean! We live nearby and frequent this great restaurant.

Thank bigguid33
Boston, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have got a decent lunch there. It was busy, even though may benefit from an update. Personnel was friendly. Very traditional, unhealthy food.

Thank Bostonian2011
United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My boyfriend and I frequently travel thru Exeter in the summer months on out way out for the day on our motorcycles. We always notice a full parking lot at this diner. Usually we have already eaten locally to us so we never stopped. We finally got a chance to give it a shot and have returned two times since.... More 

Thank Laura H
Redding, Connecticut
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153 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This diner is an easy exit off of I95 and we took advantage of that for an early dinner. This is a classic Diner, great variety on the menu including breakfast all day except Friday's. The portions are generous so bring a healthy appetite.

Newport, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had meatloaf on my mind and decided on the Beef Stroganoff upon seeing it on the menu! It being one of my favorite dishes, I was not disappointed!! I waitresses make me feel so welcome each time I visit! Delightful little diner!

Thank madison2jim
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here twice for breakfast. Great food and great service. Yes...it is in the middle of nowhere.

Thank Anita M
North Luffenham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

You could tell form when we arrived it was a busy place, with strong local patronage. From the outside, you never knew what to expect, but once in the friendly staff made you feel very welcome and were extremely helpful in explaining the best menu choices. Food was great, diner specials and that little bit different choice was also available.

Thank P44cka
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This diner is your average rural greasy spoon, but the food is decent and fresh. Despite its name, it is not that hard to find on Route 3 North in Exeter, RI between the Route 102 and Route 165 turnoffs.

Thank James G
Mineola, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Ditto prior reviews. Just too much wasted food. Wife had grilled chicken lunch special and there were 4 chicken breasts, probably a cup and half of mashed potatoes, cup of veggie choice (broccoli) and either salad or cup of soup (chowder was her choice). $11.99. Breakfast is served all day everyday except not after 5 on Friday. All was very... More 

Thank Lanny V

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Exeter, RI 02822-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 401-397-8855

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