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J.P.'s Diner & Deli

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39 River Rd, Essex, VT 05452-3879
+1 802-288-8099
06:30 - 14:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a good place for breakfast so a friend suggested we go here. It's clean, big, great environment. Staff all works together like a fine oiled machine. Very well managed. Our food was on the table in no time at all. We will be going back tomorrow before we leave town. Excellent place and experience. We will... More 

Thank Christie H
Williston, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love JP's breakfast They have homemade bread, good service and prices are not bad. I have eaten there several times for breakfast and never been disappointed. Never had lunch there but I would imagine their lunch is good too. They have a lot of homemade cookies, muffins and other things too.

Thank jangilbert
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

J.P.'s dinner is one of those out of way little places which always has great food and friendly service! If you get a chance stop in for a meal.

Thank Matt C
Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visited J.P.'s Diner after checking on TripAdvisor for local breakfast restaurants. Glad we found it. Pulled up to a small strip of stores and at the very end of that strip was J.P's. At first we drove by it because there is no signage on the street, it's on the building and when traveling can be missed. Glad we turned... More 

Thank Patricia T
Albany, NY
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365 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went here at the suggestion of Trip Advisor and we were very happy with it. Although it seemed busy, they got us in right away and out waitress was a pro. She managed our table really efficiently, getting us coffee right away and took our orders as soon as we were ready. Food is great breakfast/brunch fare. I had... More 

Thank eluper
Milton, Vermont
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with my parents on advice of a friend who has been many times. Glad we went! It was really neat to see an order being placed via iPad, and the food came quick! Nick was super friendly, and I definitely plan to come back again!

Thank HurricaneLuke10
Essex, Vermont
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

JP's is packed for brunch on the weekends. I occasionally go for breakfast, but be careful of the prices. Two pancakes are eight bucks! I made the mistake of ordering without looking at the menu and was shocked that a short stack, orange juice and hot tea was $12 without tax and tip. That was more than I intended to... More 

Thank TrickyMike
Essex, Vermont
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The people and service are great. The food very good and with more than ample portions. The prices very fair. It can be crowded even with its expanded dining area during holidays and after services on Sunday morning. They do have takeout and bakery items.

Thank Tom L
Essex, Vermont
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great little diner at an affordable price. You won't find "pâté de campagneon" on their menu, but what you will find is a wide range of breakfast foods (served all day), sandwiches/wraps, soups/ salads, burgers, and a large selection of other lunch meals. The portions are generous and the food is always fresh and tasty. The staff are always friendly... More 

Thank Liz3668
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

So this is pretty much my favorite breakfast diner ever. I don't live in VT anymore, but this is definitely the place I miss the most, which is saying something because there's a lot of great restaurants in VT. I absolutely love their Irish Benedict and haven't found a diner elsewhere that makes any Benedict nearly as good. Worth a... More 

Thank Kelsey M

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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, Delicatessen, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 River Rd, Essex, VT 05452-3879
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-288-8099
Family dining or takeout service.
Breakfast served all day.
Comfortable seating and quick service.
Lunch serve at 11:00 AM.

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