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Owl Diner

244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (21 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“finger food” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We have enjoyed breakfast at the Owl diner many times. It is consistently delicious and hearty. The service is always friendly and welcoming.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 9 February 2018

A cold snowy day and a visit to Lowell MA. Lowell is a Mill town on the Merrimac River. a lot of it has become a National Park, so that the Mill buildings will be preserved. I have always been fond of Lowell. I did...More

1  Thank Uncle Jack
Reviewed 22 January 2018

You name it and they have it. They are famous for their ham. The waitress will be at your elbow as soon as you sit down. U Mass Lowell Hockey Team was there the day I went. The University was on break so Tom Shanahan...More

Thank F9102ZImaryr
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Memorable spot,family owned. Been serving breakfast for decades. Food at times can be greasy spoon and hectic. Most diners go their routinely and families go their generational. Last of a breed !7

Thank cabos8349
Reviewed 1 January 2018

So if you love diners, greasy spoons, with authentic food, atmosphere, and yes even wait staff...you will love it here. The eggs benny is thick with ham, the cream beef on toast is like grandmothers, but I suggest you stay to the basics...its good comfort...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Owl Diner is a classic breakfast spot. Nice staff and great food. It’s extremely busy on weekends. It’s entertaining to watch the chef handle dozens of orders simultaneously. You don’t find this kind of hard work everywhere.

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I'm a big HASH fan. Grew up on canned hash (yuck now) and when a place has homemade hash I have to try it. The hash here is Yummy !!!!. Eggs were great !! Small little diner atmosphere. Prices reasonable and staff was very friendly....More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Food is okay. Service is a little relaxed. Not a place to go if you in a hurry. Usually go once in awhile not too often. Breakfast is the meal we usually go for.

Thank aandl719
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We came to Lowell Massachusetts to see a concert at Tsongas and was in town for few days and came for breakfast Friday morning and it was so good we returned Saturday morning. Fantastic food, great service, welcoming & friendly atmosphere. Would recommend everyone to...More

Thank Georgina F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Owl Diner is probably the best known place for locals to gather for breakfast or lunch. The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the service is great. Parking isn't always right outside the diner, but it is worth finding a spot so...More

Thank dangregory31
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Dave D
18 February 2016|
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Response from LisaBower | Reviewed this property |
My favorite thing at the Owl is the ham steak and eggs. I order it with a side of sautéed spinach and skip the toast. Dave's home fries are the best!
29 June 2015|
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Response from Livinlrginla | Reviewed this property |
Not very handicapped accessible
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-453-8321
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