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Owl Diner

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244 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852-2533
+1 978-453-8321
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06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this spot through Google and the breakfast was good. I had a ham and cheese omelet and home fries, my husband had scrambled eggs with home fries and bacon. The eggs were good, the omelet was very over salted. The home fries were good, but only warm, not hot. The coffee refills are not very frequent. We had... More 

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Thank crowleyinpa
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried eating here a few times, food okay. Not a lot of flavor. Even a simple sandwich taste a Blan. The food could also be considered questionable. But i have friends that love it and always want to go here. Hence why 2 rather then 1.

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Thank Modesto C
Boston, Massachusetts
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446 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

First time at this famous diner thats been a Lowell icon since the 1950s. Everyone was friendly and service was fast for breakfast. The coffee for a diner was not weak and had boldness. Food came fast and was piping hot. Hash browns were a little too oily but were good. Irish Benedict was good with what seemed homemade hollandaise... More 

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Thank plastx2
Ajijic, Mexico
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242 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Open for breakfast and lunch only. An old fashioned diner with a large extension. The booth-style seating was comfortable and the menu has everything you'd expect in a diner. The make terrific omelettes and the baked ham was as if were shipped north from Virginia's smoke-houses. Good coffee, too. The service was with a smile. There's good reason that this... More 

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Thank Marshall K
Lowell
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I always have a great experience at the Owl, good food, cordial staff, & did I say good food! Closes by 3PM, but breakfast, & lunch work for me.

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Thank 273ChrisH
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing terribly special. Reasonable prices, good food, decent service. I'd go back, but I won't be writing poetry about it.

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Thank Dave R
Lake Mary, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Want to step back in time to what a real diner was all about? Stop by the Owl Diner! Great food, interesting people watching, fast service! We had breakfast with friends, and it was fantastic. They are not open for dinner and parking can be tricky. But worth the drive/walk down the street to park. I will definitely go back... More 

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Thank Janie P
North of Boston,
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great diner feel! Parking can be tricky, but don't let it deter you!! Feeling curious? Try the cheeseburger omelet.....amazing!!

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Thank stellatofamily
Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Good food, served quickly, friendly atmosphere. Many Lowell officials frequent this diner and you may here their take on politics and Lowell happenings.

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Thank MassachusettsArtist
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great breakfasts! Only lived near here for 2 years, but this is my go to place for breakfast. Love their omelet options and specials. Only open for breakfast and lunch, but worth it. Allergy friendly too!

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Thank Julierules

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?