I don’t know about you, but I love a good old-fashioned diner. The staff typically don’t bat an eye at my kids, who struggle to sit still. I know we can get in and out in a flash, and there’s a mile-long menu with something for everyone. Plus, we almost always take home leftovers from the generous portions.
Here’s a round-up of some Fairfield County Mom contributors‘ favorite local spots. Let us know if we missed any!
Stony Hill Diner: Super family-friendly atmosphere with ’50s/60s music and memorabilia.
Jacqueline’s: Classic hometown diner with daily specials and friendly staff.
Red Colony Diner: Long-standing family business prides itself on quality customer service and delicious food.
Elmer’s: Fresh and flavorful food in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere.
(New) Holiday Diner: A Danbury staple with good, classic diner options and many holiday specials. Check out their milkshake flavor of the month!
Three Brothers Diner: Consistently good food and family-owned (yes, there really are three brothers).
Darien Diner: Old-time diner with delicious food served by their warm and welcoming staff.
Sugar Bowl Luncheonette: Darien staple with an extensive menu and daily specials.
Andros Diner: Open 24/7 with delicious and creative menu items. Try their Hawaiian French toast or the steak omelet.
Circle Diner: A favorite spot for several FC Mom contributors – considered the best of the best in Fairfield.
Driftwood Coffee Shop: Consistent and tasty food.
Glory Days: Generously-portioned and creative dishes.
Plaza Restaurant: Diner-style restaurant with Greek staple breakfast and lunch menu items.
Blue Colony Diner: Clean and friendly with delicious food and open 24 hours! Try the challah bread French toast.
Penny’s Diner: A Norwalk staple with friendly service and good, old-fashioned diner dishes. Try the Greek omelet or their potato pancakes.
Post Road Diner: Classic, no-frills diner with a huge menu and generous portion sizes; open early and closes late. Try the Oreo waffles if they’re on the menu the day you visit.
Silver Star Diner: Traditional Greek-style diner with ample space and the most extensive menu around. Try their delicious house-made desserts.
Elm Street Diner: Known for their fresh homemade donuts and generously portioned and creative dishes, including their famous towering milkshakes (check out their Instagram @elmstreetdiner for drool-worthy pics). Big news: they are opening a Norwalk location in 2023!
Springdale Diner: Classic and cozy diner serving up family recipes made with quality ingredients.
Stamford Diner: Known for delicious food and occasional special events. Try their delicious home fries. Also, they are allergy-friendly, which is a huge plus!
Sherwood Diner: Classic diner food, amazing all-day breakfast. Try their delicious pancakes. My kids love it here!
Orem’s Diner: Serving up traditional comfort food in a clean and welcoming environment.