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Breakfast somewhere near Middletown, CT?

taos Apr 28, 2010 12:17 PM

Can anyone recommend a good place for breakfast within 20 miles of Middletown, Connecticut? Quality of food is more important than atmosphere. Party of five. We're looking for breakfast, not brunch (9 am-ish).


  1. shaogo Apr 28, 2010 12:24 PM

    O'rourke's diner is right in the North End of Middletown, on Main Street right off of Route 9. The food is fabulous.

    O'Rourke's Diner
    728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457

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      Uncledave May 5, 2010 06:15 AM

      O'Rourke's is indeed THE place to go in town, the food is terrific, but it's small and be prepared to wait for at least 20-30 minutes. And from what I remember, I'm not sure all five of you could fit at one table unless one were a small child -- they have booths that fit four.

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      1. re: Uncledave
        kattyeyes May 5, 2010 04:59 PM

        They have larger booths at O'Rourke's, too--in either corner opposite the front doorway.

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        Waquoit May 5, 2010 08:48 AM

        Cromwell Diner is right off exit 24 on I-91. They make their own Corned Beef Hash.

        Cromwell Diner
        135 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416

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        1. re: Waquoit
          brookerme May 5, 2010 11:18 AM

          exit 21

          1. re: brookerme
            Waquoit May 7, 2010 10:37 AM

            Yup, Exit 21. Sorry.

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          Googootz May 14, 2010 06:31 AM

          Pepper Pot on Center Street in Southington, the omelets are huge and keep your tank full all day long. Great breakfast specials.

          Rick's On 5 in Wallingford is a small hole-in-the-wall place with outstanding breakfasts.

          Both places have lines of customers on weekends. Worth the wait.

          Pepper Pot
          9 Center St, Southington, CT 06489

          Rick's On 5
          765 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

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