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Laurel Diner

544 Main St. S., Southbury, CT - (203) 264-8218
A vintage diner with terrific corned beef hash and even more terrific hash brown potatoes. Dine at the counter and watch the cooks juggle a dozen orders as breakfast perfume fills the air.
94% Approval Rating (18 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Corned beef reuben
Corned Beef Hash
cheeseburger
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
Home Fried Potatoes
Hash Brown Potatoes

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Adjacent to an auto service station called Corrigan Motors, the Laurel Diner is a sixty-plus-year-old hash house with a row of counter seats that provide a view of the grill and six tables lined up opposite the counter. It opens seven days a week at 5:30; and by ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

544 Main St. S., Southbury, CT
(203) 264-8218

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The Laurel diner doesn't use leftovers.  Their corned beef is cooked strictly to make hash.
"The Laurel diner doesn't use leftovers. Their corned beef is cooked strictly to make hash."
Michael Stern





French toast is so good with fresh fruit (bananas or strawberries) and whipped cream on top.
"French toast is so good with fresh fruit (bananas or strawberries) and whipped cream on top."
foodlover


This close view of Laurel Diner hash browns gives a good idea of how crusty they get on the grill. There are soft shreds of potato, too: a perfect textural balance.
"This close view of Laurel Diner hash browns gives a good idea of how crusty they get on the grill. There are soft shreds of potato, too: a perfect textural balance."
Michael Stern


Although we prefer the crunch of hash browns, these hunky home fries are not to be dissed.
"Although we prefer the crunch of hash browns, these hunky home fries are not to be dissed. "
Michael Stern


Pete flashes a smile as he commands over the griddle.
"Pete flashes a smile as he commands over the griddle. "
Mark Kaupe


It's great to sit at the Laurel Diner counter and watch these two guys cook eggs, potatoes and pig meat and assemble breakfasts at lightning speed.
"It's great to sit at the Laurel Diner counter and watch these two guys cook eggs, potatoes and pig meat and assemble breakfasts at lightning speed."
Michael Stern


There is a printed menu, but highlights are written in marker on signs and on the diner's white walls.
"There is a printed menu, but highlights are written in marker on signs and on the diner's white walls."
Michael Stern


The Laurel Diner interior is minimal: counter and a few booths.
"The Laurel Diner interior is minimal: counter and a few booths."
Michael Stern


A locals' favorite since 1949.
"A locals' favorite since 1949."
Michael Stern


Blink as you drive past and you might miss it.
"Blink as you drive past and you might miss it."
Michael Stern



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