Haven Brothers

Diner | Food Truck | Hamburgers
One of the best

As the sun sets over Providence, Haven Brothers drives to the city center and plugs into a lamp post for electricity. No ordinary food truck, this is a real restaurant on wheels, featuring a half-dozen stools around a narrow counter at one end of the truck’s interior. Of course, many customers choose to order Murder Burgers and coffee milk directly from the sidewalk and eat their meals seated on the steps of City Hall. From dusk to dawn, there is always a handful of regulars, inside and out, who keep up a continuous conversation with each other, with new customers, or – if no one will listen – with the voices inside their own heads.

The menu includes sandwiches, including pretty good lobster rolls and steak and cheese sandwich on toast, but most orders are for hot dogs or hamburgers. The dogs are plump and pink, served in soft steamed buns, available with chili and all the usual condiments. The hamburgers are modest-size patties, available from plain to deluxe (lettuce, tomato, mayo, etc.) but devotees of great junk food will have nothing but the Haven Brothers Murder Burger, which is a double topped with every condiment in the house plus bacon and mushrooms. Side a Murder Burger with cheese-glopped French fries and you have a seriously satisfying sidewalk feast.

The most popular beverage at Haven Brothers is coffee milk – like chocolate milk, but flavored with coffee instead. Or you can get a freshly made frappe (the Rhode Island word for a milk shake). Because power from the lamp post into which the diner gets plugged is limited, cabinets are made with a battery-operated mixer!

What to Eat
Haven Brothers, Murder Burger
Murder Burger
The famous Murder Burger.
chili dog
coffee milk
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday5pm - 2am
Monday5pm - 2am
Tuesday5pm - 2am
Wednesday5pm - 2am
Thursday5pm - 2am
Friday5pm - 2am
Saturday3pm - 2am
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | | 1 min

Twenty-eight states have an official state drink. For several in dairy country, it is milk. In California, it is wine; in Maine, Moxie; in Indiana, water. Dine around Rhode Island and it becomes apparent what the Ocean State's official drink is: coffee milk. It is mild stuff -- more milk than coffee, and more sweet…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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