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Gregory's Restaurant &...
Gregory's Restaurant & Pizza Pub
Name: Gregory's Restaurant & Pizza Pub

Early 1960s DeRaffele, rare for this region, but now extensively remodeled. Formerly known as Pizza Pub.

State: MA
New England Country...
New England Country Collectibles
Name: New England Country Collectibles

Very large, but tragically remodeled space-age style DeRaffele formerly used as retail store for dust-baiting collectibles. Formerly Tina's Diner and San Remo restaurant. Suffered a fire that had forced an interior renovation. As of 2014, gutted, close ...
State: CT

Angelo's Orchid Diner
Angelo's Orchid Diner
Name: Angelo's Orchid Diner

Well-preserved classic, serving breakfast and lunch. American food with Portuguese specialties. Salmon pie.

State: MA
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Penny's Diner, Low Moor VA

pennys_dinerI finally found something to post for the diner fans on this site. Diners of the classic type are relatively rare in the South, at least when compared to the Northeast. This one is called Penny's Diner and may be found in Low Moor, Virginia, between Covington and Clifton Forge. A correspondent told me that it's a Starlite diner, built in Florida and trucked to the site.

At some replica or retro diners, particularly in urban areas, the prices are out of sight and the menu contains a lot of exotic, non-diner selections. Penny's is not like that. I had a good lunch there.

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