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Pawtucket, Rhode Island: The Historic Modern Diner

An old diner confusingly named "Modern Diner." A favorite stop among those who appreciate old diners.

364 East Ave., Pawtucket, RI
I-95 exit 27. Turn south onto US 1, then in two blocks veer left onto George St., which turns into E Street. The Diner will be two blocks south, on the left.
M-Sa 6 am - 2:30 pm, Su 7 am - 2 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Modern Diner.

The Historic Modern Diner

The Original Diner State, home to the diner that sued Disney and won and "the first diner invited to be accepted on the National Register for Historic Places." Modern Diner has been a Rhode Island institution for years. After finding out that Disney used its image, they sued and won, building an addition onto the original diner. It is still in operation. Not to be confused with the Haven Brother's mobile diner outside of Providence City Hall, another RI institution.

Although many of Rhode Island's classic diners are being torn down or removed, it has been rumored that a building in Providence's Jewelry District was to house a diner museum. On the menu of the Modern Diner the Diners' history is explained. Diners originated in Providence, RI.

[A. Mac Phee, 02/21/2006]

Sept. 2013: Photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Hollywood Walk of FameHollywood Walk of Fame, Pawtucket, RI - < 1 mi.
H.P. Lovecraft's GraveH.P. Lovecraft's Grave, Providence, RI - 1 mi.
Big Rooftop Tin ManBig Rooftop Tin Man, Central Falls, RI - 1 mi.
In the region:
Vampire Grasp Grave of Simon Whipple Aldrich, North Smithfield, RI - 11 mi.

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