Dave’s Diner Middleboro MA: The Best Place for Breakfast


I love breakfast. It’s the only meal of the day where it’s okay to eat a stack of carbs with a side of trans fats while downing many cups of liquid caffeine. Dave’s Diner in Middleboro offers up all of these excellent treats at a fair price in a throwback 1950’s setting.

If you’re looking to get your breakfast on, then come along as I take you through our breakfast experience at Dave’s Diner in Middleboro, MA.

Dave’s Diner Hours and Location

Dave's Diner Middleboro offers a 1950's diner feel

The outside of Dave’s Diner in Middleboro was carefully planned to resemble the old-fashioned 1950’s diners.

Dave’s Diner lies at the intersection of Route 28 and Anderson Avenue. It’s a big, strangely constructed crossroads that almost resembles a rotary.

This strange intersection shape makes it difficult (and dangerous) getting to Dave’s Diner, so be mindful of the strange traffic patterns. You’ll see what I mean in the map below.

Dave’s Diner Hours:

Sunday through Thursday: 5:30am – 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:30am – 9:00pm

Breakfast is available until 11:15AM Monday – Saturday and until noon on Sundays. They do offer breakfast selections after that but it’s more limited.

Dave’s Diner Address:

390 West Grove Street, Middleboro, MA 02346


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The parking lot is large and I’ve never had any issues finding a spot (even on busy days like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day). There’s nothing worse than trying to eat at a restaurant but having to park in someone else’s lot and walking over on a busy day.


The Decor and the Wait at Dave’s Diner Middleboro

Picture a stereotypical (in a good way) 1950’s diner. A shiny, aluminum exterior with black and white checkerboard flooring and red vinyl seats. Classic Rock & Roll LP’s framed and hung on the walls along with newspaper clippings and old photos of vintage cars. That’s what you’ll experience at Dave’s Dinner in Middleboro.

The Seating area at Dave's Diner is modeled after 1950's diners

The red vinyl seating and checkerboard floor at Dave’s Diner is reminiscent of traditional 1950’s diners.

Of all the 1950’s style diners I’ve been to, this one paid the most attention to detail and consequently, feels the most authentic. It’s a great change of scenery from the usual cafes to grab a bagel.

1950's style interior decor with vintage records and old newspapers.

Old newspapers and framed vinyl records hang on the walls at Dave’s Diner to remind us of the simpler, 1950’s way of living.

The seating policy always confuses me; some diners are seat-yourself while others require you to be seated by the hostess. Dave’s Diner is the latter, so you will need to be seated by the hostess.

We arrived on a Saturday morning at 9:30 and only had a 5 minute wait. Normally this place is packed and there have been instances when I’ve had to stand in a line that stretched out the door, waiting upwards of 30 minutes to get in!

Another interior shot a 1950's style diner, Dave's Diner in Middleboro

The long “hallway” style with both booths and counter seating really make Dave’s Diner feel like you’ve gone back to 1950.

Yes, Dave’s Diner is that good that people will wait in a huge line in the cold to get a seat.

A Friendly Waitstaff

Dave's Diner history and motto as appears on their menu

The menu at Dave’s Diner explains the history, motto and careful planning of this 50’s style diner.

Dave’s Diner motto is the same as the diners’ of old:

“Serving Great Food, by Friendly & Attentive Servers, in a Clean Atmosphere”

Did this Middleboro restaurant deliver on the promise of its motto?

Yes, it did. The waitstaff there is excellent. I have not had a single incident in the 4 times I’ve dined at this establishment; the waitstaff always seems to be upbeat and they communicate and cooperate with each other. Even during the busiest hours, Dave’s Diner is like a well oiled machine.

Coffee in the mug on a 50's style table at Dave's Diner

Never an empty cup at Dave’s Diner. The waitstaff is always on their game and doesn’t miss a beat.

The Food at Dave’s Diner

I ordered the Little Lulu’s which consisted of French Toast, 2 eggs, toast and home fries with bacon. It was fairly priced at $8.99.

Little Lulu's at Dave's Diner: French toast, eggs, bacon, home fries and toast.

I ordered the Little Lulu’s at Dave’s Diner. It included french toast, eggs, bacon, home fries and toast.

Matt ordered the Porky’s Skillet which is scrambled eggs, linguica and onions over home fries topped with Jack and Cheddar Cheese with toast for $7.99.

Porky's Skillet at Dave's Diner in Middleboro, MA

The Porky’s Skillet at Dave’s Diner. Linguica, eggs, onions and cheese over home fries with toast.

The food was brought out quickly so we did not have to wait long.

The French Toast from my Little Lulu's at Dave's Diner

The french toast came on a separate plate from the rest of my Little Lulu’s at Dave’s Diner.

Mine was a fairly standard breakfast plate. I enjoyed it and cleaned the plate. Like I said in my last write up, I’m kind of a fatty so it’s not much of a surprise that I ate everything.

Matt’s food, on the other had, was a little too heavy on the cheese. Halfway through, it started to make him a little nauseous, I think he might be lactose intolerant (but he’ll never admit it, that stubborn mule).

The Verdict…

It should be no surprise to know that I’m a big fan of Dave’s Diner in Middleboro, MA. The 50’s diner design is great, the waitstaff is friendly and the food is prepared quickly.

You can’t go wrong with a breakfast platter – they cook the eggs perfectly and the french toast is sweet and delicious. If you’re not that big of a fan of cheese, stay away from the skillets.

My one complaint (and it’s very minor at that) is that the coffees are not included in the price of the combo meals. It was $4.38 for 2 coffees and, while they were bottomless, I thought it was a little odd that they were not included in the price of the meal.

If you plan on getting breakfast on the weekends, go there early. Dave’s Diner is very popular, especially after 9AM.

Outdoor seating is available at Dave's Diner in the warmer months.

There is outdoor seating at Dave’s Diner that is available during warmer months. On this patio is a fire pit that helps set the mood.

What’s your favorite place for breakfast?

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