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Blue Benn Diner

314 North St., Bennington, VT - (802) 442-5140
Posted By Jim Foster on 12/17/2008 4:00:00 PM
I am originally from Jersey and my work can take me across many state lines and a variety of places. I am always looking for good Roadfood, and I've found that asking a detail (police/trooper) directing traffic is a good way to get tips. Anyway, I was in Bennington for about a week and was pointed to Blue Benn.

We started by having breakfast there the first day, and by the last day we were having both breakfast and dinner. Certainly someone in the kitchen cares about the food. Everything we had was good, from pancakes and omelettes to dinnertime Mexican fare. The food is fresh, the meats are tender, and they are not afraid to use spices when needed.

Big props to the cats in the kitchen at Blue Benn. I'm hoping we pick up another job up in the area just so I can get back to this great diner.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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Crunch berry pancakes, ready to eat! It was mid-January, but those berries packed powerful fruit flavor.
"Crunch berry pancakes, ready to eat! It was mid-January, but those berries packed powerful fruit flavor."
Michael Stern





A more-than-ample serving of corn bread French toast
"A more-than-ample serving of corn bread French toast"
Michael Stern


This stack of blueberry pancakes cries out for butter and a spill of maple syrup.
"This stack of blueberry pancakes cries out for butter and a spill of maple syrup."
Michael Stern


A substantial donut, as Vermonters prefer. Krispy Kreme has yet to open a branch in the Green Mountain State.
"A substantial donut, as Vermonters prefer. Krispy Kreme has yet to open a branch in the Green Mountain State."
Michael Stern


Blue Benn Diner's crispy corned beef hash can be ordered as your main breakfast dish or a smaller portion on the side.
"Blue Benn Diner's crispy corned beef hash can be ordered as your main breakfast dish or a smaller portion on the side."
Cliff Strutz


Traditionally Indian pudding is served as dessert. We like it for breakfast, too. That's a scoop of ice cream on top, melting fast in the hot grain.
"Traditionally Indian pudding is served as dessert. We like it for breakfast, too. That's a scoop of ice cream on top, melting fast in the hot grain."
Michael Stern


Early morning: the Blue Benn is not yet totally filled with customers, as it soon will be.
"Early morning: the Blue Benn is not yet totally filled with customers, as it soon will be."
Michael Stern


Until every stool is occupied, thus constricting elbow room, the counter of the Blue Benn is a great place to read the newspaper. Note the countless signs posted along the wall, advertising kitchen specials.
"Until every stool is occupied, thus constricting elbow room, the counter of the Blue Benn is a great place to read the newspaper. Note the countless signs posted along the wall, advertising kitchen specials."
Michael Stern


There are so many signs advertising specials that they had to start hanging them on the old art deco clock.
"There are so many signs advertising specials that they had to start hanging them on the old art deco clock."
Cliff Strutz


The juke boxes lined up along the counter feature plenty of oldies.
"The juke boxes lined up along the counter feature plenty of oldies."
Michael Stern


We love the look of a well-worn counter, where millions of elbows have eroded the Formica.
"We love the look of a well-worn counter, where millions of elbows have eroded the Formica."
Michael Stern


The Blue Benn is a roadside classic.
"The Blue Benn is a roadside classic."
Michael Stern



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