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Blue Benn Diner

314 North St., Bennington, VT - (802) 442-5140
One of the northeast's great diners, source not only of classic diner meat loaf, pot roast, and turkey dinner, but also such international exotica as Syrian roll-ups and vegetarian enchiladas. Breakfast is served all day, presided over by a team of waitresses whose dexterous repartee cheers on customers to greet the day. Great pancakes, donuts, and turkey hash.
90% Approval Rating (20 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Donut
Corned Beef Hash
Pancakes
french fries
French Toast
Indian Pudding

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"We have seen the Blue Benn referred to as a "gourmet diner"; but Roadfood devotees need not worry. This definitely is not an annoying reborn streamliner in which an ambitious chef recasts the image as a retro-chic eatery serving New American cuisine. An original Silk ..."   [Read More]
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Jim Foster
December 17, 2008
"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 ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

314 North St., Bennington, VT
(802) 442-5140

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
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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