Connecticut Diners (page 1)

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White's Diner
Bridgeport, CT
White's Diner is a DeRaffele from around 1958. [map]

Zip's Diner
Dayville, CT
Zip's Diner is a 1954 O'Mahony. For more, see this website. [map]

former Hesperus Diner
Granby, CT


The former Hesperus Diner is a Sterling Streamliner (#406) from 1940. The is another Sterling Streamliner in Salem, MA. The Hesperus Diner was originally installed in Gloucester, MA. The diner was moved to North Salem, NH in the late 1980s and renamed "Ralph's Diner". Later, it became the 28 Bar & Grill, named after Route 28 where it was located. The "Hesperus" name was still visible on the diner's side when the top photo taken in 2001. The diner closed in 2003. In 2005, it was sold and moved to Granby, CT with plans to reopen it as "June's Diner". However, that never happened. The diner was still on private property when these photos were taken in 2011. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Norm's Diner
Groton, CT
Norm's Diner is a 1954 Silk City. In 2012, the interior was gutted for "renovations." For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Tastee Diner
Hartford, CT
The Tastee Diner is a 1940s Paramount. It was originally the Terry Square Diner and later Hal's Aquarius Cafe. From 2004-2009, it was the Rajun Cajun Restaurant. These photos are from 2009. By 2015, the diner was housing the Pizza Outlet. By 2018, it was housing the Karobean Kitchen. By 2022, it was housing Hot Pots. [map]

Hartford, CT
Dishes was the most recent occupant of this 1949 Paramount. It has been closed since 2000. This diner was originally known as the Aetna Diner. Over the years, it was the Hog River Grille, the Comet Diner, and the Oasis Diner. In 2016, the diner was saved from demolition. It was still vacant in 2021. [map]

Cassidy's Diner
Meriden, CT


Cassidy's Diner is a Silk City from 1949. It was previously known as the Justin Time Diner. The diner was badly damaged in an automobile accident in 2008. It was still covered with tarps in 2009. In 2010, the diner was repaired and reopened. In 2014, the diner was being spruced up by new owners. It had closed by 2016 and was still closed in 2018. In 2019, it reopened as the Landmark Diner. I believe it is closed now. For more, see this website. [map]

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