Modern Diner, Pawtucket, RI, 5/26/22

exterior – 364 East Ave., Pawtucket, RI

The Modern Diner was chosen to be the first diner in the nation to be accepted on the National Register for Historic Places.  It is a Sterling Streamliner, manufactured in the late 1930’s and early 40’s and one of 2 still in operation.  They serve breakfast and lunch daily with a ton of specials posted on the walls.    There is a counter with stools and a number of booths for 1 – 4 people.  A back room was added but sitting in the front gives you the real feel of the place.  The curved ceiling and shiny surfaces have the diner feel you’d miss in the addition.  The once silver roof is now red and marked with a “Modern Diner” sign that really makes you want to go in the place.  They do have a parking lot next to it.  Service was friendly and efficient.  I would go again if I’m in the area, not as much for the food as for the ambiance.


another entrance
booth looking out the window
menu 1
menu 2
Frankie pointed out the table amenities



‘Our Famous Jimmie Gimme’ is 2 poached eggs on an English muffin with sliced tomatoes and topped with melted cheese and bacon and then served with home fries.  The white cheese blended in with the egg color so you almost don’t see it.  It was a good combination and the eggs were cooked to still be a little runny.  The potatoes had lots of onions to make them really nice.

Jimme Gimme


The Chourico Special is a Portuguese muffin layed with chourico, 2 eggs (any style) over easy, onions, peppers and melted cheese and served with home fries.  This one used orange cheese so you could see it better.  Underneath the eggs were tons of peppers and onion.   The eggs were a perfect over easy and the Portuguese muffin was denser than the English.  It had good flavor and nicely soaked up all the flavors around it.  The chourico is a mild Portuguese smoked pork sausage that added good flavor to the fun plate.  The potatoes, as on the other plate were good.

Chourico Special
The server gave Frankie a postcard

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