Beginning Monday, August 10 we will be open for takeout and for limited seating in our dining room by reservation only. We ask that all parties respect a 45 minute reservation time limit. Our new (temporary) hours will be daily from 7AM-1PM Monday-Friday and 7AM-2PM Saturday-Sunday.
When you arrive for your reservation or to pick up your take-out order, please wait in line at the 6 foot distance markings and your hostess will greet you and direct you to your table or to the register for pick up.
All guests must wear a mask when entering or exiting the restaurant and when in common areas (ex. in line, using a restroom). Face masks may be removed when seated and dining.
We are also offering our most popular drink specials including our house made Bloody Marys and a classic Mimosa “to-go” in a safe and secure container. You must show your valid 21+ ID when picking up any alcoholic beverage.
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding in following all the state and federal regulations to secure the safety and health of our valued customers and our staff.
We look forward to seeing you and serving you! Please review our menu and hours listed on this site before placing your order or calling to make a reservation.
The Modern Diner is known for both its diner classics and its variety of ever-changing breakfast specials. The Pawtucket restaurant was chosen to be the first diner in the nation to be accepted on the National Register for Historic Places. Customized and factory-built, it is a Sterling Streamliner, a line of “modernistic” diners manufactured in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.
Diners originated in Providence with horse-drawn canteen created by Walter Scott in 1872 to sell pies, coffee and light food to people who worked at night when restaurants were closed. Diners are an All American invention. They are the precursors of the all-pervasive fast-food outlets today. Simple inexpensive fare and quick service have always been their hallmarks.