Windmill Diner

A 1970/1982 Paramount diner in New Milford, Connecticut

True Diner

245 Danbury Rd
New Milford, Connecticut 06776

Phone: (203) 354-1218

Status: Open for business


Monday to Sunday:
6:00am to 11:00pm

Last Updated: March 16, 2016

Condition: Well preserved


Manufactured in 1970 (car and vestibule), this was the last original Paramount made, and remains well-preserved in beautiful original condition inside and out by its friendly and dedicated owners and staff. Made during the transitional period between modern and environmental styles, Windmill displays distinct elements of both, ranging from the shiny folded-stainless monument-style front with its striking windmill emblem, to the indigo mansard roof, to the Colonial-style brickwork and lanterns — though generally favouring the early environmental style. Paramount’s successor, P.M.C. Diners, Inc., built the stylish extension in 1982, also well preserved. This gem along US 7/202 in the southwest corner of Litchfield County is living testimony to Western Connecticut’s longstanding love and respect for the classic diners of yesterday and devotion to preserving them. They don’t make them like this anymore.