Agawam Diner

A 1940/1957 Worcester/Fodero diner (#(WLC) 762) in Rowley, Massachusetts

True Diner

166 Newburyport Tnpk
Rowley, Massachusetts 01969

Phone: (978) 948-7780

Status: Open for business


Monday to Thursday:
5:00am to 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday:
5:00am to 11:00pm
5:00am to 10:00pm

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2018


The full story of this diner, its predecessor and cousins, and the Galanis family who owned and operated them is colourful and complicated, and best laid out in Randy Garbin’s excellent Diners of New England. In brief, the original WLC here (the ill-fated Fish Tale Diner) started in Ipswitch, then was moved here in 1947 when that one was replaced with a bigger one. A later Ipswitch upgrade — the Fodero that stands here now — displaced the WLC here in 1970 when the family consolidated operations here, selling off their other interests, including two other diners.

National Register of Historic Places Reference Number: 99001124