Modern Diner

A 1940s J.B. Judkins Co. Streamliner diner (#4140) in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

True Diner

364 East Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

Phone: (401) 726-8390

Status: Open for business


Monday to Saturday:
6:00am to 2:00pm
7:00am to 2:00pm


Last Updated: Oct. 27, 2015

Condition: Minor changes


Originally at 13 Dexter Street, up against a building that’s still there (and where you can still see the diner-shaped outline on the wall). Closed in the 1970s and remained vacant till 1986, when it was moved to its current location and restored. First diner to be placed on the National Register, it’s been a Greater Providence institution for years, and in 2016 won national recognition for its French toast. Locals will tell you, though, that their real speciality is omelettes. There can be a line and wait for seating at busy times, but usually not for the counter. A dining room and bar was added for special events.

National Register of Historic Places Reference Number: 78000002