65 Founder's Drive, Woonsocket
(401) 765-6900

Rhode Island's newest diner is a 2002 Diner-Mite, manufactured in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The thirty-two by sixty foot building arrived in Woonsocket in October 2002 in four sections totaling fifty tons. It opened on December 18. Its interior features lots of chrome and stainless steel—including a chromed pressed-tin-style ceiling—generous amounts of blue trim, retro fixtures, and product advertisements. Originally called the Blue Onion, the restaurant was taken over by the local Scrambler's Restaurant chain in May 2004 and dubbed Scrambler's V. Around 2007, having been closed for about a year, the diner was renamed once again, becoming Patriots Diner.

The extensive menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections includes linguica omelets; baked beans; clam chowder; spinach pie; Greek and Italian specialties; fried clams, scallops, and shrimp; fish and chips; coffee milk; milk shakes; and bread pudding, among many other dinerish options. Breakfast is served around the clock.

On our last visit, in May 2008, we sampled the biscuits and sausage gravy, a dish you don't see on too many menus up here in Red Sox country.

Patriots Diner is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


Rhode Island Monthly's Readers' Poll: Best Diner in the Blackstone Valley (2014).

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