2939 South County Trail, East Greenwich
(401) 884-9807

The Beacon is not a classic manufactured diner, but it still has a classic manufactured diner vibe. More importantly, it has a little lighthouse on its roof and (non-working) baby jukes in the booths. The menu offers everything a hungry trucker, cop, or salesman could want, including all the traditional breakfast combinations, house-made corned beef hash and jelly, steak and eggs, American Chop Suey, clam chowder, coffee milk, and classic West Bay-style thick "johnny cakes." Slather 'em with butter and go to town!

If you've seen the movies Hard Luck (2006) or 27 Dresses (2008), you've seen the Beacon Diner. A scene for the former was filmed there in 2005, and Katherine Heigl and James Marsden acted out a scene for the latter there in June 2007.

The Beacon Diner, which will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in 2017, is open Monday to Saturday, 6am-1:30pm, and Sunday, 7am-1:30pm.


Rhode Island Monthly's Readers' Poll: Best Diner in South County (1994), Best Diner in the West Bay (2012).

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