Modern Diner

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Modern Diner
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Streetside view of the diner
Modern Diner is located in Rhode Island
Modern Diner
Modern Diner is located in the United States
Modern Diner
LocationPawtucket, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°52′8″N 71°23′13″W / 41.86889°N 71.38694°W / 41.86889; -71.38694Coordinates: 41°52′8″N 71°23′13″W / 41.86889°N 71.38694°W / 41.86889; -71.38694
ArchitectJudkins, J.B., Co.
Architectural styleOther
NRHP reference #78000002[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 19, 1978

The Modern Diner is a historic diner at 364 East Avenue in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States.


The Modern Diner is one of two known surviving Sterling Streamliner diners still in operation. (The other is the Salem Diner in Salem, Massachusetts. Another lies abandoned on Hix Bridge Road in Westport, Massachusetts.) It was manufactured in 1940 by the John B Judkins Company of Merrimac, Massachusetts, and originally placed at 13 Dexter Street in Pawtucket. It operated at that site until 1984, when it was moved to its present location to avoid demolition.[2]

The diner was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

The diner has been held by the same owner for over 28 years.[3] Its signature Custard French Toast has been featured on television's Food Network.[3]


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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Modern Diner" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  3. ^ a b Ciampa, Gail (1 December 2015). "Pawtucket's Modern Diner Custard French Toast is best in America according to Food Network show". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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