Few People Know That Rhode Island Is The Birthplace Of The American Diner

Going to a diner feels like a quintessential American pastime. There’s just something both nostalgic and comforting about enjoying a plate piled high with pancakes (complete with strong coffee) or a tasty burger and shake at all hours of the night. And if you feel like our Rhode Island diners seem a bit better than most, you’re not mistaken. In fact, most people don’t know this, but the concept of the American diner got its start right here in the Ocean State.

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The next time you’re craving a hearty diner meal and you slide into a shiny booth and smell the freshly brewed coffee, you can smile knowing you live in the state that started it all.

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