Dining January 26, 2021
Rhode Island Has A Mobile Diner, And It’s One Of The Oldest In The Country
Classic diner food is second to none. From hot, hearty burgers to crispy freshly cut fries, there’s nothing quite like American comfort food. Rhode Island’s mobile diner goes way back to a time long, long before indoor dining became a risky endeavor. And over a century later, Haven Brothers is doing better than ever.
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Haven Brothers was founded in 1893 in Providence, when a widowed immigrant named Anne Philomena Haven founded it with the proceeds from her husband's life insurance policy.
Little did she know, her smart business move would become part of Rhode Island's legacy.
Back then, the mobile diner was a lunch cart... a horse-drawn wagon, in fact.
The business stayed in the same family until 1953, when it was to the Mollicone family, then later Jack Ferry and the Giusti family. These days, it's known for being one of the oldest restaurants on wheels in America.
Haven Brothers is known for far more than its history, however. The food is fantastic.
The restaurant has received local and national attention for years, including a recent appearance on Wicked Bites.
The menu consists mainly of juicy burgers, Haven Dogs, and scrumptious sides like fries and onion rings.
The Philly Cheesesteak and Texas Toast Grilled Cheese are also popular picks.
The fries here are tasty on their own. But add some bacon and cheese and you're in for a real treat.
The loaded fries are a meal all on their own.
Wash your lunch down with a cold, thick, delicious milkshake.
And if you're not a milkshake person, you can always satisfy your sweet tooth with some Fried Dough topped with powdered sugar.
Haven Brothers can be spotted all over Providence, depending on the day (and they'll cater your big event when current conditions allow).
For the most up-to-date schedule, just check the website.
When was the last time you had something tasty from
Haven Brothers Diner? Address: Providence, RI, USA