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The Deluxe Depot Diner To Open in Downtown Framingham

The empty train station depot in downtown Framingham will become a diner this summer, modeled after ones in Newton and Watertown.

After successfully opening two diners in Newton and Watertown, restaurateur Don Levy is ready to open his third in Framingham.  

The Phantom Gourmet said Levy turned an old train station depot into one of the "coolest" restaurants in Newton. (Watch the attached video.) He now wants to do the same with Framingham's empty train depot downtown.

The Deluxe Depot Diner located at 417 Waverly St. will occupy the existing Framingham train depot with an expected opening in Summer 2013.  

The Phantom Gourmet said Levy turned an old train station depot into one of the "coolest" restaurants in Newton. (Watch the attached video.) He now wants to do the same with Framingham's empty train depot downtown.

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Designed by renowned American architect H.H. Richardson, Levy's newest diner will continue to maintain the integrity of a historic building while still affording customers an extensive menu, where breakfast is provided all day long.

Voted "Best of Boston" and with glowing reviews by the Phantom Gourmet, Levy's diner has a great feel on the inside reminiscent of a rustic modern train station with fantastic decor.  

There is a serious lack of "kid-friendly" diners in the MetroWest area and this place will fill the void.

A great venue for breakfast/brunch at any part of the day as well as an extensive lunch and dinner menu, the Deluxe Depot Diner features comfort foods just like Mom cooked, said Levy.

All meals are healthy and delicious, including  many gluten free and vegetarian items, said Levy.

Thirsty palates can be remedied with a unique selection of craft beers and vintage cocktails at the bar inside. The diner has high vaulted ceilings and a beautiful working fireplace.

"The Town of Framingham and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce were tremendously helpful in the process," said Katherine Wellington, principal with IPS/Investment Property Specialist who brokered the deal.

The Deluxe Depot Diner will be at the 3rd Annual Taste of MetroWest from 5 to 8 tonight. at the Sheraton. More than 50 vendors are scheduled to be there. Tickets will be sold at the doors for $30.

barb March 12, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Great news for Framingham!!!
Hooray!!! Can't wait to try it!
Phyllis Steiner March 12, 2013 at 08:52 PM
..a good piece of news
Barbara March 12, 2013 at 09:56 PM
At long last. I hate to see the architecture decaying daily and I think a great restaurant will develop a strong following. BPG
Margaret Estes March 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM
That is great news! I have longed for another breakfast place in Framingham! Looking forward to the grand opening!
Stan Berman March 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM
This is exciting for downtown Framingham. Will there be adequate parking ?
Nancy March 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM
sounds exciting! :)
Judith Rosenbaum March 13, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Have been to the owner's Deluxe Station Diner in Newton - it's fantastic! Excellent food and service and decorated in steampunk style. Our historic Richardson landmark will be in use again!
Eric Tomlin March 28, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Daytime parking may be difficult, but evening parking could happen in the MBTA lot. I'm sure the T will want a piece of the action, though.
N R October 15, 2013 at 02:32 AM
Has it opened? I haven't seen any notice of it opening. No web presence, no reviews, etc:
Chloe Callahan November 18, 2013 at 10:11 PM
It will open this winter, construction beginning very soon
Jeffrey Zaref February 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Any updates?
Chloe Callahan February 26, 2014 at 09:28 PM
Construction has begun, opening this Spring!

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