CHELSEA ROYAL DINER
Route 9 West
West Brattleboro, VT
I asked the the desk clerk about home cooking in the Brattleboro area. "My father really likes the Royal Chelsea Diner." Tactfully, she didn't complete the sentence, "So an old guy like you should too." But she was right. I liked the Royal Chelsea alot. It's a classic - all wood, well aged, a friendly staff, lots of locals about, and good cooking in the kitchen..
A while back they moved the diner from down town to a site about 3 miles west of the city. Thar she stands now, offering an eclectic combination of home and not-so-home cooking. I was there for breakfast and did quite well with homemade corned beef hash.