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Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford, Massachusetts: Huge Portions, Amazing Diner Food

Carl's Oxford Diner, Oxford, Massachusetts

by Eric Hurwitz. Article created on June 21, 2017

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So you think you have a big appetite and can finish any restaurant meal? Apparently, you haven't been to Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford, Massachusetts. Portion control simply doesn't exist at this friendly, historic hometown diner just minutes from Worcester -- and they will let you know about it if you "wimp" out on finishing a meal (more on that shortly).

The steak and cheese sandwich makes the Philly version look some one of those tiny meals from a French restaurant -- you know, the kind where you find the steak hidden under three stalks of asparagus. Not here, and they won't even bother with asparagus...

Carl's Oxford Diner steak and cheese

Do you feel restaurants never serve enough bacon? Carl's is clearly an exception with this "side." Most likely, you will be bringing home the bacon...

Bacon from Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford MA

Most breakfast places we have been to fall "flat" when it comes to pancakes, but here it is overload city...

Pancakes from Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford MA

And the same goes for the waffles...

Waffles from Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford MA

Carl's never follows the trendy and pretentious -- it's simply a place to eat and eat and eat in an informal setting...

Carl's Oxford Diner dining car in Oxford, Massachusetts

They are very clear about what they serve...

Sign from Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford, Massachusetts

And if you don't finish what they serve, Carl's will let you know in no uncertain terms...

This is what happens when you don't finish a meal at Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford, Massachusetts

I traveled all over New England to write The Best Diners in New England ebook, and regard Carl's at the top of the diner list. It would be one thing if they just served big portions, but the food is also very tasty -- always worth if for me making the one-hour trip. Add quick service with a touch of humor, the classic no-frills dining car, and an owner's love and respect for classic diners, and Carl's stand outs from many other diners that just rest on their laurels (or hardys, if hungrier). What a fun place and one where you never go home hungry!

Carl's Oxford Diner is located at 291 Main St., Oxford, MA. Tel. 508-987-8770.

Be sure to check out the Carl's Oxford Diner web site and Carl's Oxford Diner Facebook fan page for more information.

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