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We at Zip's have always prided ourselves in keeping a very clean establishment with fast and friendly service, a tradition passed from generation to generation. We hope you enjoy your experience as much as we enjoy serving you.

New beginnings

When the new diner opened its new location in Dayville on Memorial Day weekend in 1954, it was run by a young Conrad and Olive Jodoin. The Jodoins purchased the diner from the Zehrers in 1960. Over the following years, it became a true family business with help from their children.

In 1980, the diner began its second generation of ownership under Tom Jodoin, with brothers Robert and James running the kitchen. Today, the diner is on its third generation of family ownership.

We have history stemming from the 1950s

The classic 50's diner has a lot of history and has served customers from around the world.

GLOBAL REACH

We’ve fed many famous customers as well as a few infamous ones.

 

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The name "Zip" was the nickname of retired Connecticut state trooper, Henry "Zip" Zehrer, who started in the diner business in 1946 in Danielson, CT. The original diner was located on Route 6 between the Powdrell and Alexander Mill.

A family run restaurant

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Used with permission of Bill Griffith

Bill Griffith is a prolific American cartoonist. He is best known for his daily comic strip Zippy. and The popular catchphrase "Are we having fun yet?" Bill has visited Zips Diner over the years and has featured them in his comic strips.

This is our children's menu from 1954

Our diner was feature on the cover of a novel written by J.A. Jance