Family owned and operated since 1978

  1. All day Breakfast
    All day Breakfast
  2. Lunch Specials
    This area is editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what makes you just that little bit special.
    Lunch Specials
  3. Dinner Specials
    This area is editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what makes you just that little bit special.
    Dinner Specials
  4. Specialty Sandwiches
    This area is editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what makes you just that little bit special.
    Specialty Sandwiches
Welcome!
The Valley Diner has been serving the Naugatuck Valley and New Haven County area since 1978, when the concept of the “Greek diner” was in full swing. Brothers Nick and Jimmy Kokenos, and cousin Perry Pettas—stood proudly (and nervously!) with their wives and young families as they watched the diner being built, piece by piece. At that point, it was still just a dream—one that was about to come true.​​

The first few years of working long days and nights--harder than they’d ever imagined--brought success beyond their wildest expectations. People lined up at the door at all hours of the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, or a snack—but most importantly, for a warm, friendly place to spend their time. Seeing what this place meant to our customers, staff, and families helped them realize that the diner is much more than just a business; it’s a community.

Now, almost forty later, the next generation of our family has taken the reins. We—John, Peter, and Themis—have been taught by our fathers and uncles that serving a community is both a privilege and a responsibility.  All of us at the Valley Diner take this seriously. As Jimmy, Nick, and Perry have always said—and continue to say, as they guide us—“You’ve got to feel it in your heart.” We know it’s not just about us -- it’s about you: the meals you share, the memories you make, and the laughs you enjoy, with each other and with the entire Valley Diner staff, many of whom have been working (and laughing) with us for decades.

The Valley Diner is a meeting place where everyone is welcome; where you can escape the monotony of everyday life and enjoy an affordable meal in a relaxed, family-run atmosphere. We take pleasure in your company and are thankful for the opportunity to continue serving you. From our family to yours – come see us soon, in good health, happiness, and love!

The Valley Diner: Nourishing Our Community since 1978​​