O’Rourke’s Diner reopening soon!

 Zippy the Pinhead & Bill Griffith at O’Rourke’s, 1999
Photo by Larry Cultrera 

On August 31, 2006, after a devastating fire and unfortunately, no fire insurance, it looked like the end for one of Connecticut’s if not America’s most beloved diners. But more than likely because of its fame and recognition as well as its loyal clientele, like the mythical Phoenix, O’Rourke’s Diner of Middletown will rise from the ashes and serve old & new patrons within the next few weeks if all goes according to plan. A Hartford Courant article from yesterday by Alaine Griffin had the hopeful news….

Contact Alaine Griffin at agriffin@courant.com.

Visit www.courant.com/diner for video and photos from the fire and rebuilding of O’Rourke’s Diner.