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History

 

Morin’s Hometown Bar & Grille (commonly referred to as Morin's Diner), has been a cornerstone of downtown Attleboro, Massachusetts for the last century. 

Through the years, the original cable-car diner has grown into a 250-seat family-style restaurant.  Open seven days a week, Morin's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also offers daily specials, weekly buffets, and off-site catering.  In addition to the diner and restaurant, we also feature a cocktail lounge and function room perfect for small meetings or celebrations.                 

Since 1911 Morin's mission has not changed. We continue to care for our customers and pair great service with great food, all at comfortable prices.

 

---- cablecar (large)In 1911, J.B. Morin opened a 12-stool diner known as the Franklin Diner on Mill Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The diner flourished in downtown Attleboro and the thriving business allowed J.B. to grow, which he did in the 1930's, opening a second diner.

   With the onset of World War II, two of J.B's four sons were sent overseas.  While John Morin did not return, R. "Russell" Morin returned with a passion to expand his father's business.  Russell became the sole owner of the diner after buying out his two brothers.  He immediately began to expand by catering off-premise functions and renovating the small diner into a family diner.


 Russell continued to expand the business buying the adjoining buildings, to increase both the kitchen and seating areas. His two sons quickly learned the trade, and after attending Cornell University and serving in the U.S Army they also returned with an interest in further expanding the family business.
 

   Russell Morin Jr. moved the catering busniess to the Attleboro Industrial Park in 1983, and William Morin remained with the diner.  In 2010, Morin's Diner was featured on the Food networks "Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives,"  and Fine Catering by Russell Morin  became one of  the premiere caterers in New England.  This past year Morin's celebrated its 100th year in business, and with two sons actively involved, the tradition continues.


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The photo to the left shows the original Franklin Diner, opened in 1911 by Jean Baptiste Morin.  The Diner has since changed location to its current home in downtown Attleboro, expanding and improving as the business is handed down with each generation.
Check out some of the articles written about Morin's!
100 Years in Business
100 Years of Good Food
Morin's 100th Anniversary

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