Dining Guide

Jigger's Diner

A delicious tradition of breakfast and lunch

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145 Main Street, East Greenwich | 401-884-6060

History of the Diner
Jigger’s is a Rhode Island dining institution – and we’re not just saying that because of their classic Johnny cakes, which draw people from all over the state for a true taste of Ocean State culinary heritage. The diner started in 1917, when owner Vilgot “Jigger” Lindberg decided to take over the lunch cart next to his successful hamburger restaurant, Lindy’s. When he moved the lunch cart to Wickford in the 1920s, Jigger built a diner in Jigger’s present location, where men in bow ties served full dinners to crowds that were two and three people deep behind each stool, waiting to get a taste. Jigger’s changed hands several times between the 1950s and the ‘80s, finally closing in 1983. The space served as storage for the adjacent paint store for nearly a decade, until Carol Shriner bought the diner and lovingly restored it to its former glory. 

In 2012, Stephen and Karie Head purchased Jigger’s. Karie has a decade of experience owning a restaurant, while Stephen, a retired police officer, has been learning the hospitality business day by day and loves interacting with new and returning customers. Jigger’s makes creative twists on old favorites, and to use the freshest ingredients, with the least amount of preservatives. “We strive to continue the Jigger’s legacy of serving quality diner food,” they say. “Our goal is to serve you delicious, hearty dishes that will bring you back for more.”

Healthy Start: Jigger’s serves a lot of lighter, health conscious breakfasts and lunches, like creative salads and veggie-full egg white omelets

Go Gluten Free: Jigger’s Diner prides itself on the extensive gluten free offerings on their  menu.

Sample Breakfast Menu

“BLT” Eggs Benedict
Fresh baby spinach, applewood smoked bacon and grilled tomato over a grilled English Muffin, topped with two poached eggs and Hollandaise

Triple Decker Monte Cristo Sandwich
Ham and cheddar between Texas French toast, with another layer of roasted turkey and Swiss add fried eggs inside

Banana Bread French Toast
Homemade banana bread, dipped in a vanilla egg bath, grilled golden.  Topped with strawberries, powdered sugar and whipped cream

Johnny Cake Combo
Two Johnny cakes, two eggs, fresh fruit and bacon, ham or sausage

Sample Lunch Menu

Grilled Salmon and Avocado Wrap
Grilled salmon fillet with light butter, served on a wheat wrap, with diner-made lemon dill sauce, lettuce, tomato and avocado

BBQ Bacon Cheddar Scraper
Handpressed angus beef, topped with applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce and crispy onion straws

Superfood Salad Plate
A bed of baby spinach, topped with diner-made kale slaw mix of shredded red and green kale, Brussels sprouts, craisins and sunflower seeds, tossed with Balsamic vinaigrette. Garnished with fresh tomato slices, avocado and Parmesan cheese