You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well, neither would we, and since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Providence: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (20 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires—today's expires in one year). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
Horse-powered trains, the precursor to steam engines and monorails, were the first to feature both lunch cars and outhouse cars that doubled as sleeper cars for lowly magicians. Hop aboard and fill up inside a legendary lunch car with today's deal: for $8, you get $20 worth of American breakfast and lunch fare at The Liberty Elm Diner, which was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. This local hangout is open until 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch six days a week (closed Monday) at its Elmwood location near Roger Williams Park and Zoo.
Liberty Elm's menu unites breakfast and lunch options in culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves. Breakfast boasts a crowd of breakfast crowd-pleasers, including coffee drinks (from $1.75), fresh-baked muffins ($1.75), scones ($2.25), omelettes made with local cage-free eggs ($8.95), stacks of buttermilk pancakes ($6 for three or $4.50 for two), and unlimited bacon aromas (free). The Liberty Elm serves lunch classics such as burgers ($6.75–$8.95), salads ($3.75–$6.95), and a house-roasted turkey-breast sandwich ($6.95), among others. Multiple vegetarian options are also offered, including roasted tofu veggie (spiced tofu w/ roasted sweet potato, grilled onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, $6.75) and the marshmallowy, peanut-buttery grilled fluffer nutter sandwich ($3.50, add $0.50 for banana).
The Liberty Elm Diner occupies an authentic Worchester Locomotive lunch car and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but narrowly missed a spot on the Best Places to Solve Mysteries list compiled by the Boxcar Children. The interior features works of local art and live music, and radiates an overwhelming gravitational pull for vacant stomachs and asteroids. With an emphasis on the neighboring community and local agriculture, The Liberty Elm also donates 1% of all profits to planting Dutch-Elm Liberty trees, unlike the greedy Johnny Appleseed, who used all of his profits on exotic pets.
The Liberty Elm Diner was awarded Best Home Away From Home 2009 by the Providence Phoenix and featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The Providence Journal and the Providence Phoenix both highly recommend it:
- The atmosphere here is casual and not rushed. The place has oodles of personality. – Gail Ciampa, Providence Journal
- Every neighborhood should have a diner like the Liberty Elm...Thought and care has been taken in assembling a menu sprinkled with items that will prompt an “Oooh — look what they’ve got!” — if not by you, then by somebody at a nearby table. – Bill Rodriguez, Providence Phoenix
- This place is great! The menu offers everything you could possibly want for breakfast and a real cool environment too. The staff is very friendly and helpful. – Servio Gomez, Urbanspoon
777 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02907Get Directions