I'm not really sure about the hype this place gets. Our hostess was wonderful, our server seemed like she was having a rough shift or salty about something. Food arrived warm, coffee was typical for a diner, our counter person was lovely. I got the Irish Benny, the Hash is canned and does not get grilled, Hollandaise broken and not even hot, dish was warmish. My partner got the Mexican Omelette, warm in the middle, weird sliced cheese on top slightly melted. The Rye Toast was excellent. Decor unclean and outdated, tables were awkward to sit at. Pretty underwhelming to be honest. I still can't believe that this establishment ranks 3rd in the state. Maybe again for lunch, it must have been an off day but I wasn't compelled to come again.
I'd pass on this one - here's why: I'm kind of a diner nerd. I love breakfast, and I love diners because of the authentic home town feel, the friendly staff, the no-nonsense food choices and generally good prices. Most diners do eggs and breakfast right. I've been to at least 100 diners. I never eat at chain restaurants. This out of the way diner has friendly staff, classic diner decor (a little heavy on the memorials for departed friends), good service, and OK, but not really good food. Most diners do it better than this. The eggs were rubbery and somehow pasty, and the OJ was almost water. The blueberry pancakes were bland and tasteless, although the blueberries were fresh and good. The bill was fair. We drove over from a nearby town but won't make that drive again when we're in the area.
The fish n chips that I had, and the sandwich/fries my mom had were excellent! The portions were generous and everything was perfectly, lightly fried. The staff was friendly and welcoming!
We decided to try a new diner in a new area and we loved it! My girlfriend is not big on breakfast but she absolutely loved this restaurant as did I.
Food is fantastic and portions are generous. Great servers won't let your coffee get cold. Definitely worth a try!