The Diner is a full service restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering (on site, drop off or pick up) with Beer and Wine. All of our menus feature fresh preparations using local ingredients when ever possible. American modern meets American Icon at the South Coast Local Diner, Dinner & BBQ. BBQ Night every night.
Al McDermott spent the first half of the 1900?s serving food and beverages from his horse-drawn wagon to mill workers. In the 1950?s, his movable business grew roots with several diners, which included the illustrious Al Mac?s Diner. Though it's been recently renovated under the new management, the diner still retains all the vintage touches that made it so uniquely classic, including a huge neon sign, a projecting vestibule, and a stainless steel exterior. The nostalgia seeps into the menu, as well, making the old-school diner a popular spot for local folk, politicians on the campaign trail, and time-traveling greasers. Breakfast includes staples such as french toast and steak and eggs, and lunch features the likes of meatball sandwiches and burgers. At dinner, entrees such as gravy-smothered meatloaf and spaghetti covered in a generations-old family red sauce glide across the tables.
Even while honoring the old days, the owners of Al Mac's aren't afraid to embrace the future. They actively seek to reduce their carbon footprint, adopting eco-friendly practices such as composting, stocking recycled materials, and using all-natural cleaning agents.
Baccari's dishes out home-style helpings of lovingly prepared fare fit for mealtimes at any hour of the day. The family-owned-and-operated eatery keeps its robust breakfast menu available until 2 p.m., satisfying late risers needing nutrients after a long night of heckling constellations. Browse marauding hordes of omelettes ($6.75+) pancakes ($4.50+), and Belgian waffles ($6.95+) seeking to plunder tummies of their hunger troves. Dinnervores will prowl a palatable prairie of 16-inch pizzas ($11.95+), specialty burgers ($9.95), and sandwiches, as well as a herd of entrees including steak tips sided with your choice of rice pilaf, potato salad, or fries ($11.95).
Sparky's Coney Island System was first opened in 1915 by Theodore Kanelos, who envisioned a place where families could come for quality wieners. Nearly a century later, the restaurant is still going strong after being handed down through the generations, serving both warm breakfasts and classic wieners. Patrons can chow down on wieners slathered with meat sauce and onions, crispy fish 'n' chips, and stuffed omelets at any time. Or, if something green or lighter is required, there's grilled chicken or clam chowder.
At Good Days, the gears on a 1950s vending machine turn, sending a Coca-Cola bottle tumbling to the bottom. Smiles festoon vintage photos hanging on walls. And on hot days, an ice cream window refuses to stay shut, its staffer serving an endless line of customers who await their chance at a locally-made scoop. This is where the nostalgic and the simply hungry go to quell their cravings for American fare and breakfast served all day. In booths and at tables, forks dive into fish and chips, moist turkey roasted in house, and French toast made with dense slices of banana-nut bread. The restaurant is open seven days a week, just enough time to try almost everything on the menu or proclaim a new favorite dish 21 times.
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