Stepping into Maryann's Diner is like opening the doors to the past. Waitresses clad in retro clothing hoist plates full of diner favorites to retro vinyl booths with sparkly red and white backs. Over at the counter, guests perch in chrome stools and sip root-beer floats and cream sodas. The classy-chic diner plays oldies, and pictures of '50s and '60s icons?including The Beatles and that guy that shook Elvis's hand once?hang on the nearby walls.
The food here is also classic Americana, everything from eggs with home fries to wraps to burgers, and it satisfies with its hearty portions and all-day breakfast menu.
The crackle of a grill and the gentle purr of beer spilling into a pint are very soothing sounds. That gleeful noise serves as a constant backdrop at The Peddler’s Daughter, punctuated occasionally by live rock or Irish music and pub trivia. The menu is varied, but everything orbits around the dishes you might find in the Irish countryside. Beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips nestle alongside shepherd’s pies filled with beef and veggies like the briefcase of someone who is only pretending to be an accountant. Burgers—topped with Guinness blue cheese påte, aged cheddar, or housemade hot sauce—vie for attention against the likes of bangers and mash. On the bar, light cuts through glasses of ruddy Newcastle, Old Speckled Hen, and Guinness.
Groveland Diner opened in December 2008. But if you didn't know any better, you would just as soon believe it was plucked straight from the 1950s. Working tirelessly to offer an experience on par with "the way it used to be," Groveland's chef Mike dishes out from-scratch comfort food, including hearty blue plate specials served on actual blue plates?a tradition that began in the 1920s when white plates could only be used at the White House.
But like any classic diner, Groveland specializes in breakfast, which is served all day. It conquers morning hunger with pancakes, omelets, and signature dishes, such as the Ye Old 2-2-2, which features two eggs, two pancakes, two bacon strips, two sausage links, and two thumbs up from those who order it.
Three Dogz Diner serves up traditional American diner fare and Southern cuisine for breakfast and lunch in a cozy, kid-friendly diner environment. Smoking specialists layer beef or pork barbeque ($5.99) and turkey sandwiches ($5.99) with thin slices of meat that has been seasoned with special dry rubs and sauces, then slowly smoked on-site over the objections of hoarse smoke detectors. The steak and cheese loads almost a pound of brisket grilled with veggies and american cheese onto an 8-inch roll ($8.39), and daily specials add edible unpredictability throughout the week. For breakfast, sample the biscuits and gravy, with two homemade biscuits bobbing in a sea of homemade sausage gravy accompanied by a pair of eggs any style ($5.79). Sneaky chefs poach the finest eggs from Faberge farms for the eggs benedict, then stack them on english muffins, add succulent ham, and smother the steaming stacks in hollandaise sauce ($6.79).
Sandee’s Restaurant’s chefs sizzle an Empire State Building–sized menu of American breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes that have helped the eatery earn awards from The Item. Diners can commence a morning meal with a sweet treat such as cranberry walnut pancakes or a belgian waffle drizzled with what snowmen wear on their birthdays: fruit and homemade whipped cream. Or, browse the menu’s selection of 10 specialty omelets stuffed with varying combinations of 17 ingredients, including feta, peppers, and applewood-smoked bacon. Traditional eggs benedict crowns croissant with ham, poached eggs, and creamy hollandaise sauce, while its Bostonian counterpart’s croissant dons scrambled eggs and corned beef hash, a mix of ingredients inventive enough to induce reconsideration of traditional notions that prevent serving breakfast for dinner or at 3 a.m. at thumping nightclubs.
Cozy up in a comfortable booth at Broadway Diner and enjoy classic diner dishes. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Broadway Diner's menu does not offer low-fat options. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Broadway Diner. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Broadway Diner is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Broadway Diner to your next party or event. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Broadway Diner.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Broadway Diner is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.