Deluxe on Broadway's cooks craft homespun diner fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, skillfully blending milk shakes and whisking together house-made quiche. Outdoor seating allows diners to sip coffee without taking a break from sunbathing or snowball fighting, and other guests can take refuge behind booths or on stools before the counter. Between bites, diners can take advantage of the WiFi service or peruse the framed pictures and frame-worthy thumbtacks that adorn the Tuscan yellow walls.
Flavor wizards sling a menu of fresh fare at The Manchester Diner, which was named after the 1910 Manchester building that housed famous figures such as Hank Jones and Flannery O'Connor. Grillmasters prepare each burger to order, perching the patty atop a toasted bun and pairing it with an edible coterie of coleslaw and a pickle. Beneath a mosaic of tiles and pendant lamps, diners can customize beefy bites with a slew of toppings, such as sautéed mushrooms, bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and french fries. Like certified-organic princesses, salads come crowned with premium ingredients, such as the fresh Norwegian salmon, blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, and feta that festoon the Royal salad. Lettuce whisperers toss the mesclun field salad with fresh melon and grilled chicken before servers whisk it to tables with citrus vinaigrette harvested from the tears of freshly zested lemons.
Artie's Delicatessen derives its name from famed restaurateur Artie Cutler, whose family realized his dream of opening a 1930s Jewish-style delicatessen packed with traditional favorites such as tongue, potato pancakes, and cheese blintzes. Two diners peruse the menu for traditional favorite dinner entrees, such as:
Passersby may feel compelled to stop outside of Stargate Restaurant because, well, there's a stop sign hanging from the storefront. Sort of. Upon closer inspection, the crimson octagon doesn't actually say "STOP," but instead frames a stylized knife and fork, beckoning people to come inside and eat. Those who follow the sign's suggestion are rewarded with an extensive eight-page menu, which begins with a bounty of breakfasts that includes everything from omelets to waffles.
In the afternoon, patrons explore wraps, 14 different burgers, malts, and housemade soups. Dinner entrees are a bit more elegant, with steak and seafood dishes. Or, patrons can stick to breakfast items, which, like the worst dance teams, are served all day.
For more than 85 years, Lexington Candy Shop has been comforting palates with old-fashioned eats, such as burgers, sandwiches, and ice-cream floats. Guests can belly up to the retro counter or grab a table, then select either two sandwiches from more than 20 basic options or two burgers prepared with 100% Black Angus beef from more than 15 burger configurations. Settle incisor indecision by landing them in a jumbo mozzarella-bacon burger ($10.75), a jumbo Lexington butter burger ($9.50), or veggie-friendly garden burger with cheese and a degree in horticulture ($8.25). If it's not the burger's day, try a classic liverwurst ($5.95) or fresh-sliced turkey sandwich ($11.95) before quenching dessert thirst with tasty ice-cream floats made with Bassetts Ice Cream of Philadelphia and available in root beer, Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, or ginger ale, or malted or frosted milkshakes ($7.50, each).
Dishing out classic, American comfort fare in retro diner fashion, the upbeat servers at EJ's charm tables with classic sandwiches, salads, and breakfast plates. Build a burger via EJ's new menu of pattied palate pleasers. The 8-ounce certified Angus beef burger is a meat paperweight adorned with ringed red onions, pickles, lettuce, and slaw or french fries (a $10 value). Diners can appease bovine BFFs by opting for an 8-ounce freshly ground chicken patty (a $9.50 value) or a jumbo veggie burger, which, though smaller than a frisbee, comes slathered with guacamole and layers of tomatoes and sprouts (a $10 value).