A diner's oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of diner fare at Broadway Café.
At Broadway Café, grill gurus flip a dozen burger varieties, trap sandwich fixings between toasted kaiser-bun halves, and blend extra-thick milkshakes. Patrons can perch at the red-checkered Formica counters and test their mouth capacity with the deluxe burger, a beef patty loaded with fried onions and ham ($7.10) or the foot-long chili dog smothered in piquant chili sauce and creamy cheese ($7.15). The reuben ($9.85) treats taste buds to corned beef and sauerkraut laced with tangy thousand island dressing, and a hot steak sandwich ($12.50) pairs a 6-ounce top sirloin steak with house-made fries or creamy mashed potatoes. For dessert, straws plumb the creamy depths of old-fashioned chocolate, strawberry and vanilla milkshakes ($5.25) as eyes wander past the photos, posters, and framed dry-cleaning receipts of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean.