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What do you order in a diner?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Oct 7, 2013.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    For those of you who eat in diners, what do you like to order in them? I generally stay with breakfast, soup and milkshakes.
  2. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Me too..
  3. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Breakfast. I judge a diner on how good its hash browns are. No hash browns? Instant fail.

    If dinner, a sandwich (reuben, turkey, cheesesteak, something like that).

    Public Service Announcement: If you drink water, always ask for no lemon... it's the dirtiest thing in the restaurant!
  4. +1 on the lemon.
    I'm generally a tuna melt guy. Special.
  5. Breakfast or a pattymelt. I agree, no hashbrowns = fail!
  6. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    Depends when I go. For breakfast I like omelets with hash browns or eggs with gyro meat. For lunch or dinner I like gyros, coneys, fish and chips, or a burger.
  7. Breakfast, you can tell a lot about a place on the quality of their bacon. For lunch, I love me a good Reuben.

  8. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Sorry, but I have to disagree. If it's a diner it better have the best fried chicken and gravy in town or it's just another greasy spoon.
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Breakfast (eggs, hashbrowns, toast, and gravy) or chicken fried steak.

  10. My first choice is usually a Western Omelet with hash browns and toast.
  11. Broadstbully22


    Dec 5, 2011
    Biskets and gravy.
  12. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Chicken? Not hash browns? You have a valid opinion.
  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Open faced roast beef sammich.
  14. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Corned beef hash, poached or sunnyside eggs, hash browns, toast or bagel w/ cream cheese. Lots of ketchup. I might do this four-five times a year.
  15. breakfast skillet or french dip.
  16. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Often the special,unless it doesn't appeal to me ,then it's fried chicken ,breakfast or a burger.
  17. this guy just read my mind - I usually go with their biggest breakfast deal (I only ever really go to a diner before a big road-trip), I've never had satisfactory sausage, and the bacon is never quite as crispy as I like it, but if the place is good the pancakes and the hash browns are to die for. eggs overeasy, whole wheat toast, always sticks to my ribs!
  18. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I hate when someone at the table mentions lemon, so everyone gets one. I don't even care about it being dirty, but then I have this lemon slice I DON'T WANT and have to pawn it off on someone.
  19. Breakfast. I'm a diner breakfast freak!

    And pie.
  20. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Breakfast or a patty melt, usually.

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