Driving to the Metro Diner I had no idea what to expect. The diner isn’t located in the nicest area and across the street is an adult store. I wondered if I should have checked out the diner myself before inviting others to have lunch with me. Once we got inside we realized how nice it was.
The diner is two huge rooms. The actual building is nice outside and inside it’s separated so you can either walk left or right. They took us left to a nice big spacy booth. Both sides seem to be very similar.
The coffee was excellent and kept it refilled the entire time. I asked for whipped cream and the lady was able bring me coffee and whipped cream. What was most impressive was that she also brought me whipped cream on my refill too. She even brought the can over. It was brewed fresh, hot and I had whipped cream.
The menu is one of the largest of any diner. Every type of food imaginable they have. I ordered my standard Greek salad but this time with chicken (since they didn’t have salmon). Erin and I were chatting about often times diner salads are filled with white lettuce and a few random vegetables. (This happened to me at the Cherry Hill diner). So the salad looks like more than then it actually is.
This salad was a normal amount of lettuce with lots of toppings. My favorite part though was that they gave me two full pieces of pita bread. (Double then most diners). My only question was what kind of salad dressing it was. It stated on the menu it was a house Greek. To me, it tasted like oil and vinegar (which is fine) but not house.
It was one of my favorite diner salads to date.
For my salad with chicken and coffee the total was 13 dollars (not including tip) which was a really good value. I left feeling full and having a great time.
Would I come back?
Yes! The Metro diner is one I tell Tim we should come back too. They had a lot of different options I want to try. (Plus their desserts look amazing). The Metro Diner food was filling, it was inexpensive and it had good coffee. Though it’s about 45 minutes from my house, it is worth the trip. (Especially since it’s close to Philly. So if anyone from that area wants to go, you know where to find me!).
Questions for you:
What is your favorite salad dressing?
Mine is either balsamic vinaigrette or Greek.
Have you judged a book (or restaurant) by it’s cover only to be pleasantly surprised?