Flashback time: One of the first diners I ever went to was in Binghamton, NY. The Spot in Binghampton showed me how great diners could truly be. Every time I drive through Binghamton I make a special effort to stop. Despite not being in NJ, this is one of my favorite diners to date.
The outside is a very casual vibe and is made out of cobblestone. It can easily be seen from the 81 highway. The inside has plenty of light and booths. I always try and get a booth next to one of the windows. You walk in next to the bakery so get to sit within view of that most of the time.
One of my favorite parts of this diner is the friendliness of the staff. I have eaten at the diner alone and with family and friends. The staff is always so polite. I don’t have a problem eating at restaurants alone and have done it a few times.
Each time I go, the coffee is always refilled quickly. The whipped cream isn’t my favorite but plenty of coffee is always a positive thing.
The diner has everything you can imagine. The Spot has pancakes, seafood, dinner, sandwhiches…everything. Keep in mind I’ve been going to this diner for the last 5 years (way before I knew the glory of NJ diners). I was always overwhelmed with the possibilities!
This diner Greek Salad is one of my favorites. The salad comes with pita bread, anchovies, grape leaves, feta cheese, onions and I always add gyro meat I like that the gyro is cooked in oil so it’s very juicy. I don’t post a lot about it but I really like Gyro meat, but oddly enough it’s hard to find at diners!
The cost for the salad (with gyro) and coffee is 12 dollars. It’s a really good deal and I can’t ever complain.
Overall thoughts: A
Would I come back?
Whenever I am traveling through Binghamton, I always try and hit up the Spot. It’s one of my favorite diners and a great stop along I-81. I always recommend it.
Overall thoughts: A
Questions for you:
Do you have a restaurant you like to go to while traveling?
Have you ever had Gyro meat?