The State Line Diner
After a friend recommended the State Line Diner a few months ago, I added it to my “diner to do list.” I have wanted to try the diner for a while so when we were driving back from Syracuse it seemed like the perfect opportunity.
The State Line Diner is a picture perfect diner. The outside signs are retro. The inside is clean, modern and neat. You enter the restaurant directly in front of the bakery. The diner has a few main rooms with plenty of booths, tables and even a bar area. The diner itself was crowded, but we quickly found a seat. That is the thing about diners, is that the parking lot can be full but there is somehow never a long wait for a table.
The waitress was extremely friendly, straight to the point and on her game. She gave us great food recommendations and refilled our beverages quickly. She had several tables, but we watched as she gave each table personal recommendations and was very friendly. She took her time and made everyone feel right. She is one of the best waitresses I’ve come across.
The coffee was perfect. It was refilled a lot, and the whipped cream was clearly homemade. It was hot every single time, and I never had a bad cup.
The State Line Diner has a 10-page menu. They have everything from breakfast to pizza and, of course, staple diner options and salads too.
I ordered the egg salad sandwich and French fries. I have been in an egg salad mood lately, and this sandwich was large and in charge. I had run the Festival of Races earlier in the day, and I was hungry. The French fries were cooked perfectly and not soggy or burnt. Everything was good and cooked well. I enjoyed how big the sandwich was, and it needed toothpicks to keep it together!
Several people had advised me try the Rainbow Cake. When we asked our waitress for dessert recommendations, she also said it was the best dessert they had. I’m normally a chocolate cake person, but I must admit the Rainbow cake was incredible. I also had ice cream because cake and ice cream is a staple. The Rainbow cake was a vanilla tie dyed flavor cake with chocolate frosting and a chocolate layer in between.
For my meal, coffee, ice cream and cake the cost was $30. To be honest, the quality and amount of food is justified, and it was a great deal.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back:
I’m very glad I don’t live close by because I would be at the State Line Diner very frequently. The food, the dessert, service and coffee is all perfect.
It’s in the top 5% of diners I’ve been too and a must stop for anyone!
Questions for you:
Have you ever had Rainbow Cake?
How do you like your French fries?
Steak fries, waffle fries, stringy, burnt, soggy?