Sage Diner (Onley, VA)

Sage Diner (Onley, VA)

Recently I went to the Sage Diner with my parents on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  This Sage Diner is not to be confused with the Sage Diner in Mount Laurel.  Coincidentally, my parents went too a few years ago. I drive down the Eastern Shore (from New Jersey to my hometown of Virginia Beach) regularly, but I haven’t been to a lot if diners on the Eastern Shore.

Sage Diner (Onley, VA) Atmosphere: B
The Sage diner is located right on Route 13 and has a huge sign located outside, so it’s hard to miss.  There are several locations.

The building reminds me of a local family is owned business  It’s a casual brick building with a sign that says Sage Diner.  The inside is a large square room with several booths and tables as well as a bar.  There is nothing unique about it but does have a cute small town feel to it.

Sage Diner (Onley, VA) Coffee: B
The waitress brewed a fresh pot and it was brewed hot. There was nothing unique about the coffee and there were a few grounds inside.  Other then that, it wasn’t too bad.

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Sage Diner (Onley, VA) Service: B
Our waitress was very friendly but she got several parts of our order wrong including my parent’s soup as well as my pudding.  She blamed it comically on “being senile”. (Her words not mine).

She was friendly and treated us as if she had known us for years.

Sage Diner (Onley, VA) Food: B
The Sage Diner menu is huge.  They have the basic breakfast staples such as eggs and pancakes but nothing unusual.  I decided to try the special, “The chicken souvlaki.”  To be honest I had no idea what would come out!

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I assumed there would be chicken but after that…I had no idea.  The chicken souvlaki had grilled chicken with roasted vegetables and a very thick and heavy oil.  To be honest, there was so much oil it turned into a soup at the bottom of my plate.  The meal itself was good though.  I enjoyed the roasted vegetables and chicken.  It oddly enough reminded me of a grilled fajita on a pita (diner rhyming?).

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It also came with a side salad which was a perfect compliment.  The menu stated the special came pudding, however, the waitress forgot and by the time she remembered it was time to go.

In summary, I enjoyed my food at the Sage Diner and it was typical of a diner.

Sage Diner (Onley, VA) Cost: $
For my special and coffee, the cost was $13.  It was a lot of food for not a lot of money so I can’t complain.

Summary/Would I come back to the Sage Diner (Onley, VA)?

I enjoyed the Sage Diner and it’s a great stop on the Eastern Shore.  If you are heading through the Eastern Shore, I would recommend stopping by the Sage Diner.

Atmosphere: B
Service: B
Coffee: B
Food: B
Cost: $10-15
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
Have you ordered anything off a menu having no idea what to expect?
Have you ever traveled down route 13 on the Eastern Shore?


  1. I love Thai food! I will order anything off the menu and not really care what is going to come out of the kitchen because I have never hated a Thai dish (from an authentic restaurant)!

  2. That’s a great idea to order something unexpected. I suppose you could have googled what is a souvlaki but it’s kind of nice to go back to the “olden” days when you couldn’t google the menu! Fun

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