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Trivet Diner (Allentown, PA)

Trivet Diner (Allentown, PA)

A while ago, I was in Allentown, PA, and decided to stop at the Trivet Diner.

Trivet Diner Atmosphere: A
The Trivet Diner is everything you picture with a diner.  The outside is retro, shiny and metallic and the Trivet Diner is even open 24 hours.  It almost looks out of place, as if someone dropped the diner right there in the modern shopping complex.

The inside of the Trivet Diner is decorated and has a large bar and plenty of booths and tables.

Trivet Diner Service: B
The service by the waitress at the Trivet Diner was excellent.  She was extremely friendly, refilled drinks, and the food came out extremely quickly.  It was odd because one of the managers stood in the corner and stared the entire time.  It was at the point; it was somewhat uncomfortable for the diners (at least for my table).

Trivet Diner Coffee: C
The coffee at the Trivet Diner was decent.  It wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t my least favorite, either.  I don’t have anything unusual about it.

Trivet Diner coffee

Trivet Diner Food: C
The Trivet Diner menu had plenty of options, but I had had a large lunch earlier in the day.  The Trivet Diner has several specials, including senior specials. I decided to order the Greek salad with salmon.  Very rarely do diners have the actual option “Greek salad with salmon” so I went with it.

Trivet Diner salad

I was looking forward to trying it, and it was interesting. When the salad arrived, I noticed the salmon had several lemons cooked inside. I have never had lemons cooked into the actual salmon before. To be honest, it was odd, but it tasted fine.  There were also several lemons alongside the salad too.  It was like I ordered lemons with a side of salad.

The salad itself was typical of most diner salads.  There were minimal lettuce and toppings.  It wasn’t great but not awful either.  If I had been starving, I would have been disappointed.

Trivet Diner salad

Cost: $$
For salad and coffee, the cost was $16, which was expensive considering the amount of food and quality I received.  At least it came out quickly.

Overall/Would I Come Back to the Trivet Diner (Allentown, Pa)?
The Trivet Diner (Allentown) wasn’t a bad stop, but not amazing either.  If I’m back in the area, I’ll probably stop at a new place. I wouldn’t advise against it though.

Summary:
Atmosphere: A
Service: B
Coffee: C
Food: C
Cost: $18-20

You can see all of the diner reviews here. 

Questions for you:
Have you ever cooked lemons into your salmon?

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