A while ago, I visited the Route 248 diner in Easton, PA. Right before I moved to Alabama, I went to several out of state diners (like yesterday’s review at the Gateway Diner). While my primary goal is to go every NJ diner, PA diners are often closer to me. Plus I drive through PA frequently.
I arrived at the 248 Diner around 4 pm on a Saturday, and they were packed. A packed diner is always a good sign that people like it. The waitress informed me they had several large parties.
The Route 248 Diner is clean, and it’s a nice atmosphere, but it reminds me more of a steakhouse, not a diner. In fact, with the exception of the name, nothing even screams diner. There are plenty of big screen TVs, tables and a lounge with a bar.
The coffee was fresh, but there was nothing unusual or unique. It was boring and I forgot to take a photo.
It was clear the bigger tables took precedence and everything about the service was slow. The waitress was very friendly but barely came to the table. When I went to pay at the front, there was a line of 8 people! It actually took me about 15 minutes to stand in line and pay.
The food at the Route 248 Diner is catered more towards a steakhouse as well. They had several new dishes and I opted for their brand new salmon avocado salad. It had avocado, bleu cheese, pico de gallo, feta and onions.
For my coffee and salad, the cost was $20. I’ve had more and less expensive dishes so I can’t complain.
Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
The Route 248 Diner wasn’t bad, but it isn’t a diner. In fact, I honestly don’t know that it had any qualities that make it a diner. That being said, it’s a good restaurant and the food is good.
Other Recent PA Diners:
Trivet Diner (Allentown)
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