Route 248 “Diner” (Easton, PA)

Route 248 Diner

Route 248 Diner (Easton, PA)

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.

Route 248 Diner Atmosphere: B
The Route 248 Diner is clean, and it’s a pleasant atmosphere, but it reminds me more of a steakhouse, not a diner.  In fact, except the name, nothing even screams diner. There are plenty of big-screen TVs, tables and a lounge with a bar.

Route 248 Diner Coffee: B
The coffee was fresh, but there was nothing unusual or unique.  It was boring, and I forgot to take a photo.

Route 248 Diner Service: B
It was clear the bigger tables at the Route 248 Diner 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 took me about 15 minutes to stand in line and pay.

Route 248 Diner Food: B
The food at the Route 248 Diner is catered more towards a steakhouse as well.  The Route 248 Diner menu had several new dishes, including crab cakes and I opted for their brand new salmon avocado salad.  It had avocado, bleu cheese, pico de gallo, feta and onions. It was a good combination, and it was delicious.  There were plenty of greens, and the lettuce wasn’t white, as many lettuce based salads are. Route 248 Diner

The salad, thankfully, came with dinner rolls with cinnamon butter. Personally, I prefer bread with my salads.  The cinnamon butter was unique, and I liked it.Route 248 Diner

The Route 248 diner also has all of the diner-style usual foods including serving breakfast all day, a full menu of dinner options, and a full-service bar.

Route 248 Diner Cost: $
For my coffee and salad, the cost was $20.  I’ve had more and less expensive dishes, so I can’t complain.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Service: B
Food: B
Cost: $12-20
Overall: B

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back to Route 248 Diner (Easton, PA)?

The Route 248 Diner (Easton, Pa) wasn’t bad, but it isn’t a diner.  In fact, I honestly don’t know that the Route 248 Diner had any qualities that make it a diner.  That being said, it’s a good restaurant and the food is good.

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Questions for you:
Do you generally like restaurant dinner rolls?
Is butter a carb?