While visiting Angela in New Castle, Colorado, she recommended we try the New Castle Diner. I can never argue with Angela or diners. New Castle is a small Colorado mountain town that reminds me of my college town in upstate, NY but surrounded by mountains. It’s a whole different world than New Jersey.
The New Castle Diner is one of the few restaurants located in town, but if a town has a restaurant, it has to be a diner right?
Of any diner I’ve been too, the New Castle Diner is the most small town, perfect diner you can imagine. While it’s in a small strip mall, the inside looks like a step back into a time machine with cardboard cutouts of Elvis, vintage posters, shiny red booths and of course the stereotypical: “diner tables”.
Our waitress was great. She was funny, a little sarcastic and refilled everything. Our food came out quickly, and I have no complaints.
The coffee at the New Castle Diner was brewed hot and fresh, and the waitress gave us plenty of whipped cream in our coffee.
The New Castle Diner has a small menu with a few breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. They don’t serve breakfast all day which is upsetting because they had several delicious breakfast options including breakfast wraps and omelets.
I decided to try their soup of the day and “tri-tip salad”. The soup of the day was the garden vegetable, and it had a small kick with plenty of carrots, onions, and celery. It was one of the better soups I’ve had.
The Tri-Tip salad is one of the New Castle Diner specialties. It came with steak, onions, croutons, red peppers, fresh lettuce, and a roll. The steak was a difficult to cut, but not bad. It all the salad was good, and I can see why it was one of their specialties. The roll was one of the better salad rolls I’ve had. In all the food was good. Was it 5 stars? No, but it was good.
For my soup, salad, coffee, it was $15.
Summary/Would I Come Back?
I enjoyed the New Castle Diner, and it is definitely a hidden gem in New Castle. If you’re on the road on I-70, I would recommend it.
Questions for you:
Have you ever been to a small town diner?
What is your favorite soup?