Broadway Diner (Baltimore)

Broadway Diner (Baltimore, MD)

Recently I was driving through Baltimore.  It was around lunchtime, I was hungry, so I wanted to stop.  While I’ve been to the Papermoon a few times, I wanted to try something new.  A quick search found the Broadway Diner which also appeared on the Food Network 

Broadway Diner (Baltimore) Atmosphere: A

The exterior of the Broadway Diner is everything you hope for in a diner.  It’s metallic, shiny, and retro.  It looks like you stepped into a time machine.  

The inside is just as glitzy and matches the stereotypical diner: shiny, multiple booths and tables, plus a full-length bar and a massive dessert case near the front.  

It’s everything you want and needs in a stereotypical diner. 

Broadway Diner (Baltimore) Coffee: B

The coffee at the Broadway Diner was good, but there was nothing or unique about it.  I could have used a few more refills.  

Broadway Diner Baltimore coffee

Broadway Diner (Baltimore) Service: B

The waitress at the Broadway Diner was friendly, but we definitely could have used more beverage refills.  I understand why restaurants use small water glasses, but I needed many more refills.  While the Broadway Diner wasn’t busy, our waitress didn’t come over as much as we needed.

Broadway Diner (Baltimore) Food: A

Like the stereotypical shiny exterior, the Broadway Diner menu had everything a stereotypical diner typically has.  Pancakes, sandwiches and wraps and of course pages of dinner options too.

Since we were in Baltimore, the home of (good) crabs, I decided to order the Crab Cake sandwich.  Growing up on the Chesapeake, I am a bit sensitive to “good” crab cakes, and I can say this was one of the biggest and best crab cakes I’ve ever had.  It was broiled.  It was actually difficult to figure out how to eat with the bun. 

Broadway Diner Baltimore

The French fries tasted as if they were cooked with some jalapeño pepper or the oil was reused.  I’m not entirely sure.  I’m fine with jalapeños, but if I wasn’t, I could see it causing problems.  

Cost: $$

For my coffee and sandwich, the cost was $18.  It’s more pricey than the average diner, but the food at the Broadway Diner was worth it.  

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Broadway Diner (Baltimore):

I liked the Broadway Diner, and I would go back.  The crab cake sandwich was one of the best I’ve ever had.  I will say it was odd that the french fries tasted like jalapenos but other than that the food was great. 

Summary:

Atmosphere: A

Coffee: B

Service: B

Food: A

Cost: $$

Overall: B

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