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.
The exterior 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.
The coffee was good, but there was nothing or unique about it. I could have used a few more refills.
The waitress 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 terribly busy, our waitress didn’t come over as much as we needed.
Like the stereotypical shiny exterior, the 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.
The French fries tasted as if they were cooked with some sort of 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.
For my coffee and sandwich, the cost was $18. It’s definitely more pricey than the average diner, but the food was worth it.
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.
Closeby Diners I’ve been: Papermoon
Questions for you:
Do you like crab cakes?
What is a food local to you?