Recently, I rounded out Mercer County by going to my last diner (as of now) in the County. Even though Mercer County is one of the smaller counties, it is the first county I’ve completed.
I arrived on a Sunday around brunch time, and it wasn’t overly crowded. I was hungry and happy to quickly get a table.
The diner looks like a local favorite. The outside is plenty of windows. It’s reasonably big with plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar. The booths are cramped, and I felt like I was sharing my meal with everyone. The inside could use an update and several of the booths had rips and tears in them.
The coffee took a while to get to us but once it did; it was one of the better coffees I’ve had. The whipped cream was also homemade which made a huge difference.
Pat’s Original Diner has many different options for breakfast, to lunch, and dinner. They don’t have a lot of healthy choices so if you’re looking for that, this might not be your stop.
I have been twice now, and the second time I decided to order the French toast and Taylor ham. The French toast had cinnamon baked in which I definitely appreciated. It was light and fluffy. The scrambled eggs and Taylor ham were both good.
The waitress was nice, but she didn’t come around much. I could have used a lot more water and refills.
For the coffee, French toast, eggs, and Taylor ham the cost was $10.
In all, Pats Original Diner started off rough, but it did get better. The homemade whipped cream in the coffee definitely boosted it up.
Questions for you:
Do you like French toast?
What is your favorite brunch item?