The Royal Diner exterior definitely looks like an old Friendlys. There are plenty of signs outside saying now open. I’m not sure how long ago it was transformed. That being said, it’s a big building with plenty of parking.
The inside is one big room with plenty of booths, tables, and a salad bar. You never feel like you’re sitting on top of anyone.
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh, and the waitress brought plenty of refills. It was good.
The Royal Diner has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. There is nothing unique, but it has all of the usual diner options. It is advertised they have plenty of flavors of ice cream too (Is that what Friendly’s is known for?)
I decided to order the beef gyro and the salad bar.
The salad bar had plenty of options. It had everything a small salad bar typically has: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and several kinds of salad dressings. It also had beets, bread, coleslaw, soup, and three bean salad. I thought it could use a few more options, maybe spinach or another green.
The beef gyro was good. It has a little bit too much tzatziki for my liking but other than that good.
In all my meal was good, nothing out of the ordinary but nothing bad.
I have to say, the waitresses and hostess were one of the best of any diner I’ve been too. They were all kind, funny, the food came out quickly, and I had plenty of refills. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.
For my coffee, gyro, and salad bar it was $16.
Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I liked the Royal Diner and thought it was a good stop. I would definitely go back.
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Questions for you:
What’s your favorite salad bar item?
So do you like gyros?