I didn’t think I would I would make it to a diner in Idaho. I couldn’t seem to find any along our route that was open when we stopped, after stopping for the night in Twin Falls, Id. We stumbled upon Choate’s Family Diner in Jerome, Id.
When in North Dakota, I knew I wanted to go to a diner. It seemed like the logical choice was Kroll’s Diner. Kroll’s Diner has four locations in Bismarck, Mandan, Minot and Fargo. Side note, I think Minot wins as the worst pace to be stationed in the Air Force.
We headed to Kroll’s Diner in Bismarck for brunch. We planned to get take out and I’m glad we did. Since masks are not required in North Dakota, not a single person in Kroll’s Diner was wearing one. I was the only one and I stuck out like a sore thumb!
On my journey across the country, I decided to stop at Lola’s Diner in Park Ridge, IL. I knew I wanted to stop at a diner in Illinois to check that off. Sadly, many Chicago diners were either closed on Tuesdays or closed due to COVID. I stumbled upon Lola’s Diner just outside of Chicago and near the airport.
Recently I was at the Andover Diner in Andover, NJ. It’s close to one of my favorite airports: Aeroflex-Andover Airport. Anyway, since I was in the area, I decided to stop at the Andover Diner. Which, for now, seems to be my last New Jersey Diner for a while.
Like all of New Jersey restaurants, the Andover Diner is only open for outdoor seating and takeout. We chose to do takeout.
While in Branchville in Sussex County, I decided to stop at the Jumboland Diner. I wasn’t terribly hungry and in fact was eating a couple of hours later, but I had wanted to go to the Jumboland for a while so I decided to get a light snack. Like all of New Jersey, the Jumboland is open for outdoor seating and takeout. They had a nice picnic table set up so I decided to eat outdoors.