Before leaving for Alabama, I found myself at the Oregon Diner in Philadelphia (How many states can reference in one line?). I originally found it because there are huge signs for the Oregon Diner near the Walt Whitman Bridge. Sometimes finding diners based on their signage can be a gamble but overall I enjoyed my trip to the Oregon Diner.
When we arrived, it was late. Dinner around 8 pm is super late for me. I wasn’t starving, but I knew if I didn’t eat I would wake around 2 am starving.
The Oregon Diner is huge. The outside has plenty of parking and could probably hold at least 200 people.
The inside has three rooms with plenty of booths and tables as well as a full bar. Each room has its own personality. We sat in a corner booth.
Our waitress was hilarious and friendly. It was clear she was a local favorite and had been working there for years. She was definitely in the top tier of waiters we’ve had.
The Oregon Diner brewed hot and fresh local Lacas coffee. The waitress also added more whipped cream than coffee. It was the best combination.
The menu at the Oregon Diner is one of the biggest of any diner I’ve been too. There are over 200 menu items and 20 pages. Since I wasn’t too hungry, I ordered the pickled beets salad with salmon.
The salad itself was a normal size, but the piece of salmon was huge. I have not had a salad with salmon that is bigger than the salad itself. It was one of the better salads I’ve had, and I was full afterward. I have no complaints.
For the coffee and salad, the cost was $17. For the amount of food, especially the amount of the salmon, it was a great deal.
Overall Summary/Would I Come Back?
I enjoyed the Oregon Diner and had a great experience. Plus it’s closeby so I will definitely be back. There are a bunch of menu items I want to try. If you are ever in the local area, I would recommend it (and invite me too).
Questions for you:
Do you like beets?