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Rudy’s Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Rudy’s Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

On the way back to Virginia, I stopped at Rudy’s Family Restaurant in Harrington, De. I’ve wanted to stop there for years, but the timing never works out. It’s right off the road, so it’s an easy stop for anyone passing through.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Atmosphere: A
Rudy’s Family Restaurant is a lot bigger than it looks. Outside it’s a clean, modern building. Once you walk in the restaurant, it’s shiny, metallic, and every part of a diner that you would expect. There is even a kid’s party room if you want to host a party.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Coffee:  C
The coffee was ok, not great. There was nothing unique or unusual about it, but it wasn’t terrible either.

Food: B
Rudy’s Family Restaurant has everything a diner would have. There are plenty of breakfast options, lunch, and salad, as well as dinner specials. If you are passing through Harrington and need a spot that will please everyone, Rudy’s Family Restaurant is it.

I always appreciate a good greek appetizer and ordered the Greek Sampler. It was more of a Greek salad and as far as I could tell there was no difference in the Greek salad versus the Greek Sampler minus the Sampler had Gyro meat. It came with lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, gyro meat, pita bread, and grape leaves. The sampler was good but nothing unique or special. I would order it again.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

For my entree, I decided to order the BLT, which was good.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

It wasn’t “great,” but there was nothing terrible about it either. The french fries were crispy, which is how I like them.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Service: B
The waitress was friendly, but it took a while for our food to come out and then to receive a check.

Price: $
For my appetizer, coffee, and BLT, it was only $17. The BLT meal itself was $4.99.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I liked Rudy’s Family Restaurant, and it was an easy stop south. I would go back if the opportunity presents itself.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: C
Food: B
Service: B
Price: $5-12
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite appetizer?
Do you stop during road trips? 

 

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Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown)

Recently, I was driving through Hummelstown. I haven’t been out in the area in years (it’s right near Hershey Park). I was driving through the mid-morning, and while I wasn’t starving, I was hungry, so I decided to stop. The Soda Jerk Diner & Dairy Bar is a family friendly themed diner. If you’re on your way to visit Hershey Park, it’s a perfect stop.

The Soda Jerk Diner is located in a small strip mall. When I arrived mid-morning, I got the last parking spot in the lot.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Soda Jerk Diner Atmosphere: A
The Soda Jerk Diner stands out in the strip mall. It’s a large shiny, chrome restaurant front.  When you walk in, you feel like you are in a blast from the past and walking into a diner. It’s everything you picture in a restaurant from the checkerboard floor, shiny tables, and jukeboxes. You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque diner if you tried.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Soda Jerk Diner Coffee: A

The coffee at the Soda Jerk Diner was brewed hot and fresh, and it was delicious. I have no complaints.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA) coffee

Soda Jerk Diner Food: B
I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for. The Soda Jerk Diner menu has everything from breakfast specials, lunch, and dinner. They are known for their ice cream, home fries, and french toast. Since I wasn’t starving, I decided to order the Greek salad with salmon. I also added a cup of spicy crab soup because it sounded good.

The spicy crab soup was a pleasant surprise. I like spicy food, and the spicier, the better. The soup had a nice kick but wasn’t overly powerful.

The salad was ok. It was by no means the best salad or best diner salad I’ve had. I could have used more greens as well as pita bread, grape leaves, or anchovies. I doubt I would order it again.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA) salad

Soda Jerk Diner Service: A
The waitress was friendly and my food came out quickly. I have no complaints.

Soda Jerk Diner Cost: $
For my soup, coffee, and salad, it was $20.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Soda Jerk Diner:
I liked the Soda Jerk Diner in Hummelstown. I would go back, but I would probably order something else.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $10-20

Overall: A

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Questions for you:

Have you been to Hershey Park?

Do you like spicy foods?

Park Place Diner (Denver, PA)

Park Place Diner (Denver, PA)

Park Place Diner (Denver, Pa)

While traveling through PA, I decided to stop at the Park Place Diner in Denver, PA.

The Park Place Diner is right off the Pa Turnpike if you’re driving through. I was looking for something easy and right off the road.Park Place Diner Denver PA

Park Place Diner (Denver, PA) Atmosphere: A
The Park Place Diner is everything you picture in a diner. It’s big, cobblestone, and has plenty of windows.

The inside has rows of booths, tables, as well as a full-length bar. You walk by the dessert case, and it was enough to have me committed.

Park Place Diner Denver PA

Coffee: A
The waitress brewed a fresh pot of coffee. The coffee mug was a logo mug, and the coffee was just plain good, if not one of the best I’ve recently.

Park Place Diner Denver PA

Park Place Diner (Denver, PA) Food: A

The Park Place Diner menu has everything a diner would have. There is breakfast all day, plenty of lunch and dinner specials.

A few of the Park Place Diner menu items that caught my eye:

  • french toast
  • prime rib
  • baked ham
  • fried chicken

I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for. I ultimately decided I wanted some greens and ordered the Greek salad was salmon. The salad was huge and also came with both anchovies and grape leaves. Having a Greek salad without grape leaves seems naked. In all the salad was excellent and I have no complaints.

Park Place Diner Denver PA

Park Place Diner (Denver, PA) Dessert: A
I ordered a raspberry mousse cup to go, and it was delicious. The outer shell was a chocolate shell which made it even better. After cake, I like mousse and frosting type of desserts.

Park Place Diner Denver PA

Service: A
The waitress was friendly, and my food came out quickly. It felt like I blinked, and it was there.

 Cost: $
For my salad and dessert, it was $22.

Summary/Overall Thoughts of the Park Place Diner (Denver, PA):
I enjoyed the Park Place Diner, and I’ll be back again.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Dessert: A
Service: A
Cost: $15-20
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
What are your favorite salad toppings?
What is your favorite dessert?

Amwell Valley Diner (Ringoes)

Amwell Family Diner (Ringoes, NJ)

Recently I went to the Amwell Valley Diner in Ringoes, NJ. It’s only about an hour from me, so it’s surprising it’s taken me this long to venture up there.

I arrived at Amwell Famly Diner around noon on Sunday. I expected the Amwell Family Diner to be more crowded, but I quickly found a booth.

Amwell valley diner ringoes

Amwell Family Diner Atmosphere: A
The Amwell Valley Diner is an old school metallic diner. It matches everything you visualize in a diner from the chrome exterior to the powder blue booths inside.  There are plenty of booths, tables, as well as a full-length bar.

Amwell Family Diner Coffee: A
The Amwell Valley Diner brews the local Lacas coffee which was a nice surprise. Even though the mug was small, it was refilled often.

Amwell valley diner ringoes

Amwell Family Diner Food: B
The Amwell Valley Diner menu has all of the stereotypical diner options: eggs, wraps, and a few dinner options. There isn’t anything unique on the menu, but it has enough options to please anyone.

At the Amwell Family Diner, I decided to order the new Mediterranian sampler. It came with olives, hummus, pita, Tzatziki sauce, and an olive tapenade. It was thrown together and could have used a better presentation. Other than that, it was good. There was nothing special but a good appetizer I would order again.

Amwell valley diner ringoes

Keeping in a Greek mood, I decided to order a gyro with fries. The gyro was stuffed with plenty of gyro meat, Tzatziki sauce, and lettuce. The fries were nice and crispy, which is my favorite.Amwell valley diner ringoes

Amwell Family Diner Service: A
The food came out quickly at the Amwell Family Diner, and the waitress was friendly and funny. It was clear all of the waitresses enjoyed their job and working there.

Amwell Family Diner Price: $
For my appetizer, gyro, and coffee, it was $18.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Amwell Family Diner?
I liked the Amwell Valley Diner and would go back. It was a pleasant stop.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $8-15
Amwell Family Diner Overall: A

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Questions for you:

Do you like gyros? 

What is your favorite kind of fries? Crispy? Waffle? 

Cosmos Diner (Wilmington, DE)

Cosmos Diner (Wilmington, DE)

Cosmos Diner and Restaurant (Wilmington, DE)

Last week, I went to Cosmos Diner and Restaurant in Wilmington, DE. Growing up in VA, there was a Cosmos Diner right down the road from us. As teenagers, we would love to go.  Long story short, they moved the entire building to a completely different state, and the diner no longer exists.  It has nothing to do with this Cosmos Restaurant, but it does give me nostalgia.

Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) Atmosphere: B
When I arrived for lunch at Cosmos Diner (Wilmington), it was busy, but I still managed to get a table. Sitting in the middle wasn’t my first choice, but when it’s busy, it’s busy. The outside Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) is all cobblestone, while the inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a bar.

Cosmos Restaurant wilmington De

There wasn’t anything too unique about Cosmos Diner (Wilmington), but it’s a big space with plenty of seating.

Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) Coffee: A
The coffee was hot and fresh, and the whipped cream was homemade! I haven’t had homemade whipped cream in a while, so it was a pleasant and exciting treat.

Cosmos Restaurant wilmington De

Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) Food: B
The Cosmos Diner menu has everything you expect from a diner with a little greek flare.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to order but settled on the Greek Plate Appetizer and a breakfast sandwich.

The Greek Plate was good and came with Grilled Pita, Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, & Feta Cheese. It was served with fresh Tzatziki Sauce.

Cosmos Restaurant wilmington De

I was relatively disappointed with the breakfast BLT sandwich at Cosmos Diner (Wilmington). While it was good, I hoped for more. Maybe a side? It just seemed boring with just the sandwich. It was a good sandwich but nothing too exciting.

Cosmos Restaurant wilmington De

Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) Service: B
Our waitress at Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) was friendly, and our food came out fast. The issue was when we went to get the check; it took a long time. I needed to hit the road, but it took a while. In all, it was good service minus when I needed to leave.

Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) Price: $$
For my appetizer, sandwich, and coffee, it was $25.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to Cosmos Diner (Wilmington)?
I liked Cosmos Diner (Wilmington), and it’s a good stop for anyone passing through Wilmington or local. I would go back. I would probably order a lunch item next time.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: B
Cost: $10-20
Cosmos Diner (Wilmington) Overall: B

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite breakfast?
Where is somewhere you went growing up? Have you been to Cosmos Diner (Wilmington)? 

 

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