Bridgeport Flyer Diner (Mildford, CT)

Bridgeport Flyer Diner (Mildford, CT)

Over the last few months, I’ve been to Connecticut far more than ever!  That includes going to a couple of new diners too!  Recently I was in the Bridgeport and Milford area and decided to stop at the Bridgeport Flyer Diner.  I was hungry, and it was close.

Atmosphere: A
When I arrived around dinner time, it wasn’t too crowded.  The outside is that of many diners.  It’s modern but clean.  There is nothing unusual or that stands out, minus the sign that says “busses welcome.”

When I went in, the waitress motioned to sit anywhere I pleased, and I got a fun locals vibe from it.  I chose a booth since they are my preference.

Coffee: B
There was nothing unique or unusual about the coffee, but it was good.  The waitress refilled it a few times.

Food: A
The Bridgeport Flyer Diner has many options whether you want all day breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  There was almost a full page of specials which caught my eye.  I decided to order the prime rib which came with salad, vegetable, and dessert.

Since I was hungry, I also ordered the Mezze platter which was a Mediterranian platter with chicken, gyro, olives, tomatoes, salad, hummus, pita bread, and feta.  In short, I ordered way too much food but had no regrets.   Very few mezze platters include chicken and gyro, so it was a nice treat.  The appetizer itself was great, and so much food.  It could easily be a meal for someone.

Bridgeport Flyer Diner milford ct

My prime rib was cooked perfectly.  I couldn’t have asked for better prime rib and was a thick cut, cooked medium rare.  I was pleased.  I chose French fries and carrots for my sides but was rather full for the fries.

Bridgeport Flyer Diner milford ct

Dessert: B
Since my meal came with dessert, I ordered the bread pudding.  It was decent bread pudding, not my favorite but not my least.  It was good, and I would order it again.

Bridgeport Flyer Diner milford ct

Service:  A
The waitress was one of the most friendly of any diner waitress I’ve had.  She was friendly, attentive, and seemed to know every local that stopped by.

Cost: $
For my prime rib, coffee, and mezze platter, it was about $35.  It was enough for 3 people.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come back:
I liked the Bridgeport Flyer Diner, and I would definitely go back if the opportunity presents itself.

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

Overall: A 

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Questions for you:

Do you like prime rib?

Are you a local anywhere?

Nevada Diner (Bloomfield)

Nevada Diner (Bloomfield)

I’ve been looking forward to going to the Nevada Diner for a while.  I went to the State line Diner a few years ago, which has remained in my top 10 favorite diners.

I arrived to the Nevada Diner around dinner time and it wasn’t too crowded.

Atmosphere: A

The Nevada Diner is very clean, modern, and bright.  I’m not 100% why it was named the “Nevada Diner”, as it doesn’t have a big Nevada theme.  Never the less, the exterior and interior are clean.

nevada diner bloomfield nj

Image via Nevada Diner website

Coffee: A

The coffee was brewed hot and fresh each time.  The waitress refilled my beverage multiple times, and the mug was large.  One of my favorite diner coffees so far.

Nevada diner bloomfield

Food: A

The menu at the Nevada Diner is large and they have everything you want in a diner.  They also have a lot of vegan and vegetarian options, and entire juice bar.  I don’t know if I’ve seen a juice bar at a diner before.

For an appetizer, I ordered the mezze platter.  It came with two types of hummus, pita, olives, and dolmades.  It was one of the best Mediterranean platters and I took some home because it was so filling.

Nevada diner bloomfield

I decided to order the prime rib off their specials menu.  It came with a salad, two vegetables, and dessert.

Nevada diner bloomfield

The prime rib was one of the best prime ribs I’ve had at a restaurant.  It was tender and juicy without being drenched in sauce.

Both my broccoli and asparagus were cooked well too.

Nevada diner bloomfield

Dessert: A
I wasn’t hungry for dessert but I can’t turn down free bread pudding.  I liked the bread pudding but I was hoping it would be more bread like.  In all I have no complaints.

Nevada diner bloomfield

Service: A
Our waitress was both friendly and funny and it’s hard to beat that.  I always like when a server shows their personality.  The food came out quickly as well.

Cost: $$
For my coffee, prime rib special, and Mezze platter the cost was $40 which wasn’t bad considering it was two full meals.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I liked the Nevada Diner, and I can’t wait to go back.  I had no issues, and it’s a great stop.

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

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Questions for you:
Do you like prime rib?
What is your favorite dessert?

Minella’s Diner

Last month I stopped by Minella’s Diner on my way home.  The diner is only about 50 minutes from me, however, typically I prefer to stay in New Jersey side when traveling that far.

Atmosphere: A
The outside of Minella’s Diner is interesting.   The outside appears to be a typical building.  Minella's Diner outside

It’s modern and clean but there is nothing of interest.  Once you get inside, you can tell the nature of the diner.  It’s got plenty of metallic siding, booths, and tables.

Minella's Diner inside

Coffee: D
This was the first coffee in a while that I wasn’t a fan.  It tasted instant and poorly made.  The whipped cream was okay though and she gave plenty of that.  Not much else to say and after a refill, I decided I didn’t want anymore.

Minella's Diner coffee

Service: B
The waitress was extremely friendly. She refilled our beverages and made sure we were okay but it was evident her section was much larger than she should have had.  She was covering no less than 15 tables.  I felt bad because it was obvious she felt overwhelmed.

Food: B
Compared to other diners, Minella’s Diner has one of the larger menus.  Like most diners, there had plenty of dinner specials. I opted for the Prime Rib special.  It came with soup, a potato, and vegetable.

There wasn’t anything unique about the soup but it wasn’t bad either.

Minella's Diner soup

The prime rib was delicious.  The prime rib was cooked well, and I have no complaints.

Minella's Diner prime rib

The potato was boring, and there was nothing unique or unusual about it.  I ate about half of it but it didn’t do much for me. I also ordered the carrots which had a buttery sugared mixture poured on top.  The carrots were good but then again butter and sugar make everything better.

Minella's Diner carrots

A Potato and Sugar Carrots

Minella's Diner carrots

Minella's Diner sugar butter

The magic sugar butter mixture on the carrots

Dessert: A 
We asked the waitress for dessert recommendations.  She said Minella’s Diner is well known for their brownie sundae with ice cream. I can see why! The brownie was heated up with melted caramel sauce and ice cream.  I would come to Minella’s for dessert alone.

Minella's Diner brownie sundae

Price: $
For the prime rib, coffee and dessert the cost was $18.  That’s not bad at all.

Overall thoughts/would I come back? 
I liked Minellas but it wasn’t my favorite diner.  I definitely enjoyed the dessert the best.

Summary: 
Atmosphere: A
Coffee: D
Service: B
Food: B 
Dessert: A
Price: $10-15
Overall: B

Questions for you: 
Do you ever ask the servers for recommendations? 
Have you ever sugared/buttered your carrots before? 

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