An American classic – the Diner. To me, a diner simply signifies comfort food and quick service at a modest price. This holds true with the Original Market Diner on Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas, Texas.
As an avid traveler, I do enjoy chic and upscale restaurants that offer a taste of the territory, but there are times when I prefer something more familiar. The large chain restaurants that can be found all over America, such as Applebee’s, The Cheesecake Factory, & TGIFriday’s are ‘safe’ choice for travelers, because you know the menu, pricing and what to expect from the service. The same is true for a diner, which is always my preferred stop over the chain restaurants because a diner signifies ‘home away from home’ but offers local flavor and modest prices.
I visited the Original Market Diner for breakfast and it was a busy morning but our group was seated right away. Set in typical diner décor, with checkered floors and 50’s style chairs and tables, along with black and white photos that line the walls, I felt a relatable comfort.
Breakfast choices include all the familiar favorites along with specialty dishes such as raisin bread french toast, the Mexican scrambler, or chili & cheese omelets. Our friendly and welcoming waitress took the time to recommend her favorite dish – eggs benedict – which did not disappoint!
A great meal at a great price with great service! What more could you ask for?