Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Pre-Safari Repast…

Laurie, Dawn Marie and I were on our way to visit Lion Country Safari in the far Western reaches of West Palm Beach Florida. (To view my blog about Lion Country Safari, go to http://bigdaddydavesbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/2012/04/whats-next-more-animals-of-course.html. 

In any case, the question was…would we get lucky and find a decent place for a late breakfast…or not!

We’d stopped at a drug store in Palm Beach County on the way to Lion Country and we noticed a nearby breakfast dining possibility...  The name on this building seemed to say it all…

The interior of The Diner was just basic... It was clean and orderly with zero fancy decor in evidence!  Thankfully for we former Chicagoans, the menu had a bit of a Greek touch to it.  Sooo many choices...sooo little time! 

They didn’t have a menu that I could take with me…so the details of our meal and the true scope of the menu will be will be sparse.  But what the heck, it’s all about the food and service …right?

Dawn ordered this hunk of Apple Strudel…kind of as a breakfast appetizer!  We all tried it and it was very nice.  All of our taste buds were now awake for the main course…

Dawn Marie’s breakfast entrée was the Feta Cheese and Tomato Omelet with hash browns and toast.  There was a lot of cheese and plenty of flavor! 

As usual, I went for something on the ‘lighter side’!  Well…the chunk of chicken fried steak wasn’t too very large!  Smother it with sausage gravy, throw on a couple of easy-over eggs, a side of hash brown potatoes and, for health’s sake, a couple of slices of rye toast…and you’ve got a real breakfast!  Note: It was all very good!

Laurie is the queen of bacon and she was quite pleased when the waitress delivered her breakfast…with 5 slices of bacon, along with her easy over eggs and crispy hash browns.  The bacon was good and the hash browns were crispy and browned just the way she, (and I), really like them.

Our waitress was OK…although she and her friends were more interested in the local constabulary sitting near us.  We got enough attention…got our bill in a timely fashion, etc.  Breakfast was very good… Once again, we got lucky!  For our favorite meal too!  Given the breakfast options of Cracker Barrel, IHop, Denny’s, Waffle House, Shoney’s or Bob Evan’s, The Diner would easily come out  on top!
The Diner is located at 12401 Southern Boulevard, Suite 3, in Royal Palm Beach Florida.  This restaurant is open 7 days a week.  Phone: 561-795-6695.  I couln’t find a website or a Facebook page on the Internet and consequently I wasn’t able to provide more detail regarding the menu or pricing.  I’ll do better the next time!
Just click on any photo to enlarge it…
Thanks for stopping by for a quick breakfast!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. The meals look super good and I like the name of the place.

  2. breakfast for dinner is the best!!
    have fun in your dinning travels!