Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Real Diner…in West Palm Beach Florida!

We’d finished one sightseeing attraction in Palm Beach and we had one more to explore, this time in West Palm Beach.  But…it was time for lunch!  Where could we find a good meal without spending too much or ‘getting fancy’ in this wealthy upscale community?

We got lucky!  I drove south on South Dixie Highway (US Hwy. 1) and the ladies spotted this cute little restaurant… It’s the City Diner in West Palm Beach.

Laurie and I love finding local diners and dives…if the atmosphere is nice, the restaurant is clean and of course, if the food is good!  City Diner sure scored high on atmosphere with its cluttered and fun ambience.

The restaurant was busy…obviously a very popular spot, the place was clean and our waitress was both patient and friendly.

We all decided to have breakfast even though it was early afternoon.  Where we live in East Tennessee, finding a restaurant where we can order breakfast after 11 AM is a major challenge!  Dawn Marie ordered a 3-egg omelet which was accompanied by grits and toast. ($5.95 for a plain omelet)  She thought that her meal was pretty good…no complaints.

Omelets can be ordered with egg whites if desired.  Potatoes or oatmeal were other options if she hadn’t wanted the grits.  I don’t remember how she 'built' her omelet but there sure were a lot of choices.  For $1.00 each she could have added onion, tomato, roasted red pepper, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, salsa, potato, jalapeno, broccoli, avocado, American cheese, Swiss cheese, cheddar, bleu cheese, parmesan or provolone cheese.  For $1.50 each she could have also added chili, bacon, sausage, ham, corned beef or turkey…

Sorry for the blurry photo!  I was probably shaking because I was so excited at the prospect of having a great breakfast in a real diner!  I ordered 3 eggs easy-over with sausage links, rye toast and crispy hash browns. ($8.75) The eggs were done just right, the sausage links were flavorful and the hash browns were perfect!

The breakfast menu was extensive… It included pastries, Belgian waffles, pancakes, French toast, and Croissant sandwiches.  A plethora of egg based offerings were also available, including eggs benedict.

Laurie and I couldn’t resist this ‘little’ side dish to share… This is the City Diner’s Biscuits and Sausage Gravy plate. ($5.95) It was very good.  Of course I added Tabasco to my portion…

Laurie ordered 2 eggs easy-over with bacon, an English muffin and crispy hash brown potatoes. ($7.75) As with my breakfast, this was about as good as a basic breakfast could be…

We ordered from the breakfast menu but we did take a look at the lunch/dinner menu.  It offered salads, sandwiches, burgers, malts, milkshakes, ice cream, desserts, etc.  If we hadn’t wanted a good breakfast so badly, we probably would have ordered from the “Down Home Cookin” portion of the menu.  Choices with a vegetable and potato included: Open Face Roast Sirloin of Beef ($15.95); Homemade Meatloaf ($13.50); Famous Chicken Pot Pie ($13.50); Roast Turkey with Dressing ($14.95), and; Country Fried Steak with Pepper Gravy. ($12.95)

This little puppy was being cuddled in the booth behind ours.  Laurie and Dawn Marie had to stop by and give him some loving attention!

We would return to the City Diner anytime for breakfast!  Perhaps the next time we’re in south Florida, we’ll have a chance to sample the rest of the menu.  City Diner is located at 3400 South Dixie Highway, (US Hwy. 1), in West Palm Beach Florida.  Phone: 561-659-6776.  I couldn’t locate a website for this restaurant.

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Looks like a fine place to have breakfast and it met all of you expectations. You can't ask for more than that somewhere where you aren't familiar with the restaurants.

  2. This is my kind of place and sounds like it turned out well - I just wish I hadn't read it before breakfast.

  3. Dear Dave, That diner looks like it is a fun and tasty place to eat. It looks cozy and friendly too. I am so glad you all enjoyed your choices of breakfast.
    Blessings, Catherine

  4. We’d finished one sightseeing attraction in Palm Beach and we had one more to explore, this time in West Palm Beach.
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