5575 Route 28, Phoenicia
A prominent feature of Route 28, the remodeled diner opened up in mid-September under new owner Michael Cioffi. Renovations include an updated, delightful logo of a packed station wagon, a redesigned interior featuring classic booths and retro bar stools. They focus on supporting local companies with products studding their menu from Bread Alone, Java Love Coffee Roasting Company, and Feather Ridge Farm eggs. Traditional diner breakfast items, like biscuits and gravy and French toast, are served all day long. The menu even features personal skillets, a charming presentation, for serving guest's items like hearty house-cured corned beef hash or a unique "Arnold Bennett" containing smoked trout, parmesan cheese, crème fraiche, and scrambled eggs. The lunch menu fuses old and new, offering diner essentials like meatloaf (and milkshakes) to modern comfort food favorites like chicken and waffles.