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1002 S 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009-5946
+1 602-262-9916
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Description: Diner50 is a cool retro restaurant with a slight modern twist. You will...
Diner50 is a cool retro restaurant with a slight modern twist. You will find original vintage memorabilia from the 50's decade throughout the establishment. We have a great menu selection from traditional American to Mexican dishes. We are known to serve the freshest wild Alaskan cod and fresh sea bass in the Phoenix area. Our Juicy Steaks are also a very popular request. We serve the best breakfast in town! Our hand cut potatoes, fresh deli meats and daily cut veggies make every dish delightful to the pallet. We customize any omelet, burrito, home made burgers and more. Our reviews are such a great compliment. We pride ourselves in customer service and strive to make every visit pleasant with our attentive staff & friendly service. You will simply love this place! Guaranteed
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A great little diner with a very nice owner and crew

Driving by on a side trip off the interstate to see the AZ state capitol; I was hooked by the sign on the building that said, "Hand Cut Fries." Order a Mexi Burger and my companion ordered a ham and cheese both with fries and fresh ice tea. Great burgers; nice owner and staff with a sense of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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vancouver, bc
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vancouver, bc
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Driving by on a side trip off the interstate to see the AZ state capitol; I was hooked by the sign on the building that said, "Hand Cut Fries." Order a Mexi Burger and my companion ordered a ham and cheese both with fries and fresh ice tea. Great burgers; nice owner and staff with a sense of humor and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I would come back if I'm in the area again. Food was good and not too greasy. Service was very friendly. Prices were very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I had read the reviews about Charlene's chowder, we stopped on our way up into Cape Breton. The chowder didn't disappoint it was full of both fish and shellfish. It was a meal on to it's. would definitely would stop there again, next time I'll have to try the deserts.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

4.75 breakfast burrito was good. I liked the coffee and the atmosphere. Biscuits and gravy were really good

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

OMG you should stop by the NEW Charlen´s Cafe. Nothing compared to the old restaurant, new people, new atmosphere and I feel like I stepped into the cafe from back to the future. All they need is to wear their hair in nets and walk around in pink uniforms to complete that look.haha. Congrats on the remodel and to all... More 

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david r, Owner at Charlen Cafe, responded to this review

We are remodeled with a new look. We are finishing our poolroom/entertainment room as well. This room will also be available to rent out for parties, birthdays, get togethers, and special events with catering provided. Breakfast and lunch with a 50's look and a pool room..... come join us for food and fun in a 50's atmosphere. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

This place was all around great. My boyfriend and I came here after a long day, and it had such a great atmosphere, everyone was so nice! Not to mention the food was really amazing for such a great price:) if you are local or just on vacation-you should definitely check it out.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

My girlfriend and I, along with a group of our friends stoped here to eat kind of on a whim. We all like to try small independent diners because sometimes you can get decent food for a decent price. This place far exceeded all of our expectations. Amazing food, and amazing service, and all at a great price. We will... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

My husband and I are truck drivers and a place like Charlen's is perfect for everyone that has a problem leaving their work trucks or in our case our baby RIG. Food is good and affordable, service is ecxellent and the atmosphere is like visiting family. For sure next time we're in Phoenix we will stop by.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a great place to frequent. The ambiance is classic and this compliments their classic delicious meals. I enjoy the breakfast...any style cooked to order. Yes! Thank you, finally a place that understands individuality. I usually make my own menu when I frequent other restaurants. Their chopped burger steak; as my younger generation would say is "the bomb!" A... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Had great service, great food, great overall experience. Putting place on my lift to check out each time I'm in town visiting my mom and friends...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1002 S 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009-5946
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-262-9916

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Diner50 is a cool retro restaurant with a slight modern twist. You will find original vintage memorabilia from the 50's decade throughout the establishment. We have a great menu selection from traditional American to Mexican dishes. We are known to serve the freshest wild Alaskan cod and fresh sea bass in the Phoenix area. Our Juicy Steaks are also a very popular request. We serve the best breakfast in town! Our hand cut potatoes, fresh deli meats and daily cut veggies make every dish delightful to the pallet. We customize any omelet, burrito, home made burgers and more. Our reviews are such a great compliment. We pride ourselves in customer service and strive to make every visit pleasant with our attentive staff & friendly service. You will simply love this place! Guaranteed

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