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1122 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526-4343
219-534-3790
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An authentic taste of yesteryear

We arrived late in the day for a slice of pie. Was initially intrigued by the exterior of the diner, but really enjoyed the inside. If you didn't know better, you'd think you had gone back in time about 60+ years. We got the two slices of excellent pie. As we ate, we studied the walls and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
P K
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Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We arrived late in the day for a slice of pie. Was initially intrigued by the exterior of the diner, but really enjoyed the inside. If you didn't know better, you'd think you had gone back in time about 60+ years. We got the two slices of excellent pie. As we ate, we studied the walls and decorations. Good fun.

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North Manchester, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Owner was very interesting, visited with my parents about their history, gave them cheese sample. Very fun time, lovely people.

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Goshen, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The service is always good with cheery efficient staff. Love the food with some old favorites and some new trendier offerings. Nothing fancy but clean and always a good meal.

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Elkhart, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Egg salad Sandwiches as good. Atmosphere is a 50's style Diner. Not my first choice but a reasonably priced place to grab a bite to eat.

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Beverly Shores, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It was a good lunch distraction and a reason to go on a road trip and get out of the house. Spotted it on Triple D and thought we would go. I started with oysters on the half shell at $2 a piece, clam roll and onion rings. My wife tried the liverwurst and bacon sandwich. Green River's to quench... More 

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Syracuse
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Been going to this diner for years but had not visited in the past year or two. It used to be a lot better than we found it to be this visit. The place is in dire need of cleaning as are the clothes the employees were wearing. There were four of us in our party and although they were... More 

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Goshen, IN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

no real problem but not that WOW experience one might like. Food adequate, atmosphere 50's diner. Not going to win any health department awards for cleanliness.

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Goshen, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My son likes to come here for ice cream. We have eaten here several time for dinner. Good fish/seafood selection on Fridays. Closed on Mondays.

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A 50's styled diner with some modern, eclectic twists on the menu. Classic fountain drinks, broad menu, freshest seafood dishes you can imagine in Goshen, well-prepared and served, and desserts (pies) too good to be true. Always a must-do when in Goshen.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great sandwiches, chili, salads, chili, ice cream, and pies. And, did I mention the chili? It's great. And, no matter what you get, be sure to order a basket of the spiral fries to share!! Excellent, unique setting. You will love the atmosphere and the food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1122 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526-4343
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Goshen
  • Phone Number: 219-534-3790

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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