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Walhalla, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had breakfast at the Diner every morning except one on our week long visit and that was because we had an early morning excursion and didn't want to eat a big breakfast like we had at the Diner each morning. The food is delicious and cooked just right. I have never tasted better bacon anywhere.The worst part about going... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The waitress ignored us for the first 10 minutes. Finally I stopped her to serve us. Then it took 45 minutes to get our food out even though it had been sitting on the counter for at least 10 minutes. Our waitress would look at it and then walk away. Our food was ice cold. We had to ask the... More 

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Western USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate here for breakfast. The hostess acknowledged us right away and indicated for us to sit anywhere, then brought us menus. We sat for a very long time before the waitress came to take our order and the service was kind of an "I don't care" attitude. The food itself was good, but was slow in coming. The interior... More 

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came here for a quick lunch and were pleased by the clean, retro diner interior and the friendly service. A burger, some eggs, a Reuben hot dog, and the soup were all tasty and relatively cheap. However, the kids' Mac and cheese was beyond terrible. They'd do better to just use the boxed stuff. No flavor, gummy, and tepid... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had breakfast here after passing on the buffet at the Bridgewater. The food was freshly prepared and the service was good. The prices were reasonable and there were adequate choices for the meal. Would go back again.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Not only was the food horrible, the service also sunk. This place was one of the worst places we have ever eaten in and we highly recommend not going there. Our hamburgers were tasteless, service was so bad we truly thought about leaving before we finished our food because it tasted so bad. Do yourself a big favor, don't go... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Some of the best seafood chowder we ever had. Friendly staff with excellent service. Burgers & fries for another trip, which was also excellent.

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Because I had not eaten for about 18 hours, I was ready for anything, or so I thought. Wish I had stayed home and had saltines instead. The beef and vegetable soup would have given Campbell's a world class standing. The lettuce was the last shreds into Alaska I think from last year. Better find the grocery store and just... More 

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Sammamish, WA
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

On the recommendation of locals, we walked across the Chena River from downtown Fairbanks on the Illinois Street bridge and found the funky and simply-named "Diner" in an industrial area. The walls are covered with numbered photographs of various scenes and events from Fairbanks history dating back to its founding. Each table has a book of descriptions for all the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Good diner food. We had a nice breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes and French toast and shared a side of reindeer sausage (why not? You’re in Alaska—reindeer is domesticated caribou; it’s lean and tangy). It’s a short walk across the bridge from the downtown hotels.

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Address: 244 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-2909
Phone Number: (907) 451-0613
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Cuisine: American

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