OK, so you may not want to bring your significant other here for a romantic dining experience, but if you want a place to relax, visit with friends, and have a filling meal with lots of choices, I could not recommend Pompton Queen Diner higher. This diner definitely lives up to its reviews: Good food (not snobby gourmet, but home cooked and tasty); lots of dining selections including a 24 hour breakfast menu; well stocked pastry and dessert cases with mouthwatering treats including the best cheesecake I have ever eaten; a great family atmosphere. All these add up to a satisfying dining experience.
My wife had an omelet that filled her plate with a side of home fried potatoes. I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, which was more than filling and oh so moist. My dinner came with soup (OK, but a bit too salty) and a Greek salad that was quite good with nice chunks of feta, lots of olives and a tasty dressing.
The place was very busy at 8 pm, but the waits did not seem to be very long and there is always space at the counter for those who want to get back on the road. There seemed to be lots of families and locals, proving that this diner is a local favorite and no secret. Judging from the way that Johnny (one of the owners) greeted and chatted with the customers at the next table, the appreciation goes both ways.
Price wise, the proportions make this a good value and we could easily have shared a dinner between the two of us, but order your own cheesecake because it is rich and fluffy, and just too darn good to share!
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