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“Silver Diner Restaurant, Great Service, Tasty Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Silver Diner

The Silver Diner
14375 Smoketown Road, Dale City, VA 22192-4709
703 491 7376
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Dale City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Good for: Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Alexandria, Virginia
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Silver Diner Restaurant, Great Service, Tasty Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stopped in after shopping at Ikea one evening. The staff -- both the greeter and the waitress -- were very friendly and efficient. I genuinely felt like they were trying to make us feel welcome!

This is a local chain but they emphasize the freshness of their food and how they use local farms for produce, etc. The prices were very reasonable.

I thought the place had a fun atmosphere without being over the top kitschy. The booth was comfortable, and you could adjust the sound on the in-booth juke box.

There was a lot of variety of the menu so everyone was able to order what they liked. Everyone enjoyed what they had.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pasadena, California
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248 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Perfect diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Everything you want in a breakfast diner is here: Good coffee, good eggs, good potatoes, and good bacon. Helpful service, amazing food, and clean tables.

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VA
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fresh!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Simply put, you will not find a diner with fresh, well prepared, locally procured food anywhere. We stop here for lunch on every trip between Virginia and Philly which is quite often. Chef Ype has it right.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Cleanliness needs improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Dirty, sticky juke box keys, shakers and other on table accouterments! Breakfast tasted ok for the most part, but eggs not sufficiently cooked. Initially seated our party of four in a small booth which was best for two adults. Had to ask to be moved to one of several open larger booths. Overpriced for diner experience. Will not be returning, although we've been Silver Diner customers almost 17 years.

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Steak in a Non-Steak Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

The flat iron steak on their new, fresh, organic menu was very terrific!!! Local meat, not frozen, etc. My wife and I love the new menu. Silver Diner is different from other places in variety and quality. Our server, Juan, was very professional, friendly and attentive. Will be back for the steak!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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