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“The food is pretty good but is it a diner?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Quarrier Diner

Quarrier Diner
1022 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV
+1 304-343-5686
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Ranked #110 of 252 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: American
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Charleston, WV
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Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
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“The food is pretty good but is it a diner?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This was the second time we have visited the new Quarrier Diner and being a long-time Charleston resident, I really want to see the place succeed. That being said, the food is good but at $90 (including tip) for three without desert or wine, it's probably too pricy for us to go back often.The QD looks like a diner, it is called a diner but the food is a little upscale and pricy for what I think of as a diner. Even something simple like a hamburger is $12+ (but it is a half-pound).

The Diner looks great and the interior has been polished to make it shine. The booths are the old wooden types with fixed tables that everyone remembers but in the intervening years since I came here regularly, my waist size has expanded and the seating is pretty tight. You may want to consider requesting a table.

The service was wonderful and we were checked on regularly throughout the meal. There seems to have been a turnover of some the staff since our last visit and the current staff is very good.

The food itself was very good. We all got steaks and the fillets were great and were cooked correctly. I have seen better strips and I'd go with a fillet the next time. The strip comes with garlic butter, blue cheese butter or plain butter. If you like the taste of steak, go with the plain butter as the others were strong enough to mask the taste of the meat if you used much. Better yet, get them on the side if you want them. Everyone got asparagus which was grilled and delicious. The potato dish was a variation on scalloped potatoes with bacon and was good. Two meals came with several stuffed shrimp which were very good with the stuffing having the flavor of crab and nice-sized shrimp. We generally enjoyed the food.

Most entrees are in the high teens to upper twenties range. We wished for some options in a $12 to 15 range which would entice us to return more. Overall, we did have a good meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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“Quarrier Diner--classic urban diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The address is actually 1022 Quarrier. If you like the atmosphere and food of the classic, post-WWII American diner, you will probably enjoy eating here. A lot of history here; the current owners revived this establishment from a period of years where the building reportedly was vacant. The original restaurant onsite opened in the late 1940s. Basic comfort food done right. I highly recommend the pork chops with a side of sauteed cabbage and bacon...really good! A bar is also on premises for those interested in an alcoholic drink. Other menu items include meatloaf, hamburger, salmon, chicken, etc. Creative salads and appetizers as well. Great job by waitress Erica.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, West Virginia
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“A Classic Renewed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The correct name of this establishment is The Quarrier Diner. It opened in the 1940s, as its handsome art-deco Vitrolite front attests. On the inside, the first floor is exactly the same as long-time Charlestonians remember: wooden booths. a long counter with stools, and a few tables. The place was closed after the death of its owner, and sat vacant until brought back to life by a local couple. The kitchen is newly equipped but still finding its legs: try the QD chicken pot pie, it is the absolute best! There's a multi-TV bar in the basement, and a nice meeting room available on the second floor.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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