Prior to visiting Dinosaur State Park, we decided to stop for some breakfast at Makri's. It is an 'alright' diner. I have eaten here before, but have never had an overly joyous experience. We were there about 1 p.m. this last Saturday. Our waitress was a blond lady, in her mid 30's or so, and appeared to be foreign. From Poland, I believe. It seems most of the waitresses there are Polish.
The waitress took our orders for something to drink. I ordered a coffee, but specifically ordered half a cup of coffee with the other half being milk. The waitress looked surprised by my order, as I could see a confused look cross her eyes. Is my order so bizarre? I like light coffee. A couple of minutes later, she brought our coffees sans any milk/cream, then took her leave. My partner and I wondered where our cream/milk was while we waited. A couple of more minutes passed, then she returned, and asked if we were ready to order. Piqued, I inquired as to the milk, which reminded her that boohoo, she had forgotten to bring the milk. This really irked me. She retreated, brought the milk, then pad in hand, asked for our orders.
Nothing very appealing is on the Makri's menu, thus I ordered my typical Western Omelette. When this waitress asked for my toast choice, I stated rye. She then repeated "rye" in a way that made if seem as if she had never heard that choice asked for before. At this point, I was just not very comfortable eating there. I do not expect a diner experience to be all that great, but I do expect to feel ok when patronizing an establishment. The food took 20 minutes to come out. My partner, who had ordered potato pancakes, seemed ok with his food selection. Mine was average. Nothing spectacular.
On the upside of this diner, they do try to refill your coffee cups as much as possible. The downside is that their waitresses often have their conversations in loud voices. And, it really is intrusive when they reach over the table to re-fill the sugar containers. Being that this was 1 p.m. and I imagine this diner opens up at or around 6 a.m., that is the time I believe they should be doing the refills, not while someone waits to eat or eats. This re-fill process seems to always happen whenever I find myself at Makri's and it is very annoying.
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