This 'diner' is just around the corner from our house, and we've been meaning to try it for ages, as one of our son's middle name is "Seibel". Figured it would be great to have a nice diner right in the area. So with in-laws in tow - we headed over for a late breakfast.
We should have stayed home and cooked our own brunch.
The first ding was they didn't have ANY tea, except decaffeinated. No tea for a breakfast place??!
The endless coffee (which wasn't good enough to enjoy endlessly) was $2.75 for a mug and small carafe. And then our food came....
We had an extensive selection of the menu - pancakes, waffles, eggs, etc...
All came out plain and very basic. Seems they lost their spice/flavor drawer.
Eggs Benedict was average.
Although they claim the corn-beef hash to be homemade it looked and tasted more like it came from a can. It was mostly burned throughout and had little flavor.
Apparently, they have "preferred customers" here - as several groups of people came in after us, and were seated long before us. Almost caused us to leave as this happened 5 times. Hostess also didn't attempt to grab a booster/high-chair for out little one (2 yrs), so I had to lug it through the restaurant.
Might go back for ice cream, but not again for breakfast or any other meal.
Service: Prompt, friendly and professional
Food: Ehh.. Basic diner fare.
Parking: Lot. fairly ample
Bathrooms: Cramped, but clean
Ambiance: It seemed to be an older crowd (as in the senior set of 65+)
Prices: Seemed a bit pricey for diner fare.
Patio: Decent size, but situated right on Rt. 198.
Waiting are: Cramped with only 5-6 seats
Of note: The grill is right upfront and in plain view. Having served as a cook at various restaurant I was dismayed to see the primary line cook not wearing a hair net to keep her hair back; and was also wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt.