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“favorite place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Silver Diner

Silver Diner
Ranked #13 of 147 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Silver Diner, we're much more than a diner. Whether you choose a classic dish or a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free option, Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst has created a menu of customizable, healthier choices that all share one thing: the highest quality, all-natural ingredients available.Silver Diner is proud to be a key part of the local community, nurturing it's growth, providing food for healthier lifestyles, and supporting local schools and non-profits. With a menu that features more than 15 local farms that support sustainable agriculture, Chef Ype creates seasonal dishes using the freshest ingredients available within our local region.
Herndon, Virginia
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12 reviews
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“favorite place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

my wife is a vegetarian, there are very few restaurants who serve vegetarian items and silver diner is our comfort place for my whole family...

chicken strips for my kid are so soft and delicious she loves it...

the quantity is less but taste is good... not a pricey restaurant and music is awesome..

Visited September 2013
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Leesburg, Virginia, USA
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Somewhat hard to find if you have never visited the Reston location. Once you have been it is a snap to get back. The Silver Diner has an extensive menu, with many healthy meal choices, so it is one of our favorite places to eat. They go out of their way to maintain that old diner feel, with working jukeboxes at every booth and friendly service a hallmark. Breakfast seems to be the busiest time at the restaurant, though waits never seem to be that long. Be prepared for a noisy environment though, including lots of families with small children (at least that seems to be the norm at breakfast).
General tip - Request seating at a booth if you want to avoid being next to large parties, as the ends of the restaurant are open to allow tables to be set up in different seating arrangements.

Visited October 2013
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Wiehle, VA
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438 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Artifical, Imitation Diner Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

A fake restaurant in a fake town. Alas, it's also one of the best in the "affordable" category. The food is bland at best. Not what one would call "diner food" to anyone who grew up on such...

  • Visited September 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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302 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good diner food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We do not see many dines any longer. The Silver Dinner is great if you like diner food and deserts. It has the typical diner atmosphere which I happen to like. I will eat here again.

Visited August 2013
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Scarsdale, New York
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123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Good Diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

It's a cut above the neighborhood diner. The food is fresh and well prepared. I can't say enough about the service although sometimes it seems to be a bit too attentive. And believe it or not, the wait staff actually knows what balsamic vinegar is - pretty startling for an average priced chain outlet.

When I;m in the area (which is relatively frequently) I stop in for a good dinner where they let me sit and read my book until I'm ready to leave.

Go and enjoy.

  • Visited July 2013
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