We love diner food. It’s affordable, quick and delicious. Although, there are dozens of diners scattered throughout Broome County, we decided to give you our top diners from each town and a few reasons why we love them so much.
-Chris’ Diner: Most of the CommuniKey team either resides Downtown or on the West Side, so there’s no shortage of good breakfast spots within walking distance. But we always seem find ourselves heading over to Chris’ diner on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The food is great, especially the pancakes that are the size of your head. Chris’ also serves up lunch and dinner too.
Honorable mentions: Rolando’s, Park Diner, Danny’s Diner, Elsie’s Diner
-Broadway: We can’t say enough good things about this place. They have a huge menu and you can’t really go wrong with anything you get there. Our personal favorites include: their huge 3 egg omelettes (with home fries, obviously), gyro platters, and open faced hot turkey sandwiches. We’re also big fans of Broadway’s desserts, particularly their rice pudding.
Honorable mentions: The Pantheon, Nadius
-Skylark: In our last post we lauded Skylark for their great food, affordable prices and late-night hours. Well nothing has changed. We’re Skylark’s #1 fans. You can typically find us here after 11 PM, but Skylark can be enjoyed at anytime. If you’re craving breakfast, we typically opt for their 2 egg specials or breakfast sandwiches (make sure to get a hot, buttered corn muffin on the side). And for dinner we’re all about the classic burgers and fries. PS: Rumor has it that they take credit cards now.
Honorable mentions-Take-A-Break (formerly Plaza Diner), Pete’s Legacy Diner
-The Village Diner: We just discovered this place recently but we’re already hooked. Their unique spins on traditional diner food will have your mouth watering. So far our top breakfast picks are the bananas fosters french toast, root beer float pancakes (yes, you heard us right), homemade corned beef hash and their sausage biscuits and gravy. We haven’t stopped here for lunch yet, but that’s definitely on our to-do list as we’ve heard great things about their lunch menu.
Honorable mentions: Red Robin, The Reveille
Apple Hills: Not exactly sure where this place is officially located (JC?, Maine?, Whitney Point?), and yes, not technically a diner (more of a cafe), but this place is by far our favorite spot in Broome County for breakfast. First let’s start with the atmosphere; Apple Hills is located on a farm out in the hills of Broome County, where you can enjoy your breakfast in a serene setting, especially during the warmer months when you can sit outside. Although they are open each day for breakfast and lunch, our personal recommendation is that you stop by on Sunday mornings. Why? Well let’s see: their Sunday breakfast specials are always great, their toast is thick-cut and buttery and their hash-brown casserole (only available on Sundays) is out-of-this-world good.
Honorable mentions: Harris Diner (Owego), Our Country Hearts (Maine)
Next time you’re looking for a spot to eat check out one of these places!