Monday, November 2, 2009

Silver Diner

Halloween at the Silver Diner ... what can I say? It was an experience. To tell the truth I expected more. I expected it to be a little more entertaining. I mean, the wait staff took the time to put on costumes however they seemed to be a little resentful about the whole thing. They weren't really into it. I can't say I blame them. I mean, if I had to wear a bumblebee outfit to my job I'd be a little salty too.

We showed up at around 12:30 in the afternoon and the diner was packed and we had to put our names on a list. It wasn't long before we were seated and I enjoyed watching the old music videos in the lobby while we waited.

Anyway, the Silver Diner is known for it's funky atmosphere with the oldies music and the juke boxes on the tables and its classic American fare. It's a diner right in the heart of Pembroke. It's simple, it doesn't over promise or under deliver. You get what you expect to get at the Silver Diner. What did I get?

Cajun salmon and eggs. There are two large cajun-style salmon filets hidden under the tomatoes. This dish is listed on the brunch menu along with many other dishes all served with eggs. The fish was cooked perfectly and the tomatoes were warm and the potatoes were good too. I passed on the eggs. It was a good meal at a very good price.

Silver Diner did not WOW me but it will certainly do in a pinch. The food was hot, the service was fast and the price was right.

4401 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 499-3600

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Anonymous said...

Does anything ever wow you Mrs Matthews??

Anonymous said...

The Silver Diner has excellent service and excellent food. But I guess food critics would be out of work if they told us that the foods great, the atmosphere is great, the staff was great etc... We all want to hear that the kitchen is dirty and the food was cold and that wait staff ignored the table. We relish the idea of someone telling us what's good to eat and what isn't. WHy don't we just go and try it for ourselves???