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Bino’s Restaurant – Old, Old School Diner

Bino’s Restaurant is a holdover from the 70’s. I recall there being a few Bino’s around town but I think most of the other locations have closed out by now.
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Amelia – Chinese Canadian Cafe

Amelia is a Chinese Canadian Cafe in New Westminster located on 12th Street (not to be confused with the similar Amelia Cafe located on 6th Street) and serves up a combination of both westernized-Chinese food and typical diner fare. Read the rest of this entry

Lost in the 50’s Drive-in

If you’ve driven along Edmonds, you’ll probably recall seeing the iconic neon sign that currently points to the Lost in the 50’s Drive-in. But the current drive-in wasn’t always underneath the heritage sign… the 20 ft tall curved arrow used to point to the Tomahawk Drive-in that occupied the spot in 1961. Read the rest of this entry

Denny’s (Bellevue) – Greasy Spoon Diner

Okay, there was really no good reason for our visit to the Denny’s on 116th Ave NE in Bellevue other than the fact that we were planning on heading out early for a trip down the Washington/Oregon coast.

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The 5 Point Café (Seattle) – Historic Dive Bar

The 5 Point Café has a storied history in Belltown (the most densely populated district in Seattle) dating back to 1929. To be honest, this was an unplanned visit so we didn’t know what we were getting into.
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The Sixth Street Grill – Roast Turkey Dinner

The Sixth Street Grill is a new restaurant that opened up in 2013 on (you guessed it) Sixth Street in New Westminster.  The restaurant is quite spacious inside with wood tones throughout.

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The Diner – Fun British Humour

When I think of British food, not much really comes to mind other than fish and chips.  My parents took us to London on vacation when I was in high school and all I remember was eating at Chinese restaurants while we were there.

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The Red Wagon – Super Trucker

The popularity of The Reg Wagon doesn’t seem to be waning much.  We came by for breakfast on a Friday morning and there was a small wait for this tiny diner.

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Slickity Jim’s Chat n’ Chew

Are you looking for someplace to have breakfast?  How about a busy little spot that’s got a flair for interesting names?

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Lucy’s Eastside Diner – Angry Birds and the Three Little Pigs

Are you looking for a good old-fashioned greasy spoon diner?  You don’t have to go very far because tucked into a little nook on Main Street is Lucy’s Eastside Diner.  This 24-hour restaurant really has that diner vibe going on – right down to the old-fashioned tabletops that look like they haven’t been changed in decades and the 80’s music playing in the background.  Read the rest of this entry

Fraser Park Restaurant – German Breakfast and French Toast

Breakfast at Fraser Park Restaurant is still quite popular with the place packed during the peak morning hours.  We had a hankering for some potato pancakes in late November and were lucky enough to arrive before a large group of other diners. Read the rest of this entry

Save On Meats – Breakfast in the DTES

As I mentioned in my post on Acme Cafe, there are quite a few popular restaurants opening up in the Gastown/Downtown Eastside.  One of the most famous is actually a reboot of an old institution that closed down a few years ago after a 54 year stint in the same location.  Save on Meats reopened a little over a year ago bigger and better than ever.

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