My latest dining experience was one of great haste and convenience. Where better to go than a cheesy diner. Marcy’s Diner, located at the corner of Oak and Free Streets, is a quaint, out of the way oasis for any breakfast or lunch starved businessperson, sleep-deprived student, or passer-by.
The interior reminded me of a roadside diner usually found in movies where there is one waitress and a scruffy looking cook. Only instead of one disheveled cook, there was one other odd character. This man was the cashier and busboy. The waitress seemed very overworked and a little cranky, mostly due to the bustling of the busy restaurant. The cook, in open site, was busy cooking over a hot grill for the hungry customers. The walls are decorated with very random pieces of artwork and my favorite, big posters of the Three Stooges and other classic TV stars. You will never feel the same way after dining with Larry, Curly and Moe gazing upon you as you eat. The ceiling is composed of black and white checkered tiles that only add to the “classic diner” look.
The atmosphere seemed a little downtrodden where if you had the chance, you could talk to any patron and get a life story worthy of writing a book about. Don’t let the diner’s appearance fool you, the service was fantastic and food was on the table within fifteen minutes of ordering.
I had ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger ($4.75), which came with the options of having any or all of the following: lettuce, tomatoes, onions and chips. Along with the burger I had ordered a side of Home Fries ($1.00). The beef was cooked to well done and still very juicy. My companion had ordered the Cheeseburger ($3.75). That too was quite delicious. Presentation is not at the top of this business’s priorities. What seems to be the top priority is the quality and amount that is served. The menu was also a good size. Along with burgers and other assorted sandwiches, there is a great breakfast selection. Eggs, Omelets, Muffins, and all the other breakfast foods you may be craving in the early morning hours.
I strongly recommend Marcy’s Diner because of its great service, interesting people and most importantly the fantastic food. The location is also hard to beat. You don’t have to drive to some backwoods town to get the great taste of diner cooking.
Marcy’s Diner is open from 6a.m. to 2p.m. everyday and if you can’t sit down to eat, take out is available.