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Boston Restaurant Blog -- September, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

50's Diner, Dedham, MA: Good, But...

We drove over to Dedham last Sunday to try the 50's Diner, which is just off Route 128 by the movie theater. The 50's Diner is a fun place, with lots of bright colors (mostly pink), funky decor, and old-fashioned booths along the side of the restaurant. We ordered breakfast there, hoping to get a good meal in before settling down to watch the Patriots game.

The food was mostly good, except for the homemade corned beef hash, which was lukewarm and filled with onions. The french toast was outstanding, however, and the home fries and eggs were satisfying. And the coffee was excellent, which was a bit surprising, considering how diners often serve coffee that is a bit too strong and harsh for my liking.

By now you might be sensing one of those "and yets" coming. Well, here it is: The service was absolutely terrible. I don't mind gruff waitresses (especially in a diner, where it seems to be the norm) as long as they are efficient, but we waited at least 20 minutes from the time we finished our meal to the time we were able to flag another waitress down to tell her that we were ready for the check. We weren't actually going to the Pats game in nearby Foxboro, but if we had been, I would have been pretty upset about possible missing the first part of the game.

Needless to say, I wasn't all that happy anyway; I may give the 50's Diner another chance one of these days, since the food WAS good, but it remains to be seen for now.

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