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“Good diner food, better desserts” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smyrna Diner

Smyrna Diner
Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Smyrna
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Philadelphia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good diner food, better desserts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stop here on our way to Chincoteague. The soups are good and the cakes are usually very good. The entrees are just ordinary.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

My partner and I stopped off at the Smyrna Diner after a trip to NYC this past weekend and it was great! Our food was hot, the place was clean and friendly, and our server was very sweet and attentive. On our next trip to NYC, we will definitely be stopping back here. Try the broccoli, feta and tomato omelette! The coffee was amazing too. :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jessica B
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Newark, Delaware
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Too Quick & Not Good!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Most of the time people complain if the food takes too long to come out in a restaurant, right? Well this is the first time I've ever had the experience that I truly believe the food came out way too quickly, and it was actually not a good thing. We both ordered the same dinner, which was the special of the day, and it took less than five minutes for the order to come out. The waitress served us our salad and must have went back to the kitchen and our order was ready because we literally had one bite of the salad and she was back putting the food on the table! Now we all love speedy service especially when you're hungry, but when the food is only lukewarm, bland and kind of dried out, I'd rather pass on it. Also quite disappointed that the special of the day was so lousy. I would have thought that if you advertise/highlight a menu item that you'd make sure it tastes good and is prepared correctly. Instead it felt as if we ordered the quickie, overstock, discount item of the day that was sitting under a heating lamp since the early morning.

On a slightly good note, the place was exceptionally clean, and the atmosphere was a typical quiet, mostly senior citizens kind of place. Unfortunately, though despite not having a lot of customers, the waitress was not attentive to us during our time until she came to place the check on the table towards the end of our stay. We were too hungry and too tired to try to chase her to complain about the order, so we just ate it, left quietly and probably won't return.

It is truly a shame that we had a bad first impression because we were traveling on the Delaware Culinary Trail (www.visitdelaware.com/culinary/), and this was listed as one of the top sites in Kent County as an "iconic Delaware dining experiences that are memorable, unique, tourist-friendly and essential destination dining stops in Delaware." Perhaps, as other reviewers have said, it has gone down hill since the move to a new location because this place is definitely not iconic, unique or an essential destination anymore!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TravelinGoof
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Virginia
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A nice place for meal break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

This is a wonderful replacement building for the former diner. Very spacious with lots of parking. It was a nice place for a late lunch after a day of bird watching at Bombay Hook.

Visited April 2013
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Thank looking4birds
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Smyrna, Delaware
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“home town restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

The Smyrna dinner is a great family restaurant. The cost is fair and service is great.Worth going on Sunday's for the all you can eat breakfast.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank harleygirl260
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