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“Excellent breakfast!”
Review of Henry's Diner

Henry's Diner
Ranked #9 of 17 Restaurants in Carlton
Cuisines: Diner
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

My family was originally from the east coast and to find authentic scrapple at a food truck in the quaint cute town of Carlton was a real treat. The menu has a number of extremely interesting choices, but my favorite was the "perfect pancakes", slathered with home made apple butter. Yumm!!! Combine that with scrabble and two ultra fresh eggs for $8. Have also had the egg salad sandwich, which was probably the best I have ever had. Loads of egg salad, a layer of smoked salmon, more egg salad, baby greens....for $6? Plus they have Caravan coffee for $1. All in a super cute place with outdoor picnic tables and tents if it rains. They recently added lunch choices. Can't wait to try them!

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2  Thank chipco2
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Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

Great food!! I don't usually expect to get memorable food at a food truck, but "Henry's Diner" in Carlton is no ordinary food truck. The owner/chef, Joseph, is no stranger to top quality food. His experience includes being an executive chef in D.C. (Blacksalt Restaurant) for a number of years before moving into upper management. That background combined with his obvious passion for REAL food prepared simply and deliciously make this a real gem. My first order was his spin on the ever popular biscuits and gravy. Simply the best I've ever had! The delicious biscuits are made from scratch on site in a real oven (no microwave oven on this truck). The sausage is made by Joseph, using pork from local pigs. The addition of coffee to the gravy works perfectly. The coffee is sourced locally (Caravan), with the beans fresh roasted a couple of days before, ground to order on site and brewed in a Chemex Coffee Maker! Everything on the menu shows a commitment to top quality food expertly prepared. The truck's motto is "Eat hot breakfast at Henry's" and I would say that's excellent advice. There are hot platters and sandwiches (even a breakfast burrito). A special treat, especially to anyone with roots in the east coast, are two products not easily obtained around here: Philly scrapple and Jersey pork roll. Trust me, these are both worth trying. Not only did Joseph ensure that he procured the top brands for each of these (Habersett's Scrapple and Taylor Pork Roll), but he knows exactly how to prepare them correctly. My wife had the French Toast with "burnt bananas"-- mashed bananas caramelized on the griddle -- with maple syrup. The toast was made from thick sliced brioche and cooked to perfection. Slightly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Give this place a try for a real breakfast that won't empty your wallet.

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3  Thank Zumps
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