Retro-themed diners or cafes overall have a certain appeal to them, don’t you think? As days go by, we all appreciate the remnants of the sands of time. If you’re looking for Instagrammable retro diners, these featured restaurants evoke feelings of nostalgia to a whole new level!
Marietta Diner- Atlanta, Georgia
The Marietta Diner, a neon palace that you may have seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is a short drive northwest of central Atlanta. It’s not only beautiful on the inside and out, but it’s also open 24 hours a day, serving classic breakfast dishes, sandwiches, burgers, and, thanks to the proprietor’s Greek heritage, a range of popular Greek cuisine.
Dixie’s Diner- Idaho Falls, Idaho
With its chequered floors, neon signage, grey and red booths, and table jukeboxes, it’s difficult not to fall for Dixie’s allure. Build-your-own omelets, a variety of fresh soups, skillets, and burgers are all available. Your mouth will water as well, thanks to the freshly crafted malt milkshakes.
Katz’s Delicatessen- New York City
Since 1888, Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City has been delivering some of the best sandwiches in the U.S. The stars of the show are corned beef and pastrami, both of which require up to 30 days to cure. Hand-carved, the finished result is slapped on rye with mustard, Russian dressing, or mayo (if need be).
Nick’s Kitchen- Huntington, Indiana
Nick Freienstein began selling hamburgers from a pushcart on the courthouse square in Huntington, Indiana, at night in 1904. He created a 10-by-10 structure beneath a stairwell at a street corner since it was so popular. He then relocated into the current brick-and-mortar building in 1908. The pork tenderloin sandwich, a game-day classic from Indiana, is a menu standout, even though the burgers are still good. It’s manufactured using the same method as Freienstein.
Luna Park Cafe- Seattle
Luna Park Cafe, a 1950s-style restaurant that opened in 1989, is probably Seattle’s most kitsch place. It’s a sanctuary for enthusiasts of the era, with a 1958 jukebox and another coin-operated décor like Pepe the Dancing Clown. However, while the atmosphere is vintage, the food is contemporary. Cauliflower “buffalo wings,” vegan nachos, and cake-like milkshakes are all on the menu.
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