Friday, February 8, 2013

Main Line Diner and Pizza Company, Maybrook, NY

Many years ago this was called the Maybrook Diner and when the railroad was in town it was a hopping place. After the Railroad died out, so did the diner and it sat vacant for quite a few years. It was purchased by a couple of guys who own a pizzeria in the area and they did some renovations. They took a few years to do it, but hey, they did reopen the place.

Greek Omelet with Gyro Meat
The interior got a good cleaning and a sprucing up, but they left the charm of an old fashioned diner, especially in the front section where the chrome just glistens at you with that cool art-deco look. The back dining room is big and bright with a ceiling that pays homage to the region and its roots as a rail town and transportation hub. 

This was our second visit. The first was a couple of weeks ago after church when I did not have a camera. On that visit we had paninis, mine was a Rueben panini that was quite good. Teresa had a chicken panini on which there was a bit too much balsamic vinaigrette making it a soggy. Overall it was good, but it take some time for the food to come. Since they'd only been open a week at this point it wasn't a big deal, they just needed to get the kinks out. 

Spinach Omelet
This time we stopped by on a Friday morning as winter storm Nemo approached. We decided to get out of the house before it hit. I had the Greek Omelet with Gyro meat, shown at the top, and Teresa had the Spinach Omelet. Both were quite good and quite filling. Service was fast and pleasant. It looks like they got those kinks out.

I really hope they do well here. They have a good menu, good food and what seems to be a good staff. This is something the area needed. Stop by and give them a try, support a couple of local guys. We'll be going back again, I want to see how the burgers are.

Update- We've been back a few times since I wrote this and I have to say they are consistently good. I've tried the burgers and liked them but I think my favorite so far was on the special menu. It was a crab cake with macaroni and cheese (shown below). For $11.99 I got this huge portion as well as a salad and a bowl of soup. The crab cake was fresh and the mac and cheese got better as I ate it which tells me it was freshly made as well. No, it was not real crab meat, it was of the imitation variety. Oddly, it was an improvement over most of the crab cakes I've had as it was moister and more flavorful. 

Main Line is fast becoming my favorite diner.

Crab Cake with Mac and Cheese

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