I love breakfast. It’s the only meal of the day where it’s okay to eat a stack of carbs with a side of trans fats while downing many cups of liquid caffeine. Dave’s Diner in Middleboro offers up all of these excellent treats at a fair price in a throwback 1950′s setting.
If you’re looking to get your breakfast on, then come along as I take you through our breakfast experience at Dave’s Diner in Middleboro, MA.
Dave’s Diner Hours and Location
Dave’s Diner lies at the intersection of Route 28 and Anderson Avenue. It’s a big, strangely constructed crossroads that almost resembles a rotary.
This strange intersection shape makes it difficult (and dangerous) getting to Dave’s Diner, so be mindful of the strange traffic patterns. You’ll see what I mean in the map below.
Dave’s Diner Hours:
Sunday through Thursday: 5:30am – 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Breakfast is available until 11:15AM Monday – Saturday and until noon on Sundays. They do offer breakfast selections after that but it’s more limited.
Dave’s Diner Address:
390 West Grove Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
The parking lot is large and I’ve never had any issues finding a spot (even on busy days like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day). There’s nothing worse than trying to eat at a restaurant but having to park in someone else’s lot and walking over on a busy day.
The Decor and the Wait at Dave’s Diner Middleboro
Picture a stereotypical (in a good way) 1950′s diner. A shiny, aluminum exterior with black and white checkerboard flooring and red vinyl seats. Classic Rock & Roll LP’s framed and hung on the walls along with newspaper clippings and old photos of vintage cars. That’s what you’ll experience at Dave’s Dinner in Middleboro.
Of all the 1950′s style diners I’ve been to, this one paid the most attention to detail and consequently, feels the most authentic. It’s a great change of scenery from the usual cafes to grab a bagel.
The seating policy always confuses me; some diners are seat-yourself while others require you to be seated by the hostess. Dave’s Diner is the latter, so you will need to be seated by the hostess.
We arrived on a Saturday morning at 9:30 and only had a 5 minute wait. Normally this place is packed and there have been instances when I’ve had to stand in a line that stretched out the door, waiting upwards of 30 minutes to get in!
Yes, Dave’s Diner is that good that people will wait in a huge line in the cold to get a seat.
A Friendly Waitstaff
Dave’s Diner motto is the same as the diners’ of old:
“Serving Great Food, by Friendly & Attentive Servers, in a Clean Atmosphere”
Did this Middleboro restaurant deliver on the promise of its motto?
Yes, it did. The waitstaff there is excellent. I have not had a single incident in the 4 times I’ve dined at this establishment; the waitstaff always seems to be upbeat and they communicate and cooperate with each other. Even during the busiest hours, Dave’s Diner is like a well oiled machine.
The Food at Dave’s Diner
I ordered the Little Lulu’s which consisted of French Toast, 2 eggs, toast and home fries with bacon. It was fairly priced at $8.99.
Matt ordered the Porky’s Skillet which is scrambled eggs, linguica and onions over home fries topped with Jack and Cheddar Cheese with toast for $7.99.
The food was brought out quickly so we did not have to wait long.
Mine was a fairly standard breakfast plate. I enjoyed it and cleaned the plate. Like I said in my last write up, I’m kind of a fatty so it’s not much of a surprise that I ate everything.
Matt’s food, on the other had, was a little too heavy on the cheese. Halfway through, it started to make him a little nauseous, I think he might be lactose intolerant (but he’ll never admit it, that stubborn mule).
It should be no surprise to know that I’m a big fan of Dave’s Diner in Middleboro, MA. The 50′s diner design is great, the waitstaff is friendly and the food is prepared quickly.
You can’t go wrong with a breakfast platter – they cook the eggs perfectly and the french toast is sweet and delicious. If you’re not that big of a fan of cheese, stay away from the skillets.
My one complaint (and it’s very minor at that) is that the coffees are not included in the price of the combo meals. It was $4.38 for 2 coffees and, while they were bottomless, I thought it was a little odd that they were not included in the price of the meal.
If you plan on getting breakfast on the weekends, go there early. Dave’s Diner is very popular, especially after 9AM.
What’s your favorite place for breakfast?