Menges Rt 30 Diner Tessa ruppert

I walked into a little diner on the edge of Rt 30, and felt as if I was walking into my grandmother’s house. You get a very home style cooking feel when you enter. The walls and window frames were full of John Deere and farm like decorations. I was immediately greeted by an employee and sat within a minute or so.

The board that has specials is located just as you walk in, and in the menu. Menges Diner has a wide variety of drink options from sodas to teas to milkshakes. As the waitress got my drink, I noticed that all the “regulars” were greeted and waited on without even having to say a thing. The waitresses remembered what they usually got to drink and eat, which gave me a good feel for the hospitality of the waitresses.

I looked over the menu to see that they serve breakfast until 12 o'clock Monday through Saturday and until 11:45 on Sundays. Upon asking why they do not serve breakfast all day, the waitress replied we only have one small grill, so it would be nearly impossible to have have all the breakfast items and dinner items on it at once.

She was a very kind lady that got us our drinks and asked us if we needed time to look over the menu. The menu had a wide variety of offerings for the best of both worlds, from cheeseburgers ($5.50) and chicken sandwiches($7.00) to the higher- end seafood combo platters($19.95) and steaks($12.25). The menu also offers salads and Italian selections.

The server told me that the most popular item was the roast turkey platter which came with two sides($9.25). I got a Menges Special ($8.50) that came with a double cheeseburger,hand patted, and heaping pile of crisp french fries. The meal came out within 10-15 minutes. My burger was very tender and juicy which paired very nicely with my fresh french fries. There was a variety of pies and some cakes, that are homemade. In the summer Menges Diner is not only a restaurant but also an ice cream dairy bar. The dairy bar brings in the soft served ice cream, and sundaes.

I definitely will be heading back soon for delicious homemade food, and making a trip for summer time sundaes and milkshakes.


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