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Old 05-07-2009, 09:03 AM
Location: Mauldin
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Originally Posted by lowercountry View Post
My wife is from Long Island and I have fond memories of her taking me to diners in Hauppauge/Smithtown during visits there. I think we'll visit this establishment this weekend... maybe for breakfast.
As stated earlier, breakfast doesn't start until the end of the month

Old 05-07-2009, 10:45 AM
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if the food and service is good then i'll go and at least try it once. you're going to spend $8 on a burger eating at a chain like Fridays anyways. i don't see what the big deal is.
Old 05-07-2009, 11:06 AM
Location: Huntersville
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Doesn't sound like a diner at all. Maybe good food and ok for the price, but I agree the connotation of diner to me, sounds like a bit cheaper, blue plate specials, nothing too fancy.
Old 05-07-2009, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Megax View Post
Except the OP said their meatloaf meal was $13.00
My bad! Yep, had to be pretty good to cost $13.00. I would expect to keep the waitress for that.
Old 05-07-2009, 12:21 PM
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It is confusing as it looks nothing like a diner. I will give it another try as it just opened. I have no problem paying for good food, but the prices are nothing like the diners I've been going to. My problem was the close to an hour wait for our food. When it did get there half the families food came out warm the other half cold. So if I'm paying $19 for fish I expect it to be at least luke warm. The kids loved the dessert. Nice that one price includes all. I understand it was the first night, but if you are going to charge those prices you better get it right quick.
Old 05-07-2009, 04:39 PM
Location: Waxhaw
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They have a menu on their web page. They have a great variety of food. I hope they do well!
Old 05-07-2009, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by longisland5 View Post
I understand it was the first night, but if you are going to charge those prices you better get it right quick.
That's why most people wait about a month for the restaurant to get the bugs out.
Old 05-07-2009, 07:28 PM
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Originally Posted by mrtgman View Post
I was so looking forward to the opening of the big view diner on 521 & Ardrey Kell. That was until I saw thier menu prices today. I was hoping for a real diner with real diner prices. Instead looks like we sorta got a diner with uptown prices. Come on guys, $13 for meatloaf or an open face turkey sandwich and $8.00 for a hamburger? Good luck. I won't be there! Is it just me or are these prices WAY out of line with what a real diner would charge? I guess somebody has to pay for that fancy new building. I bet they close down in under a year!
I'm not sure where or when you're getting $13 as an exorbitant amount for meatloaf at a diner. Here is a real diner in South Jersey (much cheaper than North Jersey or NY). $10.95 for meatloaf & one side.

Westmont Diner Haddon Township New Jersey Restaurant Menus - Haddontownshipmenus.com (http://www.haddontownshipmenus.com/menus/westmontdiner.htm - broken link)

I had to really dig for a diner that still serves meatloaf.
Old 05-07-2009, 08:42 PM
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This place is in ballanytne. What did you expect price wise? It's not some hole in the wall off South blvd or something.
Old 05-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Originally Posted by southbound_295 View Post
I had to really dig for a diner that still serves meatloaf.
Really? I just looked up about half a dozen diners I used to go to in central/north Jersey, and they all had meatloaf. (It's usually under "dinner.")

$11-$13 seems about average, but they all seem to come with a lot of other things: soup, salad, vegetable, beverage, dessert... The one at Big View comes with a side and a potato.

I think the prices are about what I would expect for a "diner" in Ballantyne owned by upscale restaurateurs. (Yes, I'm going to try it, but probably not until after they start doing breakfast and/or I get a coupon.)
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