Mom's Diner

November 4, 2012

Tailgate Grill, Waynesboro VA

If you are in Waynesboro and just really need some comfort food, the Tailgate Grill is the place for you! Seated in its spacious and noticeably sparkling clean dining room, you can choose your favorite burgers and fries. Be sure to try the onion rings and the loaded fries -we fed our whole family with a basket of each! When you are in the mood for a hot, homemade style burger with all the fixin’s, there is nowhere better!








July 2, 2012

Riverside North, Charlottesville VA

If you have a hankering for a hot bacon cheeseburger (with lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions), or maybe a basket of French fries, a pile of fried mushrooms, or some hot and gooey Mozzarella cheese sticks, all hot right off the grill and out of the frier, then Riverside North is the place to go. The food is straight-forward American fare, served made-to-order, hot and fast. The atmosphere is casual and the service is friendly. A great place to go when you need some old-fashioned comfort burgers and fried sides! Don’t worry if there are a few grease spots on your receipt-that’s just a sign of a tasty meal!







March 21, 2012

Cook Out, Charlottesville VA

Finally, a place that sells old-fashioned hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings and thick chocolatey milkshakes (Hershey’s!)! Cook Out has now opened on Emmet Street and what a refreshing change of pace! Milkshakes come in awesome flavors – peach cobbler, snickers, mint chocolate chip- the list is long and makes choosing so difficult. “Sides” include corn dogs and quesadillas in addition to the fries and onion rings. Stop in and have a bite!




October 17, 2011

No Name Restaurant, Boston MA

“It is what it is,” namely fresh seafood served hot and fast in a no-frills warehouse on Boston’s Fish Pier. But, don’t let appearances deceive you, for onto those crowded rows of wooden tables lands platter after platter of fried shrimp and scallops and bright red lobsters. The menu is a simple two-sided sheet, fried seafood on one side and broiled selections on the other. Paper placements with instructions for how to eat a lobster mark your place. Before you even get settled, a heaping platter of hot, toasted garlic bread lands in front of you. Order your fried scallops and your popcorn shrimp and in no time, plates overflowing with seafood piled onto hot fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce magically appear. Fresh seafood on the Boston waterfront makes a perfect dinner combination!









September 25, 2011

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-b-que, Williamsburg VA

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que has been a Williamsburg institution for over 30 years. We used to come here for the barbecue when it was a walk- up window only, with a steaming barbecue pitt out back, a soda machine for drinks, picnic tables, and a gravel parking lot. Things have changed a bit, but Pierce’s continues to be a roadside attraction with excellent barbecue, albeit now with a full- fledged restaurant, indoor tables, and even a paved parking lot, not to mention the expanded barbecue pitt out back. With it’s bright yellow paint with orange trim, you cannot miss it and you won’t want to once you’ve tasted their tender, spicy barbecue sandwich. The Jumbo with coleslaw is a must, as is the hush puppies, the fries, and the crispy onion rings. If you are not in the mood for barbecue, try the cheeseburger (excellent!) or the kid’s chicken fingers (yum!). Or, if the weather is cold and you need some hot food to warm you up, try the Brunswick Stew or the macaroni and cheese. Whatever you choose, Pierce’s is a must-do stop if you are anywhere near!










September 24, 2011

McDonald’s, Exit 94, Waynesboro VA

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Sometimes, you just need a Big Mac. You know the kind – two freshly cooked hamburger patties with that slightly salty and beautifully orange American cheese dripping shredded lettuce and generously dressed with special sauce on a soft, warm bun with hamburger pickles just to make it all official! It is an American classic, and when done well, it cannot be beat. Add hot, thin, crispy fries, a glass of ice tea and you are set. Fortunately, the McDonald’s at Exit 94 can deliver just that. So, for that rainy day drive to a far away conference, if you are near Exit 94, stop in to relive what McDonald’s used to be, and can still be every once in awhile.


September 21, 2011

Wright’s Dairy Rite, Staunton, VA

Filed under: drive in, food, hamburger, hot dog, ice cream, Staunton VA — Tags: , , , , , , — momsdiner61 @ 5:40 pm

Step back in time at this authentic 50’s drive-in where you can still get car service or choose to eat inside while listening to the large red juke box that plays continually in the corner! Have the classic patty melt or perhaps the chicken basket with fries, buttered rolls, and coleslaw. Add some cheese sauce for dipping your fries and some ranch dressing for your chicken fingers and you are set for a true drive-in comfort meal. Save room for dessert, the hot fudge cake with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream is the perfect ending ( and, big enough to share!).







September 9, 2011

Home Team Grill, Fredericksburg VA

This is a college town restaurant that serves a wonderful basket of hot, hand-cut, home-made potato chips spiced with Old Bay Seasoning and served with a spicy ranch sauce. The perfect comfort food after a busy day on campus, to be sure!


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