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Silver Diner - Rockville Pike

Pappy May 27, 2008 03:52 PM

I changed firms two weeks ago and have literally been working 12 hours a day. My new (temporary) office is across from the Silver Diner on Rockville Pike. After many meals at SD, I can easily report that it is some of the worst food I have ever had, perhaps surpassed in badness only by the fake, kitchy decor. There is no reason to ever go here anytime of the day for any meal or anything else. Frankly I am only writing this post because I have "post"-withdrawal symptoms.

So...If you ever find yourself at the Silver Diner despite my urging to steer clear, I recommend the Egg Salad BLT Sandwich. It is dry as a pile of fall leaves (for some reason, everything in this place tastes dry), but it is reasonably fresh, reasonably filling, and reasonably cheap. With a cup of coffee, it will sustain you until your next meal which hopefully will be somewhere else.

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  1. monkeyrotica RE: Pappy May 27, 2008 04:46 PM

    Have to agree on the Silver Diner chain, which is a real shame because they used to offer a pretty decent simulacra of the classic diner. Somewhere along the way, they started serving booze and "heart smart" menu items, and it all went to hell. (Who goes to a diner for a healthy meal?)

    I've done the Rockville, Springfield, and Wilson Blvd locations, and the food is uniformly uninteresting to downright bad: Sysco cryovacked 20lb bags of food product, deepfried, heavily salted, for $14. I've found tastier things in my own nose.

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    1. re: monkeyrotica
      KOK RE: monkeyrotica May 28, 2008 08:47 AM

      "I've found tastier things in my own nose"

      That's the smile of the month, and may well be the smile of the month for June.

      They still make a good shake (add malt) but they've truly nosedived in recent years.

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      reiflame RE: Pappy May 27, 2008 05:39 PM

      Dumb question, but if it was so bad, why did you go "many" times?

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        ivymike RE: Pappy May 27, 2008 05:59 PM

        I ordered a burger to go once, it was horrible. The pike has tons of options for lunch and dinner. Steer clear of the SD.

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          Smokey RE: Pappy May 28, 2008 07:28 AM

          I totally agree with you, Pappy.

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            startsev RE: Pappy May 28, 2008 06:38 PM

            Urban Barbecue is just a little ways and it's got one of the best burgers around. try that instead!

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              dartmouth05 RE: Pappy May 28, 2008 07:32 PM

              Gee-I like the Silver Diner... I haven't had anything overly complex, I suppose, I've had their pancakes, chicken tenders, their healthy omelet, etc., and it's all been good. I was recently there with my girlfriend, her brother, and one of her friends, and they all liked their food and loved their shakes...

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