Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Have you ever eaten at a diner in the US?

Do you hear people talk about eating at a diner all the time?

If you’re not familiar, then this may be a type of restaurant that you’ve never been to.

When you’re in the US one thing you must do is eat at a US diner.

We’re going to tell you about US diners, why they are so important in this culture, and what to order if you go to them.


They Are A Big Part of the American Culture

You want to understand why they are so important, and what to order.

They create a sense of nostalgia in Americans, because many of these diners have been there for years.

Diners are at their best at breakfast time, this is what they are known for.

They do serve all three meals, but they feature and are known for breakfast.

They are known for greasy but delicious foods, not healthy foods.


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Know What To Order

When you do find yourself at a US diner, you want to know what to order.

It’s all about the experience, but it’s about the delicious foods too.

There are three American diner foods that you want to order when you do visit one.

  1. Hash Browns: It’s small shredded pieces of potato that are fried. Many people eat them with ketchup or hot sauce, and they may have eggs over the top of them. These are different than home fries, which are thicker and may be mixed with peppers or onions. Hash browns are the most popular at breakfast and that’s when you would order them. You wouldn’t really order french fries at breakfast, even though they are very similar to home fries.
  2. Bottomless Coffee: This is not the best coffee and that’s not what they’re known for. This is coffee that keeps coming and that you can enjoy throughout the morning. There’s no pressure to hurry in diners, and so people sit there with their cup of coffee and drink their bottomless coffee. You don’t go to a diner because they have the best coffee, but it keeps coming and you drink it while you chat.
  3. Skillet Meals: A skillet is a small frying pan and there’s a mix of different foods in that skillet. There’s usually eggs, maybe potatoes, meat or veggies, and then there’s a ton of cheese over the top. It’s a combination of a bunch of different breakfast foods in that skillet, all in one place.



This is a big part of the culture in the US.

For many Americans, diners represent nostalgia and they may have eaten at these restaurants over the years.

Go in and enjoy the experience for all that it can be.

Try ordering these foods to gain the full and true experience in a US diner.


If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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