The Diner: Shedding delicious light on a Mount Pleasant myth

Sometimes the restaurants that are tucked away in obscure places and aren’t known to many can be the best kind.  This would be the case with The Diner located at 894 South Mission Road in Mount Pleasant.

Off a road less traveled, this comfy little diner has the feeling of Grandma’s cabin.  Driving up, people can already tell that they will be welcomed with opened arms, from the rocking chairs on the front porch to the family seating in the inside.  It seemed as everybody knew each other as well, which just added to the atmosphere.

Once walking in the door people are allowed to choose where they would like to sit.  I chose a booth and then it was time to get down to business.  The Diner has a very extensive menu and a breakfast menu that has anything from pancakes to omelets and the option for people to build their own breakfast.
After looking over every possible option I made a decision: the meaty omelet had everything that a delicious breakfast should have wrapped up in a single omelet-hashbrowns, ham, bacon, green peppers, onions. It is then smothered in sausage and gravy that was seasoned with just the right amount of pepper.  A side order of wheat toast came with it as well.  The omelet was perfect in every way, and contained just the right amount of each ingredient.  The gravy was the cherry on top of the sundae so to speak.  The coffee was fresh and refilled every time the server came by the table.

The service on this particular day was wonderful as it probably is every day of the week.  Every one was very polite and genuinely seemed concerned if the food was ok.  The Diner, though not known to many out-of-towners, is a staple for most locals.  Now that this outsider has experienced the myth that is The Diner, it is probably in everybody’s best interest to go out and experience it for themselves.