Dinner at Silver Diner

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I pass by Silver Diner every time I go to the mall and that’s a lot of times over the years. I never thought of eating there since I usually associate diners as greasy spoons.

After a long day at Mount Vernon and going to church La and I were too lazy and tired to prepare supper so we convinced Chee to eat at Silver Diner instead.
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It looked like a real 50s diner complete with a juke box on our table.

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There were so many, many things I wanted to try on the menu from the bison burger, mile high turkey platter and country fried steak but I eventually chose the Black Angus pot roast. Their menu said all their meats were all natural and hormone free.

First of all I was impressed with the plating and the normal sized portion. I was expecting a huge American sized platter with food good enough for 2-3 people.
slow roasted black Angus pot roast
slow roasted Black Angus pot roast $13.99
All natural short rib, balsamic drizzle, brown gravy, crispy onion straws, scallions, fresh veggies, mashed potatoes, corn
I gave away my veggies and corn and my companions ate it all with gusto. Erin loved the sweet buttered corn most of all.

I didn’t give away my crispy onion straws which were just awesome with my uber tender and flavorful lean beef. I was so amazed how good the food was. I never expected such quality from a diner. The food wasn’t greasy or salty, just well cooked.
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Even the veggies in my side salad were very fresh!
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side salad

La said her soup had lots of crab and corn and it wasn’t too thick.
kickin' crab and corn chowder
kickin’ crab and corn chowder $5.99

She also had Baja Fish Tacos from the “Meals Under 600 Calories” section of the menu. It’s great that this diner had healthier options which were quite good too.
Baja fish tacos with summer citrus salad
Baja fish tacos with summer citrus salad $10.99
Fried or grilled flounder, southwest ranch, shredded cabbage, cilantro, scallions, baja black bean salsa, cilantro sour cream and side Summer Citrus Salad
Chee must have been overwhelmed with the menu so he ended up choosing a simple and classic all American sandwich. I didn’t hear any complaints from him.
classic BLT
classic BLT $6.99
Nitrate-free bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, toasted sourdough.
Erin said she wasn’t hungry so she just ordered dessert. As I’ve said before, that girl is my mini-me when it comes to dessert. Just like her I would forgo a meal in lieu of dessert, specially one with chocolate.
brownie decadence
brownie decadence $5.99
Home made chewy fudge brownie topped with all natural Breyers vanilla and chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream and walnuts.

We went to Silver Diner for a light meal since we weren’t that hungry. Yeah right!
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Silver Diner's organic ketchup
Silver Diner’s organic ketchup

I don’t know if you can see it clearly but the bottle of ketchup had a no mess spout.
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The next time I go to Virginia I’m definitely going back to Silver Diner. I have my eye on the chicken fried steak!

Silver Diner’s menu

Silver Diner
12250 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
telephone: 703-359-5999


Hours
Sunday-Thursday 6:30am – 12am
Friday & Saturday 6:30am – 2am

Comments

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  • Frannywanny

    oh i love diners and organic ketchup!! :) 

  • http://www.iamaileen.com/ Aileen A.

    The jukebox reminds me of Johnny Rocket. But anyway, I love places/diners like this. It looks so homey for me.

  • La

    Went back once since u left. Reading this makes me want to go back again.

  • http://www.airticketonsale.com/ air fare deals

     First that capture my attention to read the post is the brownie decadence picture, it looks so delicious. The entire restaurant looks great and it seems all food there are great. Thanks for sharing great restaurant to us, now we have an idea where to eat good food.

  • Betty

    Leslie, the jukebox they also have in Mels Drive In in San Francisco.  And Johnny Rocket which now I want to head to for some diner food.