Richard Foss

Ocean Diner

The Ocean Diner has only been open for fifteen years, though the decor makes it look more like fifty. Vintage ads and yellowing newspapers announcing victory at Guadalcanal line the walls and old bric-a-brac sits on shelves, creating a convincing stage set of a local diner, circa 1945. The menu matches the decor in most details of style and substance, though I don’t think cafes in the forties offered burritos filled with brown rice and veggies. They certainly did offer pot roast, chili skillets, and spaghetti and meatballs, and we investigated these at a recent dinner.

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