Sometimes you have to eat a lonesome dinner by yourself at 8 p.m. after a haircut. Hopefully if you find yourself in that sort of really specific situation you’ll be in or near Murrsyville. Because that’s where Dick’s Diner is located.
I stopped by Dick’s Diner the other day by myself at 8 p.m. after a haircut and cozied up the the lunch counter where mocking me from afar were several mile-high pies. And at that point I at least knew pie would be in my future.
Dick’s Diner is not really a diner from an architecture standpoint. The building looks like a bank from 1970 to me. From a menu standpoint though, it hits the standards: Hot Beef Sandwich, Triple Decker Club sandwich, Liver and Onions, Double Cheeseburger, milkshakes, pies, and an extensive breakfast menu.
After seriously contemplating getting breakfast, I went with meatloaf which came with 2 sides (mashed potatoes and a salad to make myself feel better).
My salad was out before I had time to even finish taking in the sights and sounds around me. It was a basic diner salad complete with iceberg lettuce, wedges of tomato, red onion, shredded purple cabbage, thick slices of cucumber, and of course the good kind of ranch. It was also accompanied by a split top roll and SOFT butter. I seriously love me some soft butter when I actually use butter.
Shortly after I finished my salad, a glorious plate of thinly sliced meatloaf and mashed potatoes showed up. Now this meatloaf can’t even come close to my mother’s but it certainly hit the spot. It was tender and flavorful and swimming in a hearty beefy gravy. The mashed potatoes were whipped to a smooth perfection and stick-to-your-ribs hearty. It might not have been a 4 star meal, but it certainly satisfied my late night craving.
Plus I took a piece of coconut cream pie to go which in my book is never a bad thing.