Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nothing Could Be Finer Than Breakfast At The Diner...

... Foote's Port Henry Diner, that is...


My mister and I needed a break after a rather rough summer, so off to the "Adirondack Coast" of northern New York state we went. Now, when we travel, of course we prefer to dine vintage-style. I recently learned that the former Miss Port Henry Diner (a Ward & Dickinson dining car) had been spruced up and reopened by a new owner. Port Henry, NY is a village delightfully poised at the edge of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains as a backdrop.

The last time we trekked northward to the village, I was saddened to see the diner looking a bit forlorn, decorated with "For Sale" signs.


But when we arrived this time on a Saturday morning in September... 


...the diner peeked out and invited us to come in.


And, well, vive la diffĂ©rence! We were greeted by the bright smiling face of 


Miss CherryBubbles is ready for a hearty breakfast, if only she can get Mister to put away the camera for a moment so we can go inside.


Counter or booth?


Why, booth, of course!


Two cups of coffee... and, yes, that IS a marble table!

  
Mister chose the Breakfast Bake. Mister chose wisely.


 Real Maple Syrup, by golly!

What a terrific experience it was to enjoy a truly delicious breakfast served with a smile 
in a historic diner! We shall return.

 Many thanks to Donald Foote for 
bringing this delightful diner back to life!


If you find yourself in the Port Henry area, be sure to stop at the diner 
for breakfast or lunch... or both!

Foote's Port Henry Diner
5 St. Patrick's Place
Port Henry, NY 12974
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 6 am - 2 pm


3 comments:

Valerie said...

What a great place, and what great breakfasts, too! I love that the Port Henry diner has been saved!

Outside Portland Oregon there used to be a diner called Waddles-I think it was built in the 20's or 30's. There was a big bill board that advertised "Eat at Waddles!" Unfortunately Waddles closed, and was renamed, and the sign was changed to read "Eat at Hooters!" I still can't believe that Waddles was turned into a Hooters! Utterly tragic!

Glad to see you back:)

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Oh, Valerie, how sad! :( That's why I support places like the diner in Port Henry... and also because I love old-timey diners and good food ;)

Glad to be back - hoping to post more regularly now!

SusieQT said...

Oh yum! Now I am officially hungry for pancakes. It is so great that they were able to re-open that diner.