Flashy Blast from the Past


The shiny chrome and bright electric lights of the Silver Diner put you in mind of poodle skirts, beehives, and chocolate egg creams. Inside this surprisingly large diner, a network of booths and mirrors keep it feeling snug, and each table is equipped with its own jukebox. Come here for hearty breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up, or an after dinner sundae.

This diner has plates of golden fries, milkshakes served alongside silver tins full of extra, and an impressive chocolate brownie decadence with walnut fudgy brownie buried underneath ice cream, whipped cream, and cherries. In addition to these diner classics are healthier options, like the veggie chili with low-fat cilantro sour cream, or the Asian skewered chicken with only five grams of fat. The diner proudly mentions in its menu (multiple times) that is uses only zero trans fat oil for the fried options. Diner traditionalists may be slightly disconcerted to see net carbs and other such health conscious facts listed on their breakfast choices, but they will be comforted by the challah strawberry French toast, drenched in caramel and cinnamon sour cream.

12276 Rockville Pike (at Rollins Ave)
Rockville, MD 20852
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