Went there once over the summer for lunch and got a chicken parm. that was tasty with a great side of fries. Came back this evening to get a birthday dinner with my partner and was blown away by how good it was. I read that they have been working out some new-owner kinks, I feel like they're really getting it sorted.
They were hosting a classic car night so the diner looked its shiny best with a bunch of neat hot rods outside. Half the diner was full up with people but there was still space for us and the service was totally fine. We both ordered off the specials menu. (Special menu changes seasonally) I got the buttermilk fried chicken which was really some of the best fried chicken I've had. Tasty crunchy coating, not at all greasy, spicy without being just your average salt/pepper/paprika flavors. It came with a side of mashed potatoes and oven roasted carrots both of which were prepared well and all served on a nice plate. Partner had pork chops served with a side of tender green beans, some sort of cabbage (which I did not try) and a potato pancake. Both portions were ample for the prices and everyone there was chatty and friendly.
This place has much better than average diner food all served up in a bright and friendly atmosphere that is more spacious than a lot of the other diners in the local area. We'll be back again.
- CHELLEY C.
"Glad the diner was reopened and revamped. Great business with even greater food. The best historic diner I've been to. I love this place! Parking is no problem since the diner is located on a big lot."
- JESSAMYN W.
"Forget everything you thought about the old Al Mac's and give the new one a shot! I used to LOATHE Al Mac's and the grouchy, hungover waitresses and sticky booths and greasy food.
But now it's all fresh inside and the wait staff are actually friendly and while the breakfast menu is essentially the same, the quality of food is MUCH better. Nice, thick pieces of toast, big fluffy omelettes, and herb-ed home-fries that are delicious.
I may just make the trek back to the Dirty Riv a little more frequently now."
- JACLYN P.
"This place is excellent, go there without hesitation. Not only is it a very authentic old-time diner but the food is fantastic. I had the house made corned beef hash, which came with wonderfully warm, crunch hash browns, marble rye and 2 eggs over easy. I thought for sure I couldn't finish the huge portion but I wound up eating every bite. It was just that good. My daughter loved both her Greek omelet and her single pecan pancake. And the cost of our meal was under $20. Neither of us ate again for 6 hours! You can't beat the quality, the value and the wait staff, who really do a great job checking that everything is up to snuff. I wish Al Mac's was in our neck of the woods because we'd go there regularly."
- KAREN M.