By Sandra Zunino
For a New York diner experience with a 50s retro theme, visit Easton Diner & Family Restaurant at 8451 Ocean Gateway. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Easton Diner offers home cooking and more than 800 menu items from which to choose.
Easton Diner opened in November of 2008 under the partnership of Koksal “Cookie” Karadere and Adam Delice. Originally from Turkey, Adam came to the United States in 1986. After moving to New York, Adam’s early survival in the states in part depended on a restaurant that kept him well fed. It was then that he decided to become a restaurateur.
In 2001, Adam opened the Cambridge Diner and started a partnership with long-time friend Cookie, who he says is like a brother to him. Cambridge Diner customers from the Easton area convinced Adam and Cookie to open a dinner in this area. Adam says he is grateful to the county, city, health department, fire marshal and sheriff’s department for their part in helping Easton Diner come to fruition. Most of all, he is thankful to the customers.
Reminiscent of a squeaky-clean 50s diner, the restaurant is decked out in turquoise and red with many gleaming chrome accents and plenty of booth seats. The banquet room can accompany parties of up to 80 and is available to rent for special occasions. Colorful saltwater aquariums keep patrons entertained while waiting to be seated.
With a vast menu selection ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers to broiled lobster tail and prime rib, it would be hard for anyone not to find his or her favorite dish. In fact, Easton Diner’s variety of seafood entrees rivals many seafood restaurants in the area.
The selection of Italian specialties includes everything from veal parmigiana or stuffed shells to homemade lasagna or mussells marinara. Additionally, Easton Diner has over 30 deli sandwiches not including Philly cheese steaks, club sandwiches and hoagies.
Breakfast hot off the griddle includes selections of hot cakes, French toast or fruit pancakes with a side of sizzling bacon or sausage. How about buttermilk biscuits smothered with cream chipped beef, or cheese, cherry or blueberry blintzes served with sour cream, bagels, or any combination of egg or omelet.
In true diner fashion, fresh cakes, pies and mouthwatering pastries are displayed in glass cases, making them almost impossible to resist.
Easton Diner offers carry out as well as dine-in service. For more information, call 410-819-0535.