The 20 Best Diners in America
The Fremont Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

1. The Fremont Diner

9.3
2698 Fremont Dr (at S Central Ave.), Sonoma, CA
Diner · 145 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Grab a table on the outdoor patio and order anything containing fried chicken. The tangy, homemade pickles are a much-welcome addition. Read more.

Florida Avenue Grill is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

2. Florida Avenue Grill

8.7
1100 Florida Ave NW (at 11th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Columbia Heights · 61 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Called the oldest soul food restaurant in Washington, this Southern cookin’, U Street spot attracts everyone from politicians to college students for its hot cakes, grits and biscuits. Read more.

Miss Worcester Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

3. Miss Worcester Diner

8.1
300 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA
Breakfast Spot · 17 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Known as Miss Woo, this '50s-style diner in the working-class neighborhood of Worcester specializes in French toast. In fact, the menu offers over a dozen varieties like S’mores and Apple Pie. Read more.

Little Goat Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

4. Little Goat Diner

9.4
820 W Randolph St (at Green St), Chicago, IL
Diner · Fulton Market · 412 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This diner serves creative interpretations of comfort foods. We’re talking kimchi, bacon-and-eggs scallion pancakes and Fat Elvis waffles topped with peanut butter, banana and bacon maple syrup. Read more.

A1 Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

5. A1 Diner

8.7
3 Bridge St, Gardiner, ME
Diner · 11 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Walking into the chrome enclosure and sitting at one of the mahogany booths is like stepping back in time. Make sure to order a side of the famous potato hash. Read more.

Highland Park Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

6. Highland Park Diner

8.7
960 Clinton Ave S (at Goodman St), Rochester, NY
Diner · Swillburg · 55 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This '40s-era dining car is as quaint and old school as they come. The milkshakes are phenomenal, and each month you’ll find a new special on the menu. Order it. Read more.

Mickey's Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

7. Mickey's Diner

8.9
36 7th St W (at Saint Peter St), Saint Paul, MN
Diner · Downtown St. Paul · 74 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This landmark has been run by the same family for three generations. Stop by for breakfast 24 hours a day, and order a “One Eyed Jack”--an egg-in-a-hole meets a grilled-ham-and-cheese sandwich. Read more.

Town Topic Hamburgers is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

8. Town Topic Hamburgers

8.5
2021 Broadway Blvd (btwn W 20th St & Southwest Blvd), Kansas City, MO
Burger Joint · Crossroads · 75 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This Kansas City staple has been serving its famous griddled, steamed hamburgers since it opened its doors in 1937. Sure, it puts the “greasy” in greasy spoon, but in the very best way. Read more.

Tops Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

9. Tops Diner

9.3
500 Passaic Ave (Central Ave), East Newark, NJ
Diner · 224 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: In a state teeming with diners, this is surely “top” dog. The menu is enormous, but the MVP is Tops’ famous meatloaf with gravy. Read more.

Harry's Coffee Shop is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

10. Harry's Coffee Shop

9.2
7545 Girard Ave (at Torrey Pines Rd), La Jolla, CA
Coffee Shop · 52 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: In 1959, Harry Rudolph moved to California and opened this blue-collar joint, known for its straightforward all-day breakfast menu. If you’ve never had eggs Benedict on a waffle, now’s your chance. Read more.

Tom's Restaurant is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

11. Tom's Restaurant

8.8
782 Washington Ave (at Sterling Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Diner · Prospect Heights · 270 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Tom’s original Prospect Heights location is certainly one Brooklyn’s most beloved breakfast spots. The lines can be rough, but free coffee and the promise of ricotta pancakes makes it all worthwhile. Read more.

Sids Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

12. Sids Diner

8.0
300 S Choctaw Ave, El Reno, OK
Burger Joint · 13 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This old-timey spot is known for its signature fried-onion burgers, which are seared on the griddle until crispy. Consider it a necessary pit stop on any Route 66 road trip. Read more.

Modern Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

13. Modern Diner

8.6
364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI
Diner · 34 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Three words: custard French toast. The thick-cut French toast layered with a custard-like vanilla pudding, fresh fruit and raspberry syrup puts Modern Diner on the map. Read more.

24 Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

14. 24 Diner

9.0
600 N Lamar Blvd #G (at W 6th St), Austin, TX
Diner · Old West Austin · 311 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This eatery serves what it calls “chef-inspired comfort food.” Order up a sourdough, cheddar, Havarti and roasted tomato grilled cheese or fried chicken and waffle at any hour of the day. Read more.

Ruth's Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

15. Ruth's Diner

9.0
4160 E Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT
Diner · 84 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This tradition has been around for nearly 90 years, making it Utah’s second oldest restaurant. It has canyon views, but the real reason to visit is for the fluffy “Mile High Biscuits.” Read more.

Blue Benn Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

16. Blue Benn Diner

8.4
318 North St (River St), Bennington, VT
Diner · 33 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Step into this old dining car and find a long lunch counter, booths and jukeboxes that’ll play your favorite old-time songs for 25 cents.

Big Al's Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

17. Big Al's Diner

8.5
12600 Larchmere Blvd (at E 126th St), Cleveland, OH
Diner · Buckeye - Shaker · 29 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Huge, cheap breakfast plates are the specialty at this no-frills Cleveland spot. Big Al’s corn beef hash, made with thick potatoes and green peppers is good, but locals rave about the eggs Benedict. Read more.

Skillet Ballard is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

18. Skillet Ballard

8.4
2034 NW 56th St (btw 20th and 22nd), Seattle, WA
American Restaurant · Ballard · 47 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: Skillet has become a local favorite in Seattle. Think: creative twists on classic diner favorites like the “Ultimate Grilled Cheese,” served with bacon jam and a fried chicken thigh. Read more.

Rick's White Light Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

19. Rick's White Light Diner

7.3
114 Bridge St, Frankfort, KY
Diner · 20 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: This hot spot serves Cajun-style dishes like oyster po’ boys and crawfish étouffée in a lively setting. With a handful of tables and half a dozen counter stools, it draws a serious lunch hour line. Read more.

Historic Village Diner is one of The 20 Best Diners in America.

20. Historic Village Diner

8.2
7550 N Broadway, Red Hook, NY
Diner · 14 tips and reviews

PureWowPureWow: There’s always a crowd at this 1920s-style, Hudson Valley diner. On weekend mornings, the booths are packed with road-trippers and locals fueling up on eggs and homemade muffins. Read more.