The first day of 2009 took us on a drive north to the Pocono Mountains. The air was a crisp 14 degrees and the sky that vibrant shade of blue that often partners with such a biting cold. We decided to stop for breakfast at the Snydersville Family Diner. It was our first visit but will not be our last. Despite the frigid weather, we couldn’t have chosen a warmer, more friendly spot to eat.
As we entered the attractive brick building, a line extended into the outer vestibule. Still, our wait there was a short one. After only a few minutes we were seated at a window booth on the south side of the restaurant. Bright yellow sunlight streamed across the table providing a warm feeling in the brown paneled dining room.
The diner’s menu offered traditional breakfast options including assorted omelets, French Toast, pancakes, and many other good foods. Our waitress, a motherly sort garbed in a pretty print uniform top, brought us glasses of water followed by two cups of deliciously strong coffee. Hungry after our drive, we quickly placed our orders.
Voices buzzed around us. It was apparent from the easy conversation with the staff that many guests were regulars in the restaurant. The familiarity made us feel comfortable and gave a homey feel as we skimmed through pages of the day’s newspapers. We discussed recent and a few of the news stories from 2008.
Soon our kindly waitress was delivering our orders. My husband had requested corned beef hash with poached eggs, wheat toast, and a side order of bacon. I’d asked for a favorite. Neither of us was disappointed. He described his corned beef hash and eggs as “delicious.” The same word described my French Toast. Nicely battered and browned, the flavor was just as hoped for. And although our cups looked small, our efficient waitress kept them well-filled with steaming black coffee.
Our bill for an order of corned beef hash with two eggs and toast, a side order of bacon, French Toast with bacon, and two cups of coffee came to just under $17 (plus tip). Delicious food, superb service and friendly atmosphere. I heartily recommend a visit! For us, it provided a most pleasant start to the New Year.
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The Snydersville Family Diner is located on Business 209 in Snydersville, PA. Its actual street address for is 3200 Hamilton East, Stroudsburg, PA. They are open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.