Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ellie's 50's Diner

We were driving south on Federal Highway from Woolbright when we passed Ellie's 50's Diner. It looked so out of place we just had to get a closer look. There were a few cars in the parking lot including a pink '57 Chevy. It looked like a very cute place.

Go inside and the retro feeling continues. Just thru the door you walk past
 a '57 T-Bird rear end which houses a juke box. Then you see the tables and booth's reminiscent of Mel's Diner from Happy Days. You can imagine Ronnie Cunningham and his pals sitting in one of the booths putting quarters in the juke box as they wait for Fonzi to drive up on his motorcycle.

We took a seat at one of the authentic 50's tables complete with metal flake vinyl seat covers
and took a gander over the extensive menu as we gazed at the pictures of Elvis, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe that adorned the walls.

Donna, dressed in a poodle skirt and bobbi sox, took our drink order and a few minutes later displayed a platter of sandwiches she was delivering to a nearby table. Michelle said, "I already love this place."

It was late lunch time so we were in the mood for a couple of sandwiches. Michelle got the "off the bone" turkey with cole slaw. I got a French dip with fries. I asked if they had any horseradish sauce and before I knew it a freshly whipped horsey sauce arrived.

Michelle raved about the turkey and my French dip was great. The fries were perfect as was the cole slaw. The food could not have been any better and the service was impeccable. Donna, our enthusiastic server, made this a really delightful visit. She told us that they have some great summer specials with complete dinners for about $11, cash only, and on Wednesdays Elvis makes a visit. She also showed us their two party rooms for small parties up to 50 and large parties up to 400. This would be a wonderful place to have a catered affair.

Ellie's is located on Federal Highway south of Woolbright and they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They get all five stars from my experience and when you go please tell them you saw it at
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Michelle and Donna with Ken & Barbie

Me, stealing a kiss

Michelle and Elvis ib the Party Room

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