11th Street Diner, Miami South Beach, USA

The 11th Street Diner at 1065 Washington Ave looks like it was taken straight out of a movie set, both on the outside and the inside. Inside you are seated at comfy blue and red booths.

The Diner was built in 1948 by the Paramount Dining Car Company of Haledon, New Jersey. For 44 years it lived in Wilkes Barre, Pensilvania hosting customers there.  It was dismantled and transported to Miami in the early 1990s.  After several months of restoration to get it back into its original art deco form, it reopened its doors on September 11, 1992. It now serves traditional American food 24 hours a day.

The menu is exactly what you would expect from a good old American diner, simple but good. I wouldn’t come back for the hot chocolate though. It looked great but was just too sweet.

Verdict : I loved the diner, but I think I’d go there next time for something more traditional, like a milkshake.

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