Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Abell's Diner

Today's local establishment that we love is none other than the delicious Abell's Diner. Located at the 4-way stop where Rt. 242 and Rt. 234 cross, Abell's Diner is a landmark in its own right. Sometimes referred to as the Greasy Spoon, the diner serves Breakfast and Lunch daily. Personally, I am a big fan of their breakfast menu, the "Bushwacker" in particular. Nothing tastes better after a long morning of yard saleing or a night out on the town than a big plate of greasy, homemade breakfast. (Try the biscuits and gravy, you won't be disappointed.)

Their lunch menu isn't too shabby either. As a child, I remember frequenting Abell's with my Dad and siblings, cramming into a booth and chowing down on a freshly baked pizza. My mom, Donna, who works about 5 minutes down the road from the diner, enjoys a cheeseburger and fries for lunch for only $5.50. In this economy, what a bargain!

Abell's is a small, family owned diner, started years ago by Carl Abell. I believe it’s their old school atmosphere and family run vibe that gives it such success. For example, in the cooler months when they make their signature vegetable soup, Carl’s daughter Terri, who now runs the show, will call the company my mom works for, just to let them know it’s a soup day. Another personal touch that caters to the community is during the Catholic Lenten season when they serve fish and other seafood exclusively on Fridays. There may not be a ton a businesses located in the Clements/7th District area, but you better believe that Abell’s parking lot is nearly packed almost every day for breakfast and lunch with all walks of life!

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