Atlanta >Restaurants > The Broadway Diner
620 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.771406 -84.385922
Thurs-Sunday open 24 hours
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown
Weirdest Experience Ever – To begin, me and a friend ordered the 2 bacon burgers. One was medium, the other medium well. Both burgers were well done, and one without bacon.
When the check came, the price was almost $2 more per burger. The waitress said she didn't make the prices, which wad obvious, and manually took off the extra charges.
We asked for to-go lemonade. I noticed some spilled on my pants and thought it was from the waitress, but it was actually the cup. The whole bottom was leaking and when I picked it up it all came down running in my lap on my shirt and pants.
I took my tip back from the table, this was the last straw!!
The food was decent, with a ok atmosphere.. With all these problems, and a sassy waitress, I probably won't be going back to this diner..
Good service is hard to find, and food I see!!!
Staff Actually Wishes an Illness Upon Me! – I stopped in this place for breakfast a few weeks ago, and since I was in a hurry, went against my better judgment and sat down, despite the fact that there wasn’t a single person in the place, other than a waitress. I ordered French toast with a side of sausage, thinking I’d go with something basic that they couldn’t possibly screw up.
Ten minutes later, the waitress brought out my meal. The French toast was made with normal wonder bread, rather than the kind of thick bread it tastes best on, but it was edible. The sausage links looked so vile and sickly that I couldn’t bring myself to cut into them. They were badly discolored and looked horrendous. I love sausage links and have been ordering them for 20 years, but I’ve never seen anything as un-appetizing as this, so I sent them back.
When I went to pay, I noticed that the waitress, who was an Ethiopian immigrant, charged me the full price for the sausages, despite the fact that I didn’t touch them and sent them back promptly. After a couple minutes of discussion, she said, “OK- fine, you win, I give you 10% discount on the sausages!”
10% in this case worked out to 35 cents. Now I rarely send back food at restaurants- and I’ve eaten out on a weekly basis for the last 20 years- but I don’t think I’ve ever been charged for food I sent back before. I told her that there was no chance I was paying for the sausages.
She became irate and started yelling at me.
“YOU JUST WANT TO COME IN AND GET FREE FOOD! WE’RE NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU FREE FOOD!”
Of course, what she was saying made no sense, because I hadn’t taken a single bite of their vile, grotesque sausages, which have probably been in and out of their no doubt filthy freezer since the waning days of the Confederacy. Finally I just said, “look, I don’t care if you call the police on me, I’m paying for my meal and that’s it.”
On my way out she screamed, “I HOPE YOU GET SICK!” And then, on the off chance that I hadn’t hear her, she repeated it once more. What a lovely way to treat customers. I paid $10 for an awful cup of coffee and some wonder bread French toast, and she was wishing an illness upon me on my way out. Suddenly the fact that the place was empty made perfect sense.
A little bit of NYC in Atlanta – I normally don't write reviews, but I noticed the negative ones written about this diner and was surprised. I ate here a couple of weeks ago with my husband when I was visiting the hospital down the street, and we loved it. It's not fine dining, but if you are looking for a New York-style Greek diner in the ATL, this is the place. I lived in Manhattan for a long time, and this restaurant is very similar to the diners there: extensive menu; breakfast 24 hours a day; and huge pies, cakes, and danishes displayed on the counter. I thought it was clean, our server was very friendly, and the food was good. This would be a great place to stop by after a show at the Fox, late night bar hopping, or if you are visiting the hospital and want a good, cheap place for breakfast.
Same restaruant as Broadway Diner – Is it just me or has no one else noticed that from the doorway to the walls to the carpet, bathroom, ketchup bottles that have rusty caps and washed labels that this place is filth. The smell is horrendous, the food sub par tasting of freezer burnt over priced garbage. If the dining and bathroom areas are this dirty I can only imagine what goes on in the kitchen.
Always Sure to Please... – I eat here quite often as it is in my neighborhood. It is usually late at night but sometimes during other time frames. I have yet to be disappointed. Huge menu, great service, great food. What else can you ask for? The only issue I have isn't the restaurant's fault. I always get asked for money outside. Maybe have some security outside to keep that from happening and it will be perfect.
Best diner in town! – Our dinner yesterday was overfllowing with kindness and hospitality. We sampled Greek recipes, tasted new foods and topped off a wonderful meal with a huge slice of heavenly cheesecake. We met the owners and enjoyed their company. It is unfortunate when ex-employees find the internet. Our family found The Broadway diner to be a wonderful, charming, and a delicious way to spend an afternoon! We can't wait to go back!
Ehh... – I had high hopes for Broadway Diner, but it wasn't really that good. The service was okay, and the food was okay, but it wasn't anything special. The food was actually overpriced for what it was. I didn't have dessert, but the desserts did look very good.
Service fab, hostess/owner rude to staff in dining room – Recently I have dined at the Broadway Diner. While the server was friendly and the food was good, the hostess/owner has been outright rude to the staff in full view of the dining room. This lady obviously has severe mental and social issues as to feel the need to belittle her staff while they are taking extreme care of the guests in her establishment. Several of my other co workers have also observed this happening on several occasions and we can no longer condone this type of treatment on anyone. I and my office refuse to give our money to a business that would treat it's employees who they pay peanuts too with such offense that I left my meal untouched paid my check and left. I will tell everyone that crosses my path that this is not the kind of place that you would want to eat at.
I am taking this one step further and going to contact the Department of Labor in Georgia and The Immigration Service to investigate the Broadway Diner. People who treat their employees like third class citizens usually have a lot to hide. I hope she gets exactly what I have seen her dish out.
This is a real diner! – I went to a concert and went to the Broadway Diner after the show. I was impressed with the decor and the friendliness of the staff. It was so good, my daughter, granddaughter and I went there the next day for breakfast. Again, the staff was very friendly. Spent a long time talking with the manager, Apostolos, who is from Greece originally, and lived in the Bronx for many years. It was like talking to an old friend. I will definitely go there again when I visit Atlanta. Service was great, food was fantastic, and the staff was very friendly. Not to mention the dessert variety they had. I have not seen such a variety since I lived in New York and worked at a diner myself!! If I could give it six stars, I definitely would!
Linda in SC
All American meets Europes finest – Well what can i say? I work at the Fox theater and I now eat often at the Broadway diner. It is under a new owner, who has really fixed the place up, with more to come, he says.
From traditional burgers, done your way and many ways, to authentic Greek plates.
The owner, A greek guy, says he has been in the food business for 30 years and loves classic all American food but can not leave out his love for Greek cooking.
My favorites: Grilled Greek style pork chops, classic cheeseburger with crispy french fries, grilled chicked over village Greek salad, and blackened salmon with shrimp over rice.
The New York style cheesecake is so creamy and delicious, it almost beats there baklava, almost!
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