{phx} welcome to the diner

June 9, 2015

The Welcome Diner has been on my list of places to try for awhile, mainly because it’s located Downtown and in what looks like a strange little building. The reason it looks like a strange little building is this (according to their website): “The Welcome Diner is located on the edge of Roosevelt Row in the downtown Phoenix neighborhood of Garfield. It operates out of a 9 stool, 1940’s Valentine Diner built in Wichita, Kansas – and a large, outdoor patio recently built for guests to enjoy. Valentine Diners were mass produced, often single person owned and operated mobile restaurants. They were made with the intention to make the American Dream of business ownership available to anyone with that desire. Diners were made available on financing terms, shipped to your location and could even include the plates and silverware.” The Welcome Diner didn’t start off as The Welcome Diner though, it started as the Hi-Way Diner located on Route 66 near Winslow, Arizona. Since then, it’s been moved and renovated to become its current version.

We visited The Welcome Diner one evening. We sat out on the patio that was huge and super comfortable. It took a long time for me to decide what to order because everything sounded so good, so fresh, and so local. Eventually I decided on the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, which turned out to be delicious. The only thing I was a little disappointed in was the Poutine (fries smothered in gravy and cheese) that our group ordered to share. While it tasted pretty good, something seemed a little off … perhaps the gravy just congealed too quickly or something. Hmmm…


House made Fruit Punch

Welcome Burger

Sunrise Biscuit

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich



One Response to “{phx} welcome to the diner”

  1. annalice said

    so disappointing about the poutine!! i want to go to canada to try the real stuff

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