The Springfield Diner located at 720 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064, is a diner like Michelangelo was a just a house painter. This the 6,200-square-feet, 225-seat restaurant harkens of diner days of old, but with a touch of finesse that other diners are lacking.
On a recent Sunday morning, breakfast was being served quickly and was not only appealing to the taste buds and the dining experience. It starts with great service. The staff is warm, friendly and welcoming. The staff are presented to the public in the tuxedo look that creates the look of professionalism. Server Clarissa was a wonderful asset for the diner. Working without a pen and pad, memory served her well with a breakfast for 3 ordered. The breakfast began with coffee and orange juice. At other diners and restaurants, they have a habit of overcharging for orange juice for breakfast. Not at the Springfield Diner. A small juice is only 95 cents and the large $2.00. Coffee and juice were brought out in a timely manner, but enough that the extensive breakfast menu was given a good look. Breakfast that were ordered were the Creamed beef on toast with a side of sausage link, the 2 egg breakfast over easy, with bacon, choice of toast and the third breakfast was the French toast deluxe with scrambled eggs and corn beef hash. On the menu, the French toast breakfast comes with your meat choice of bacon, sausage or ham. When asking for a substitution there wasn’t any problem and there wasn’t even an additional charge. The meal itself was quite good. The French toast is thick cut Texas toast sprinkled with powdered sugar (as requested) and the corn beef hash was cooked to perfection. It was nice and brown on the outside while having a tenderness on the inner. Perfect!
The other two breakfasts were of equal caliber. The creamed chipped beef was creamy but meaty. It was not the heavy confection of flour and milk like some diners have. No, it was the right combination of flour, cream and meat. It was served over 2 diagonally cut pieces of toast, your choice and potatoes. The sausage that was served on the side, was crispy and thick cut. It wasn’t really seasoned, though. The egg breakfast of over easy eggs with bacon with white toast, was cooked well and the bacon was terrific.
The Springfield Diner is opened Sunday through Thursday 6AM to 1AM then is opened Friday, Saturday 24 hours. It has a fresh bakery case which is beautiful. The deserts are fabulous.