My husband likes breakfast, no matter what time of day it is! The Miss Portland Diner at 140 Marginal
Way in Portland, Maine serves breakfast all day.
“There is nothin’ finer than a Worcester Diner” was the slogan of the Worcester Lunch Car Company (WLCC), which specialized in small, handcrafted diners with porcelain exteriors and hardwood interiors. Worcester diners were often adorned with marble countertops, hardwood booths, and stainless steel panels shaped into starburst patterns and were well-known for their level of craftsmanship. Today you would be hard-pressed to find a finer example than the 1949 Miss Portland Diner – WLCC No. 818. (This is a quote directly from the Miss Portland Diner homepage.)
An annex has been added at the back to handle the overflow, as the place is generally jammed at meal times. We chose that time in mid-afternoon between the lunch crowd and dinner rush to have a lesisurely lunch.
I was more of a mind to have lunch. I started with a small salad with lots of purple onion, mixed greens, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, and ranch dressing.
The salad was accompanied by a fresh, crusty roll and real butter.
I chose the lemon coconut cake. It was light and fluffy with a nice white frosting topped with more coconut. It turned out to be an excellent choice, even though I don't usually go for cake. The lemon-coconut combination was what intrigued me, and this, too, did not disappoint. The service was friendly, and it was obvious the diner has many regular customers,from the banter between the waitresses and the diners.