Diner-stop dinner menu

Capture the fun of your favourite diner-stop at home with this menu. From floats to fries and our best cheeseburger — we’ve got you covered.

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Inside-out-cheddar-burger-recipe
Inside-out cheddar burger. (Photo, Angus Fergusson.)

One of the best parts of a summer road trip is stopping at an out-of-the-way diner and ordering all your favourites. From old-fashioned root beer floats, to homemade pies and juicy burgers with hand-cut fries, it’s a nostalgia-filled visit you anticipate every year. But — in case you’re not hitting the road this year — you can capture the fun of a diner-stop at home with this menu.

Pink rhubarb pop.Photo, Roberto Caruso.
Homemade pop.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Drinks
Homemade soda
From homemade cream soda to ginger-ale and rhubarb pop, we’ve got a recipe for you. Bonus: Turn your homemade soda into a float by topping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside-out-cheddar-burger-recipe
Cheeseburger.
Photo, Angus Fergusson.

 

Mains
Cheeseburger
Surprise! We’ve added the cheddar to the centre of the burger – now there’s even more room for your favourite toppings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberto Caruso
Jalapeno pan fries.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Pan fries
Whether you go for slim or thick-cut, these fries add a lot of flavour to your plate with a hit of green onion and jalapenos. Prefer them plain? Skip the extras and dip them in our homemade ketchup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon-meringue pie
Lemon meringue pie.
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Dessert
Lemon meringue pie
A big slice of pie is the only way to end this meal. We’re partial to lemon meringue, but a warm slice of apple pie a la mode works too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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