When the word diner comes up, I instantly think of all those movies and tv shows where the characters meet up at a diner, eat delicious food and have the best time of their lives. If you’re like me, you’re thinking of A Cinderella Story, Riverdale or just any Hollywood production ever. Not living in the states, it’s difficult to make those diner dreams come true. Until now. Bald Eagle Diner located in the heart of Mission Bay is here to do just that. Not only is the food phenomenal but so is the atmophere and layout of the place.
If cheese is what your heart desires then there’s no other way to go than the Philly Cheese Steak. It consists of sliced roast beef, caramelised onion, sautéed peppers, cheddar, and swiss cheese (hmmm cheese ❤). I’ve been a cheese lover since birth and that cheese definitely got me feeling some type of way. (Sidenote: if you’re not a sauce fan then go for the Philly Cheese Steak).
The Texas Dawg includes a Frankfurter topped with chilli beef, grated cheese, scallions, and sour cream. The flavours of the chilli and sour cream stood out to me, making this unique from all the other hotdogs. Go for this if you’re a sour cream lover. (Sidenote: the fries need to be added to the order separately).
I went the classic route and ordered an Old School. A Frankfurter with caramelised onion, tomato sauce, American mustard, and grated cheese. I truly enjoyed my ‘dog it was everything I could have asked for. Personally, I like going the minimal way. But if you’re in the mood to try something different I suggest going for one of the other hotdogs.
For dessert, again I decided to go the classic route and ordered warm apple pie and ice cream (and yes it came out warm with lotsssss of apple!). The scent of this dessert took over our whole table, the cinnamon got me wanting cinnamore.
The Ice-cream Waffle Cone, like everything else is a pretty large serving. You even have endless options to choose your two scoops from. Such as Vanilla, Cookies n Cream, Maple & Walnut, Hokey Pokey, Or Salted Caramel.
The Brownie Experience was like no other. It got you feeling like it was your birthday and hey we weren’t complaining. Turns out the beatiful brownie creation changes daily so you could be in for a new surprise everytime. The taste of the chocolate brownie was warm and soft which is everything you want in a brownie — and more! I realise why it’s called “experience” because the caramel, ice cream, m&ms and wafers make you feel like you’re in a different world where there are no rules and the only food is dessert.
The hotdogs by themselves were filling enough but you can add fries to get the full experience. If you’re not thinking about getting dessert (um, why not?) go with a milkshake if you still want something sweet with your meal. You can go the non — alcoholic way with milkshakes, thickshakes and freakshakes or alcoholic with a hardshake. The cookies and cream hardshake with Stolen White Rum and White Chocolate Liqueur sounds like a dream.
While we were there the diner also had the Jukebox playing which made the whole experience come together. Also the staff uniform matches the diner theme which I loved and the service they provided us was fantastic. (Shoutout to Keiran for his energy the whole time).
I’m already trying to figure out when I can go again. Next time I’d order the Philly Cheese Steak, The Brownie Experience, and a Hardshake. Also the Southern Fried Chicken Waffles sounds amazing (breaded free range chicken breast pieces marinated in spiced buttermilk, served with buttermilk waffles and maple syrup, um yes please!).
I highly reccomend checking this place out. Who knows you might even meet your own Austin Ames or Jughead Jones while you’re there. With the serving size, the taste, the overall service and experience we definitely got our value for money. By the end I needed to unbutton my pants and have a lie down. That’s how you know it’s a diner to die for.
(Note: this was written in January 2018 so there may be some changes to the menu)