Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lunch At Florida's Oldest Diner

We have family living in Palatka, Florida. Palatka has lots to offer by way of riverfront activities, its world renown bass fishing, boating and the annual Azalea Festival and Blue Crab Festival. Palatka also serves as the host starting point for The Mug Race, the world's longest sailboat river race generally held each May.

Dining on the other hand is not something that immediately comes to mind. However, it is home to Angel's, the oldest diner in Florida serving the BEST (according to Aly) onion rings (crispy and light) and tasty burgers sure to please most everyone. For some reason I kept thinking the burgers would be all greasy but they weren't. And if you're not a burger kind of person, no problem, they offer a fairly wide menu selection to choose from. Angel's can get a little crowded around lunch time and granted it may not be to everyone's gourmet delight but it does have its own appeal. I have to say however, customer service is not their strong suit. You may have to be a little aggressive to catch your server's attention and if you're truly hungry, the wait after placing an order may be a bit more than looong. Ok, they're SLOW!

So, if you happen to be in Palatka - check out Angel's for a quick (oops, did I just fib and say quick) lunch rather than pulling into a cookie cutter drive thru. After all, it's an experience at Florida's Oldest Diner and who doesn't like to mix with the locals to keep things authentic!


The RACE to Referral Day stands at #27...


amy said...

WE will have to find that place next time we are in FL

Kelly & Sindy said...

Sounds like a fun time! I love old
places like that! They always seem
to have the best food! I LOVE



Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like a great place...wonder if it has been on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.....I am a Food Network addict!

Love the race car countdown!!!


Sophia's Mama said...

We have not eaten there in years. You have inspired us we may just have to take a ride for a burger and some rings...


P.S. Let us know when you will be down our way in Aug. we will meet up for sure.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am sure if we are ever that way I will get Mike to stop there... we are up to trying anything...