Scranton’s Glider Diner

The Glider Diner as been serving great fresh food since 1945. At mealtimes seating is tight, folks in Scranton want to eat on schedule. If a politician is passing through Scranton, this is the place they stop to shake hands with real people.

This is a diner that hasn’t changed much in 65 years. Many of the menu favorites have had that status for decades. Their roast beef platter is as solid as they come. Many specials sell out by the end of the day. A conversation with your waitress is a must.

Map: The Glider Diner

Why Go: The Glider Diner is an institution and a local favorite. Get your fries with Gravy.

Website: http://gliderdiner.com/

On a recent lunch trip I opted for a spinach omelet, toast, coffee, home fries.  Satisfying, Eggs freshly cracked, a little American cheese, diner coffee.

Scranton's lunch stop.
Breakfast served all day. A real diner.

Home fries, boiled potatoes seasoned and after a trip to the grill, warmly blanketed by the house beef gravy. That’s right, gravy is not just for fries, it’s for breakfast.

Diner Home fries, gravy. Good fresh food.
In Scranton we eat our fries with gravy. This means Home Fries as well. Glider diner’s beef gravy goes well with an afternoon omelette and potatoes.

Special at the Glider are on the menu every week. Roast beef, House dipped fish and chips, roast pork with stuffing, chicken pot pie. All favorites. The place is bustling most of the day specials fly out of the kitchen hot and fresh. One plate of ham, cabbage and noodles caught my eye and helped me decide.

Special rule at the Glider Diner in Scranton, Pa.
Specials bring back the regulars to The Glider Diner. Check your menu, ask your server. Ham Cabbage and Noodles (bowtie!) on a cool fall day hit the spot.

One last thing about the Glider. It’s not The Palm, Gibsons, or even Musso and Frank’s. It is a place serving good food, hot and fresh. If you go you’ll find most tables accommodate three or four generations comfortably. Sharing a plate of fries and gravy with your grandparents, parents, and children is what keeps the Glider a Scranton favorite.

Onomahuna!

Glider Diner housemade onion rings. Scranton, Pa.
The Glider’s onion rings make a great starter. Order a plate to share while you go over the menu. Consider breakfast anytime you visit.

3 thoughts on “Scranton’s Glider Diner

  1. The onion rings look delicious! I haven’t tried those yet but they’re on my To Taste list. I don’t get to the Glider often enough … I tend to keep ordering the hot roast beef with either fries or mashed (with gravy, of course). I’m going to have to start mixing up my orders!

  2. The onion rings look delicious! I haven’t tried those yet but they’re on my To Taste list. I don’t get to the Glider often enough … I tend to keep ordering the hot roast beef with either fries or mashed (with gravy, of course). I’m going to have to start mixing up my orders!

    1. Always check out the specials Terri! The soups are popular with my crew, Tomato Florentine is a favorite. Had Chicken Pot Pie for the first time recently and it was delicious.

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