Dinner at the Diner

One last post about our latest Colorado adventure,  A Colorado Adventure – Part 1  and A Colorado Adventure – Part 2 and then I am back in the kitchen where I live most of the time (when not in the water), once again.  That is, back in my newly painted kitchen, as well as the rest of the house.  🙂

As I mentioned in both of my earlier posts about our rafting trip, it was a long full day.  We left the house at 10:00 AM and did not return home until about 11:30 PM.  It was a long day for us, but an even longer day for our fur babies.  They were really glad to see us when we got home, though they were also mad at us because it had been such a long day, and their tummies were long overdue for dinner.  In retrospect, we should have stayed the night rather than trying to get it all done in one day, but live and learn.

After rafting down the river, we still had to eat something for dinner.  We had one more meal on the road before heading home.  We stopped at the Eagle Diner, in Eagle, Colorado, which was only about 1/2 hour or so away from where we were rafting.

The Eagle Diner is an icon in Eagle County, with a loyal and sometimes famous fan base.  It is located in Eagle County, where a lot of our top notch ski resorts are located, and there are a lot of big, well-known celebrities that own homes up in that area too.  So when dining at the Eagle, keep your eyes open.  You never know who may walk through the doors next.

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The Eagle Diner is a unique and fun place to eat.  It is a step back in time; back to a time of innocence, rock ‘n roll and milkshakes.   It is completely decorated in retro 50’s style decor.  There are pictures of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and many other 50’s icons and items all over walls and throughout the diner.  It is brightly colored in pink and turquoise, with black and white checkered floors.

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The menu at the Eagle is pretty extensive, with a wide range of good comfort foods that will satisfy just about everyone.  Their “goal is dedicated to bringing you a wide variety of delicious food at a reasonable price”.

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Larry is a rib eater, and he saw ribs on the menu, so he just had to have them.  He was disappointed to learn that they had just run out.  But his disappointment only lasted for about a minute.  To compensate for not having ribs, he was given a big, thick, old fashioned milkshake, on the house.  He was a happy camper (or rafter) once again and he enjoyed every little bit of that thick shake.  Larry had his shake and I had a delicious salad instead.  Shakes and ice cream have never really been my thing.

I guess Larry worked up an appetite while rafting down the river.  He was going for the gusto when it came to calorie consumption.  Along with his shake, he decided to add a big plate of loaded chili cheese fries and have that as his dinner.  I guess I was just in a fishy kind of mood for the day, since I went for the fish & chips, after having a tuna sandwich for lunch.   Oh well, it was all good, and we enjoyed every bite before heading home.  Our server was a lot of fun too, with loads of personality.  All in all, it was a good finish to a fantastic day.

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*** The Eagle Diner is located at 112 Chambers Ave, Eagle, CO 81631 and their phone number is  (970) 328-1919.  

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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