We were driving up to Holiday this afternoon, so we stopped at the Americana 50’s Diner for lunch.  I always have high hopes when I walk into a diner that it’ll be like all the places Guy Fieri visits on Diner’s, Drive In’s and Dives.  Sadly, the food here didn’t live up to the expectations.

I went for breakfast and ordered the French Toast, two eggs over easy, and some homefries.

I really should have taken out my camera again because the French Toast was only toasted on one side.  It was weird.  It was like they flipped it over on the griddle and immediately put it on the plate.  Unfortunately, it also hadn’t been soaked very long in the egg custard as it was rather dry inside as well.  Once it was drenched in syrup, it was ok, but the overall execution of the dish should have been better. 

The eggs were cooked ok, but the home fries were too thinly cut, very dry and flavorless.  I guess when I envision home fries, I expect them to be mixed with onions at the very least and be at least salt & peppered. 

Loren went for a pastrami & corned beef club club with Manhattan clam chowder and fries.

The chowder was pretty good, but definitely needed salt.  He said the sandwich was very dry and also lacked flavor.  I think that’s the downside with some of these local diners; they try to create a menu that won’t offend any palette and end up serving very bland food.  If nothing else, at least the prices were reasonable.  Total bill with a drink was $17.

Americana 50’s Diner
1730 Us-19
Holiday, FL
(727) 942-7880

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Food2/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value4/5
2.8/5