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Best Diner

Forest Diner

10031 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, (410) 465-5395, www.forestdiner.com

Posted 9/19/2007

The Double T Diner chain competes with more traditional diners, and nowhere is this more apparent than on the 10000 block of Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City. Right next door to the Double T at that location is the venerable Forest Diner, which, beneath its ramshackle exterior, houses an old-school diner car that's been there for about 60 years. Its food is classic diner fare, including favorites like liver and onions, and its ambiance--including the music--is pure, unchanging throwback. The place is a veritable time machine, and based on our recent visits there, the Double T next door is crushing its business. Lest the Forest Diner goes the way of its namesake--the erstwhile Enchanted Forest amusement park--it needs a hefty helping of patronage. On your way in and out, be sure to give the finger to the Double T.

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Other Awards for Best Diner:

Broadway Diner, 9/16/2009

Broadway Diner, 9/17/2008

Happy Day Diner, 9/20/2006

Holiday Restaurant, 9/21/2005

Overlea Diner, 9/22/2004

Sip and Bite, 9/17/2003

Sip and Bite, 9/18/2002

Boulevard Diner, 9/19/2001

Rallo's Restaurant, 9/13/2000

Star Light Diner, 9/15/1999

Star Light Diner, 9/17/1997

Double T, 9/18/1996

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