Yankee Doodle Diner – Lemoyne

On Tuesday November 22. 2011 we drove over to 902 North Front Street in Wormleysburg to visit the Yankee Doodle Diner. We were there last year, not long after they opened and we were very happy with the experience, so we decided it was time to stop by and see how things were going. If we sum this up in a word, it’s “wow”. The diner has a nice exterior and good parking. Inside, it’s very nice, plenty of seating, both tables and booths. The service was spot on. Our waitress was not only very attentive and on the ball, she was nice to talk to and quite attractive too! When the food came out the “wow” factor went up a couple more notches as this was a seriously good plate of food. Large eggs that were perfectly cooked, excellent home fries and sausage links that rivaled the best we’ve ever been served. What a delicious breakfast! We talked to a couple people at a nearby table that told us this place was their favorite breakfast stop and they come here every week. We’ve seen some online articles where the owner, Victor Perez, states that they make the best omelets in the area. The omelets include portobello, irish with corned beef, onions and cheese, and cowboy omelets with peppers, sausage and mozzarella. Another breakfast favorite is Granny Apple pancakes with walnuts, apples and golden raisins. Of course they serve lots of great lunch and supper meals as well. They’re open from 6AM to 10PM and you can call them at 731-9100. We were really impressed and we think you would be too. If you get a chance, stop by for a real breakfast treat!

Category                     Bill                 Craig

Eggs                            3                       3

Potatoes                      3                       3

Sides                           3                       3 

Drinks                          2                       2

Service                        3                       3

Atmosphere                 3                      3

Cleanliness                  3                      3

Totals                      20 / 21                20/21

The total for our meal was $12.82, but we had a $2 coupon from the clipper magazine, so we spent $10.82. A super value!

Marie’s Cafe – Camp Hill

On Tuesday November 8, 2011 we decided to visit Marie’s Cafe at 4401 Carlisle Pike in the St John’s Place plaza. We were here about a year ago and had a very nice breakfast, so we decided to stop back and see how things were going. Once again, we had a great experience. Marie said hi from behind the counter when we walked in. The restaurant was warm and cozy, very comfortable and relaxing right from the start. We sat at a pub table by the front windows and placed our order. Marie brought out our food herself and later stopped by to talk to us, catching up on what’s been going on at the cafe and also asking about our blog. The food was really good, we both had eggs, home fries, sausage for Craig and ham for Bill. The eggs seemed like they were farm fresh, somehow a cut above regular store bought eggs, the home fries were very good, chunky with a great flavor, and of course the ham and sausage were very good too. Overall, it was a great breakfast at a friendly, cozy, comfortable little cafe. Marie’s is a cut above the normal production line restaurant, both in atmosphere and in quality and we highly recommend that you stop in and try it, you’ll be glad you did!

Category                Bill                    Craig

Eggs                        3                        3

Potatoes                   3                       3

Sides                        2                        2

Drinks                       2                        3

Service                     3                         3

Atmosphere              3                         3

Cleanliness               3                         3

Totals                    19 / 21              20/21

Our meal today was $16 for two, in our medium price range, and well worth the price!