This afternoon I met a former Wheaton classmate (and former coworker) for lunch at the Deluxe Station Diner in Newton Centre. The diner is the second outpost of the Deluxe Town Diner on Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown.
Growing up I came to this very location countless times, back when it was Starbucks. The location is directly above the Newton Centre stop on the green line T. When I was in high school we used to take the train in and out of the city and wait on the sidewalk for our parents to pick us up, drinking our frappuccinos.
We met at 12:00pm and the hostess said there would be a ten to fifteen minute wait. We took a seat on one of the wooden benches out front. We waited only five minutes before having our name called.
Since it was still early (for a Sunday) I decided to order breakfast. I ordered the veggie omlette and I added feta cheese. The omlette came with toast (I chose wheat), home fries and a slice of watermelon. The omlette was fantastic, but the toast and home fries were nothing to write home about.
My friend ordered a lunch offering, the Greek salad. He added grilled chicken and when it arrived I was shocked by the generous portion of chicken! Usually you see three slices of chicken, but this was a whole army of chicken!
Our waitress was friendly and didn't rush us when we sat for another fifteen minutes chatting after we paid the bill.
The menu at Deluxe Station Diner is enormous - breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is a great place to meet a friend who doesn't have a car and is chained to the T.
When you're ready to go, watch for the sign that lights up inside the diner that reads "Boston train approaching." How convenient!