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Loved the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown

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Loved the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown

sushimom | Feb 23, 2003 04:07 PM

Thanks to all the chowhounds who chimed in about the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown a while back (600 and something on Mt. Auburn St). We finally made it there for breakfast this morning and it was great. The sweet potato pancakes were good, bright orange, with lots of cinnamon. The regular pancakes were really excellent, just thick enough with a chewiness and tang that I've rarely found in a restaurant pancake before, and the ployes (I think that's what they were called) were good and a bit different. They were described as Acadian buckwheat pancakes, made without butter, oil or eggs. If they were buckwheat, it was very pale and subtle (I've only had dark more assertive buckwheat before). They were fairly thin and spongy, more like giant blinis or even a bit like injera. Delicious with butter and real maple syrup. The bacon was very thick and chewy and the corned beef hash was excellent. It had big hunks of shredded corn beef, minimal potatoes, some peppers, onion, and even a few cubes of carrots. What made it special was that they left in most of the pickling spices from the corned beef. That gave it a very nice unusual flavor. And finally, the coffee was actually GOOD! Nice and strong. We'll definitely be back.

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