I consider myself an affectionado of Diners and Diner-type foods. And, I must say that I was blown away at Chick and Ruth's Delly in Annapolis. It is absolutely fabulous. We had the steak and chese omlette and a classic Reuben. The steak and cheese omlette sounds funky, but is quite outstanding! As if that alone doesn't justify the trip (which it does) the potatoes there are among the best I've ever tasted. They are psuedo-burnt with onions and subtle spices in them (though it could have been the grease). The Reuben was good too. Milkshakes there are great, but not the best I've ever had.
The setting is brilliantly overdone. Letters and pictures of the famous and not so famous. Dishes named after famous MD politicians. It is an experience novices and experienced diner-goers alike will revel.