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Kingside Diner

4651 Maryland Ave. (Euclid Ave.) Send to Phone
This chess-themed diner in the CWE checkmates the competition by serving breakfast all day.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Kingside Diner Restaurant Review

: Given its location next door to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center and across the street from the World Chess Hall of Fame, this diner’s theme is pretty much inevitable. Customers do include plenty of parents killing time during lessons and tournaments, but they’re mixed in with neighborhood families, early-morning commuters picking up to-go orders and, since the kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. on weekends, plenty of late-night revelers. There’s a straightforward diner menu of pancakes, slingers, corned beef hash and such, or you can build your own omelet, burrito or flatbread with toppings like ham, chives, roasted red pepper, cheddar and chipotle aïoli. Coffees and teas stay on the simple side (though there is cappuccino), and the full bar is likewise stocked without a lot of extraneous bottles. Besides breakfast, there are burgers, sandwiches, salads and a smattering of entrées. Our pick is the beef-stuffed rolled cabbage, served in a raisin-tomato sauce over a bed of mashed potatoes. The $15 blue plate specials are plenty comforting, especially the chicken and dumplings on Tuesdays.


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