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Original Market Diner

Map & Directions 4434 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
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214-521-0992
  • American, Diner
  • Sun 7am-3pm, Mon-Wed 6am-3:30pm, Thu-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 6:30am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Free, Lot Available

Description

Dallas Observer's Description

Originally opened by the parents and grandparents of Jimmy Vergos in 1954, this diner is as authentic as diners come. The owner is Greek. (Everyone knows the only diners worth their salt are owned by Greeks.) The place has gone through several permutations, even suffering closure during the 1980s. The current incarnation, opened in 1989, is underneath a DART line and is once again family operated. Vergos' father created all the recipes. Vergos' mother pops in to greet customers as if they were her children. The employees never seem to quit. Everyone is treated as family. With breakfast items in particular, sides of homemade potato chips are included. Customers are encouraged to put Vergos' mantra into practice: "Pie fixes everything"

 
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  • on 05/06/09
    4

    Many a weekday you'll find half the editorial and production staff of the Dallas Observer hunkered down at the Original Market Diner, enjoying meatloaf, a turkey club (forget fries—try the homemade potato chips), or best yet, a scrumptious breakfast of eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy. You see, unlike our other old-school favorite—Mama's Daughter's Diner—the OMD serves the most... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Dax D. on 04/08/10

    Try the vegetarian ommelate with hash browns and buttered toast.

  • Jeff S. on 07/18/10

    The staff is working hard. My advice is to eat a healthy portion and tip well.

  • J.E.R.K. O. on 11/14/10

    Waitress Dolores is the best ever. She's a lady.

  • Brad on 10/20/12

    Great place to dine anytime

  • Trey K. on 10/09/11

    The banana bread french toast is incredible!

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