Good thread emptym. I do not have any good diners, in my current city, that I favor. I had a couple as a youth though, where we'd all go satisfy the munchies at 3am. I had a couple in Detroit too. In Detroit, a good diner must have a wicked Coney Island dog or loose meat sandwich. GT: right on that most people have "go to" items for a diner. Mine would be the chicken fried steak and the club. Hard to ruin a club (but I've seen it done).