|The view from inside the front door|
According to the information on the menu cover, The Wellsboro Diner was manufactured by the J. P. Judkins Co., Merrimac, Massachusetts. Originally called The Sterling Diner, it is made of porcelain inside and out, and was numbered car 388. (It was built in 1938 and was the 8th diner car produced that year, thus car #388.)
Long and narrow, it contains just a counter and one length of booths. We were seated in one of the window booths, which allowed us to watch the food prep going on behind the counter and do some people watching out our windows too. Perusing the menu, I saw that the restaurant had been established in 1839. It boasted that "owner Nelle Rounsaville serves sumptuous home cooking with more than ample portions to all hungry guests."
Studying the place as I waited for our food to come, a couple of things caught my eye. One was the soup flip chart announcing the soups of the day:
|Clever way of listing the daily soups|
Well I've mentioned in previous blog posts how much I enjoy eating at diners, and even though this was not our first visit to the Wellsboro Diner, it was another tasty experience.
Of course I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for our next diner experience, but somehow I'm sure we'll return someday to this one. It was satisfyingly good.