Home Plate Diner

Enter HR
1487 Mayport Rd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

I saw this spot a few weeks ago when I was on a Pho quest.  Situated in the same strip mall, as the restaurant where we ate, I remembered a friend telling me this place was like the old-time diner with a funky vibe thanks to the Colonel.  Lots of “stuff” on the walls, mismatched everything, Formica table tops, those wonderful chrome stools and checkered floor, and a mix of clients.  How right he was.  I felt transported back to my childhood.

Old Time chrome stools

Old Time chrome stools

Wall spoodle

Stuff all over the wall

Write on the board

Write on the board if you dare

Diner Condiments

Diner Condiments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cute S&P

Cute S&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu is a combination of breakfast, served all day, burgers, wraps, Philly Cheese Steaks,  which I heard is superior, wings, sandwiches, and  an array of small bites,  no beer or wine options available.  I went there expressly for the burger, but breakfast was very inviting and it will be my choice on the next visit.  I settled on the Blackened Cheeseburger with jalapeno and a side of fries and a diet coke.  Simple but as it turned out this burger was better than most of the “gourmet” burgers being sold around town at only $9.00 it’s a steal.

Blackened Burger w Jalapeno and Grilled Onions

Blackened Burger w Jalapeno and Grilled Onions

Best Burger and Fries

Best Burger and Fries

I had a brief encounter with the  chef a total character, from the Colonel Mustard restaurants who is affectionately called Colonel. You probably will not find many restaurants like this still in business , I do know a few in New York and when I am home I do my best to visit.  Truly a destination not to be missed, humble but fun, a place to relax and have some darn good food.  Make the trip to the beach,  take  a few friends so many dishes can be ordered and tested and be ready to have fun.

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The Home Plate Diner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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