The original plan for our first night in Baguio was to dine at The Ruins, but our drizzly walk through the city’s inclined roads was for naught as the restaurant was closed. Plan B, the 50’s Diner.
A 10-minute Php35.00 cab ride later and we’re at the jam-packed oldies themed restaurant. We surely expected the place to be full after reading online reviews about it. Good food, huge servings, and affordable price indeed equals to a crowded bistro.
The slight drizzle though had left the outside seats empty; perfect, no need to wait for an empty seat inside. A waitress in a school-girl uniform got our orders; I asked for their bestseller, which she said was Guys On The Hood (Php125.00), and L ordered the Famous 50’s Burger (Php80.00).
I took the chance to take a couple of photos of the interior while waiting for our food. The diner’s floors were checkered black and whites; the seating booths, a cool light blue; the walls and ceiling, white accented by pink neon lights. Photos and posters of old Hollywood lined the walls to complete the fifties diner look.
Now the food; my order consisted of fried chicken, pork chop, spaghetti, a slice of pizza, fries, garlic bread and a dash of veggies, (party food anyone?). It indeed taste like food served on a children’s party, which really was not bad in itself and I actually liked it a lot.
The whole plate can get messy pretty fast with all the foods mixing with each other and I wish it was served on a bigger platter. This dish can easily be shared by two persons.
The burger, which L ordered, was huge. The buns looked like your regular bakery monays, but the beef patty was humongous for its price. The fries on the side were okay but we really didn’t like it that much.
True to the reviews we’ve read, we did have a hard time finishing everything off and was finally forced to bring home half of the burger. We were gut-bustingly full. A night at the 50’s Diner was definitely good (and affordable) Plan-B-way to cap off our first day in Baguio.
92 Upper General Luna Road Corner Brent Road
PART OF A 4-DAY BAGUIO SERIES
Trip Itinerary-Summary | People Watching at Burnham Park | Burnham Park’s Orchidarium| Ukay Ukay Stores Revisited | Zola Resto Café
50’s Diner | Veniz Grill Breakfast Buffet | Walking Around Tam-Awan Village | The Art of Tam-Awan | Tam-Awan Café
The Architecture of BenCab Museum | The Art Inside BenCab Museum | Café Sabel | Café by the Ruins | Night Market
The Haunting of the Laperal White House | PNKY Travel Café | The Funky PNKY Travel Café Menu | Camp John Hay’s Eco Trail
Lost Inside Camp John Hay’s Golf Course | Starbucks at Camp John Hay Revisited | Starbucks Global Icon City Mug | Mt Cloud Bookshop
Oh My Gulay! Redux! | The Lights Across Baguio’s Hills | Hotel Veniz | Public Market Pasalubongs