Coral Springs Diner has your typical diner food favorites. You expect hearty American fare at a diner and this Fort Lauderdale area restaurant really delivers. Recently, we’ve made two visits for breakfast and combined them together in this one review.
Located on Sample Road and Coral Springs Drive, the diner is easy seen from the road and has ample parking in both the front and back lots. At the time of the first review, it was a foggy morning. On the second visit, the restaurant building was undergoing an $85,000 renovation to the façade.
First thing you notice walking to the door is the “Please Do Not Feed Ducks”. Seems to be a common problem here in South Florida but we didn’t spot any feathered friend on our way in. On the way out though there was a duck parade crossing the street and heading our way. We got out just in time to avoid their begging.
Inside, Coral Springs Diner is surprisingly updated with newer booths and modern tables and chairs. Booths are along the sides and center and a typical counter seating in the back.
The booths also have the mini-jukeboxes. Sitting down, my eyes spotted my favorite condiment, Cholula Hot Sauce. The one with a wooden top.
Here’s the rundown of our visits. Half-order Biscuit & Gravy ($2.99) with two eggs (+ $2.00). One biscuit cut in half and covered with sausage gravy. The gravy had a lot of flavor with lots of sausage. I was impressed.
Mushroom Omelette ($5.99) with Cheese (+ $1.00) and Egg Beaters (+ $1.00). Lots of mushrooms. Hash browns were crispy on the outside and soft inside.
Spanish Omelette ($7.29) was my least favorite. The menu described it as having homemade salsa with peppers, onions, celery and mushrooms. It wasn’t salsa. What I got was more of a cooked down vegetable stew you’d serve for dinner.
Farmers Omelette ($8.49) with Egg Beaters (+ $1.00). Lots of tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, peppers with cheese. Came with home fry potatoes.
The toast looked good when put on the table. But the other side was burned. I can guarantee that Gordon Ramsey would not have let that leave his kitchen.
Our average bill for breakfast was just over $16.00 for the two of us, which is what we’d expect to pay anywhere. Did we like our visits? Would we come back? We’re split on the votes, but since I drove and paid, I get the tie-breaking vote and say “YES” we’ll be back. Just make sure the Cholula Hot Sauce waiting for me again in my favorite booth.
Coral Springs Diner is located at 10410 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33065.