Star Diner, Gaithersburg, MD

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I was cruising a back-roads path from Fort Meade, MD to Dulles, VA, and ran across Star Diner in a shopping area in Gaithersburg. I like diners, so I checked it out. I got there around 1730 and left about an hour later. It was moderately crowded.

I ordered a roasted half chicken. It was excellent! The skin was just a bit caramelized, and the meat was moist and flavorful. That was some good bird. It came with some skin-on red mashers, great. I asked for some poultry gravy for the mashers, and the taste of the gravy made me want to have ordered the turkey meal. It also came with steamed broccoli, which probably could have stood some more time in the steamer. The starter was some chicken soup; there wasn’t a lot of chicken, but the broth and the veg was very good.

Service was great, the iced tea was excellent. My check was $17.79. I’d be glad to go back.

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