Moonlight Diner: 408 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267
Mike, Chuck, Janice, and I were looking for something close to our hotel for breakfast after attending a fantastic concert in Tanglewood by the Boston Pops. Lo and behold, we found Moonlight Diner right next door to the hotel after we drove the opposite way, trying to find it. But once we gained our bearings, we parked and took a step back in time as we entered the restaurant.
As you enter Moonlight Diner, you are greeted by a classic Rock-Ola jukebox playing classic tunes. The ceiling fans are also from a different era, provided by the Coca-Cola company. Old 45s adorn the walls near the ceiling, and fun class signs and photos hang on the walls.
The restaurant has a nice selection of booths and tables with chairs. Depending on the day, you may have to wait a few minutes for a place to sit. The clientele is an eclectic mix of people. Moonlight Diner is located in a college town, but luckily, we went during the summer break, so we weren’t bothered by all the kids hanging out there.
Moonlight Diner’s Food:
Let’s dive into our choices from Moonlight Diner. Janice is up first and chose scrambled eggs with ham and onions, breakfast potatoes, and a side of rye toast. She smiled on her face during each bite and said she would order it again.
Chuck ordered chopped steak with eggs, a side of breakfast potatoes, and wheat toast. The chopped steak was cooked the way he wanted on the grill and was seasoned like a hamburger. It mixed perfectly with the eggs that were served in a small cup. The whole dish didn’t take long to disappear.
Mike chose a dish called “Pot of Gold.” Moonlight Diner serves two potato skins filled with scrambled eggs and your choice of bacon, sausage, ham, or broccoli, topped with American cheese. He chose the sausage and enjoyed every bite. It’s a very filling meal with plenty of starch from the potato skins. Mike said his meal was delicious and recommended trying this interesting breakfast twist.
I went with a more traditional sausage and American cheese omelet. Moonlight Diner used three eggs for their omelets. It was fluffy and cooked a little well-done, which is how I like my eggs. Plenty of usage filled the center with the cheese oozing out. I had a side of bacon, which was perfectly crisp. There was also the same breakfast potatoes as everyone else and an English muffin.
The potatoes were the frozen kind you get from the grocery store. So, there was not a lot of flavor to them. Personally, I think it would have been better for them to chop up their own from fresh potatoes. We all agreed that this was the only negative we could think of for Moonlight Diner.
Lastly, we sampled a side of corned beef hash. It was definitely from a can, but it was cooked to my liking and still tasted very good.