Originally posted by Tony Bad
I like Glen's, but it is always so busy I have to wait then feel rushed. I really enjoy the Terrace Diner on Surrise Hwy in West Babylon (on north side of road, between Little East Neck and Belmont Ave. overpasses)
I've been there twice; the first experience was OK, the second unpleasant.
I'm sitting there, toast in hand, eating when I really start to watch
the work behind the counter. The final plate prep was done by a guy who took the plates from the griddle and did the toast/butter. He took the toast, buttered it, put the knife on then pressed his entire hand
down on the whole piece of toast, and sliced it. Sometimes one or two more people would put their hands on the pieces--a waitress who came by and tossed the pieces onto a plate, or another waitress who tossed a couple of pieces aside looking for the right variety of toast, then those tossed-aside pieces would be handled by someone else. The same guy who did the toast was going around doing other things (including going outside and doing heaven knows what). I put my toast down and avoided it.
For me, bare hands on ready-to-eat food is an issue.
Also, I didn't get a single refill of my coffee the entire time. I asked for the check and it took 5-10 minutes to arrive. Almost right after handing it to me, the waitress practically demanded the money (foolish--I was looking the bill over to calculate the tip). I won't be returning.