I had no idea that Eggs Benedict was a diner staple in New England, or at least Connecticut. Every single diner I've been to here has had it on their menu. Quite a change from Kansas City, where the only non-fast-food breakfast option near where I lived (in the KC northland) was an IHOP, which didn't carry the dish. (Funny how they can have a million kinds of omelettes, and offer eggs "any style", but somehow not have Benedict.)
So far I've had it at the Starlight Diner, Mitchell's on Main, the Cromwell Diner, and the Olympia Diner. Unfortunately I only have pictures of the last two.
Here's the Cromwell Diner's version. The hollandaise was a little gritty, and the Canadian bacon was nice and thick but a bit too tender somehow, as though it were processed. The home fries, however, were exceptional:
They also do an Eggs Florentine (listed on their menu as "Florentine Benedict") that is rather better, though I think I would have preferred steamed spinach to raw:
The Olympia Diner's hollandaise was nice and smooth. The Canadian bacon was thinner than Cromwell's, but definitely not processed. It didn't offer much flavor though. Their home fries were totally bland:
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