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Angel's Diner

209 Reid St., Palatka, FL - (904) 325-3927
Florida's oldest diner is a genuine unrepentant hash house, serving cheap eats round the clock. Breakfast is fine, but the most celebrated dishes are the hamburgers (up to one-pounders) and freshly made onion rings.
100% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Cheeseburger
Biscuit
Bacon & Egg
Pusalow

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"If you love diners, you owe it to yourself to visit Angel's, which boasts that it is Florida's first, established in 1932. We came for breakfast, so we never got to try the hand-pattied hamburgers and freshly made (not frozen) onion rings, which appear to be the menu's ..."   [Read More]
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William Titus
June 01, 2013
"It's a diner and, as far as diners go, not a bad one. I enjoyed the handmade burger, and the onion rings were excellent. The cheeseburger platter came with a beverage, fries, and two large onion rings, all of which were quite good. Certainly the best thing about ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

209 Reid St., Palatka, FL
(904) 325-3927

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
You get your choice of hash browns or grits if you order eggs for breakfast. Although pooled with butter, the grits were more notable for their grainy weight than for flavor.
"You get your choice of hash browns or grits if you order eggs for breakfast. Although pooled with butter, the grits were more notable for their grainy weight than for flavor."
Michael Stern





Angel's biscuit is ok, but chewy rather than fluffy and altogether somewhat less than angelic. Perhaps real butter might have improved it more than did the Country Pride spread.
"Angel's biscuit is ok, but chewy rather than fluffy and altogether somewhat less than angelic. Perhaps real butter might have improved it more than did the Country Pride spread."
Michael Stern


The signature house drink is a Pusalow: chocolate milk flavored with vanilla syrup poured over crushed ice. Very refreshing, even at breakfast!
"The signature house drink is a Pusalow: chocolate milk flavored with vanilla syrup poured over crushed ice. Very refreshing, even at breakfast!"
Michael Stern


Coffee is served in thick mugs. Beyond them, you can see a big silver bowl filled with just-cut slices of onion waiting to be battered and fried.
"Coffee is served in thick mugs. Beyond them, you can see a big silver bowl filled with just-cut slices of onion waiting to be battered and fried."
Michael Stern


We automatically have a soft spot for any restaurant that boasts a poor man's special on its menu.
"We automatically have a soft spot for any restaurant that boasts a poor man's special on its menu."
Michael Stern


Over 75 years old, Angel's remains an aromatic hash house without airs, frequented by locals and curious passers-by along Highway 17.
"Over 75 years old, Angel's remains an aromatic hash house without airs, frequented by locals and curious passers-by along Highway 17."
Michael Stern


Florida's oldest diner was established by Porter Angel in 1932.
"Florida's oldest diner was established by Porter Angel in 1932."
Michael Stern



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