Nothing says Dundalk like the corner of Holabird Avenue and Merritt Boulevard.
But if you want to really say Dundalk you say Sauer Beef and big, fat dumplings in a sauce so rich you'd swear it hit the Powerball.
Well how about the special of the day; the big chicken barbeque and dripping with sauce.
Not in a dinner mood, how about breakfast.
Big platters of breakfast specialties.
French Toast as big as your head or cream chipped beef on toast at its cream chipped beefiest.
Just a sampling of the old style home cooking that put the Boulevard Diner not just on the map but on the Food Network.
"The were interested in a lot of different items but they were interested in the stuffed grape leaves which is an old recipe from my grandmother and the Sauer beef and dumpling dish and those items are done from scratch start to finish they're just unique because not a lot of diners feature them. ”
Mark Tsakiris says it was their customers who got them on the show by writing in and telling the producers of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives that this was a good place to eat.
And you can see why.
The food is made fresh, burgers right off the grill or chicken soup full of noodles and five whole chickens in every pot.
The portions aren't shabby either especially if you're a big eater like this guy or his uncle who comes here at least once or twice a week.
"My favorite I think is breakfast and I like the omelets with scrapple and you don't get scrapple a lot of places that’s true it's very tasty." Ed Craig of Dundalk says.
“I usually start out with one of the chicken soups okay and or the grape leaves and any of the good pasta dishes." Ron Dogendorf of Dundalk says.
It's a combination of your standard diner fare and old family recipes that Tsakiris says he hopes keeps people coming back.
That and enough food to feed Fort Meade.
"Some family recipes to make them a little more diner-ish we're excited about it and hopefully people will come out and try something new." Tsakiris says.
And with most of the menu under ten bucks they will.
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