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Forest Diner, Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City - Closed

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#1 DonRocks

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:46 PM

"World's Best Fried Chicken and Snowballs," the sign said.

I can't vouch for the chicken, but I did enjoy a small Root Beer Snowball ($1.50). Forest Diner has jumped on the local-sourcing bandwagon, making their snowballs with Pasadena-based Kavern Snow Syrup.

A little-known offering is their Wednesday evening Elvis Dinner Show. Though I've yet to attend one, I'm almost tempted to go just because of the howling gaffe in this marketing flyer.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:23 AM

Yes, but is the ice local?

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:32 AM

Sounds Cool!
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:26 PM

It's been probably 5-7 years since I've been out there, but the place is a total joint and serves up good diner food. It gets packed regularly, even after another Double T diner located itself right next to the place.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:06 PM

It's been probably 5-7 years since I've been out there, but the place is a total joint and serves up good diner food. It gets packed regularly, even after another Double T diner located itself right next to the place.

The Double T Diner folks bought the Forest Diner a few years ago, so now the food at both spots is pretty similar.
(Sitting for lamb chops)

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:27 PM

A little-known offering is their Wednesday evening Elvis Dinner Show

Had no idea there was a vintage diner there....let alone one with an Elvis Show! Thanks, Rocks---this is definately on my list of places to visit!

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

It's been probably 5-7 years since I've been out there, but the place is a total joint and serves up good diner food. It gets packed regularly, even after another Double T diner located itself right next to the place.

The Double T Diner folks bought the Forest Diner a few years ago, so now the food at both spots is pretty similar.

Did the Double T move? Because the one I went to (on Rt. 40/BNP) has been there for well over 30 years. Not that I ever went the sober or before midnight, but I remember the place qite clearly.

Shame if the sold the old classic diner building.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:45 PM

There are now (at least) two Double T diners. The one close to the Baltimore Beltway is still certainly there. The other one is right next to the Forest Diner. I was told at one point that the Forest Diner and the 'new' Double T are owned by the same people now (who also own the other Double T Diner...

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Was scanning through the dining guide...unfortunately, the Forest Diner closed over the spring or summer sometime.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

Was scanning through the dining guide...unfortunately, the Forest Diner closed over the spring or summer sometime.


Wow, thanks for the update. I suspect not many people remember that this diner was (probably) named for "Sherwood Forest," which was a family-run amusement park nearby.

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