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13 years ago
07/13/2008, 04:56 AM
Great Food, Small Price
I had worked in picturesque Wickford years ago at a small radio station. I have been back a few times in the last six years, but never had the chance to rekindle old memories at the pocket-sized diner. The place had been out of business for a while on some of my earlier trips, an empty momento of the past. It was once called Brown's Diner...now under new ownership, it's simply called The Wickford Diner.
It was almost empty when I arrived just after noon a few weeks ago. I could see immediately that it had been refurbished, and, in fact, expanded. I was eager to sit down at one of the dozen or so counter stools and order breakfast, which was always a standout.
Unfortunately, I was about 2 minutes late (apparently they stop serving breakfast at noon). The sole waitress cut me no slack, saying, "We stop serving breakfast at noon." Again, the place was almost empty, so why couldn't she have made a two minute exception? Still, I wasn't gonna let "rules" ruin my long awaited experience. So I perused the menu and finally ordered a tuna sandwich. It was the best tuna sandwich I have ever eaten and I was glad I missed the breakfast!
Portion-wise, this sandwich succeeded as well. I'm talking a very generous amount of fancy albacore tuna, not "over mayonnaised", with perfect fries. I wish I could have this sandwich Fed Ex'd to me in Nashville! Oh, I almost forgot. The price was....unbelievable. I believe it was $4.50. The coffee was good, too.
To my right, a couple guys were chowing down on the remains of their breakfast. The food looked great and they both were clearly impressed. I'm sure they were regulars.
I almost drove back to Wickford from the Warwick airport area a week later just to have either a breakfast or another tuna sandwich at the Wickford Diner. Next time.