Tell Me Thursday: Rosie’s Diner in Rockford, Michigan

15 Apr
To start out our vacation last week, we needed a lunch stop.  My husband has become an avid fan of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, so I’ve used our vacations as opportunities to check out a few of the locations.  We’ve already hit spots in Baltimore and Chicago.  Last week, I traced our trip to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, and found Rosie’s Diner just north of Grand Rapids.  

This is your old school fifties diner — even the booths are original.  They are TINY!  The menu has your typical diner breakfast and lunch items — omelet, pancakes, and french toast for breakfast (all day long);  hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches for lunch.  Plus, they do the old fashioned fifties diner items like made-from-scratch shakes, malts and floats.

Their specialities, according to Guy Fieri, include the onion rings and the Cobblestone french toast — so we had to order those.  The french toast was A-MAZ-ING.  A sweet cinnamon bread, french toasted, with apples, walnuts and brown sugar!   The onion rings passed my key test — the onion did not fall out of the breading;  John decided he preferred the onion rings at Blimpy Burger (another Dive pick by Guy), but I thought they were splendid.

The kids had to get their standards:  mac and cheese and a hot dog.  However, they did try an old fashion shake with a twist:  Amelia requested marshmallow flavor. They loved it.

And this is my picture from Wordless Wednesday.
At the end of our visit, we got our obligatory picture as evidence that John had eaten at yet another one of the restaurants on “the list.”

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