Yankee Clipper Dinner
397 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Today I became the mayor of Yankee Clipper Diner on @foursquare! I really have no idea what that means. Yankee Clipper is a diner at the corner of Main Street and Teller Avenue in Beacon, New York. When I am home and don’t want to cook breakfast or lunch I come here. It’s a diner, nothing fancy just generous portions of good food served hot and fast. And the coffee, oh boy, the coffee.
Since we are doing a kitchen remodel, Sarah and I headed here for lunch. She had banana pancakes, with ham and one egg. I had a sandwich called “Happy Waitress”. It was described as an open-faced grilled cheese with bacon and tomato. I substituted a baked potato for the fried. It came with Coleslaw and a pickle like every sandwich you order in New York. It looked like two slices of bread toasted, placed next to each other, on top was bacon, tomato and over it all sliced cheese melted. I cut the tomato and folded it up and ate it like a sandwich. The potato was just that, a potato baked and on the plate, so I could cut it up and fix it any way I liked.
Sarah was impressed that the pancakes had “real bananas”. I have had their cherry pie, it tastes like they use canned pie filling, but it was still good. Baked on premises is just that. We had strawberry ice cream with whipped cream for dessert.
The owner’s husband walks around the restaurant, talking to people he knows and refilling water glasses and coffee cups. Someone Sarah went to school with works there and says hello when he sees her. Just your friendly neighborhood diner.
Prices are moderate, typical diner prices.