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The chargrilled chicken salad was appealing to the eyes as well as the tastebuds.



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North Point Diner

2701 North Point Rd
Baltimore, Md 21222

- Article & photo by Allison H. McAlister -

Have you missed the great homecooked meals at North Point Diner? Well, the wait is over. The restaurant is now re-opened for business after having to close and rebuild following a fire last August. Although everything in the diner is new, customers can still expect the same delicious home cooking served up by the same chef and wait staff. Whats changed? The counter is in a different location and the restaurant has been opened up to allow for more seating. More seating means more dining patrons, and owner Mary Lou says the diner gets very busy on the weekends. She asks customers for their patience. Everythings cooked from scratch, so it takes longer than fast food, she explains. Bear with us while we work out the kinks of re-opening. Although the restaurant looks different inside, the food is still delicious. The same cook, Chef Mike, is in charge of the kitchen and his down home Southern fare is quickly becoming a huge hit with customers. The homemade Southern fried chicken is especially popular and Mary Lou reveals he makes a spectacular homemade rice pudding. My co-worker and I visited North Point Diner on a recent weekday for lunch. We both started our meal with a cup of soup. I got the Maryland Crab and my co-worker ordered the Chicken Noodle. Both were really good and quite flavorful. Mine was packed with crabmeat and veggies and spiced just right. Clearly one of the best Maryland Crab soups Ive tasted. For our main entrees, my co-worker went with the hot turkey, while I decided on the chargrilled chicken salad. The turkey, smothered in gravy and served with mashed potatoes, was tender and delicious. My co-worker really enjoyed the potatoes, too, saying, These are REAL mashed potatoes. My salad came out looking beautiful on the plate, the different colors of the various vegetables making it pop. A mix of greens with green peppers, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots topped with a grilled blackened juicy chicken breast, this salad was fabulous! The chicken was really tasty, and the salad was fresh and crisp. And did I mention portion size? You wont go home hungry, thats for sure! In fact, chances are you may go home with leftovers! Of course, we couldnt resist dessert, so we tried the homemade apple pie a la mode. Mary Lou said ice cream is a new addition to the menu, so the diner is able to offer such desserts as pie a la mode and rootbeer floats. The big slice of pie was topped with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream, a mound of whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce and adorned with fresh berries. The warm apple pie, baked with lots of crumbly cinnamon goodness, was fantastic. Featuring a varied menu of appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, pork chops, chicken, seafood, pasta, sandwiches and desserts, the diner also offers daily specials, a seniors menu and a kids menu. If you havent been back to North Point Diner since they re-opened, youre missing out. Serving the neighborhood homecooking since 1996, North Point Diner is located at 2701 North Point Road in Dundalk. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, hours are Monday - Saturday from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, call 410-477-1000.


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