David and I haven’t even moved into our house yet, but with all the time that we’ve spent at the house site, we have definitely had the chance to check out some local food options. And we have been pleasantly surprised with the quality that surrounds us!
For some every day lunches (which we really need to work on cutting back on) we go to the local pizza shop, Village Pizza. It’s a cash only place that’s closed on Sunday but every pizza, salad, sub and calzone that we’ve had is delicious. We’ve also been to Piccolino’s a few times for burgers, soups and sandwiches. And another great hidden gem! David loves the onion soup and their wraps are pretty good too.
But one that I was very surprised was the Airport Diner on the edge of town.
The first time David and I went, we sat at the bar and ordered lunch (they serve breakfast and lunch every day). Of course, it’s nothing fancy. It’s pretty much an old diner car, with model airplanes on the ceiling and kitschy pictures on the wall, and it’s cash only. I asked for an iced tea, she hands out a Brisk. But all that aside, it’s a great little place for an inexpensive meal. And the waitress (Mary I think her name was?) is very pleasant and makes you feel like you’re dining at home.
On our first outing, I ordered the turkey melt with potato chips. The turkey was abundant and the bacon was perfectly crispy.
A few weeks later we were back again. This time I opted for the breakfast for lunch. I had the three egg omelet with sausage and onions, with home fries and toast.
Another delicious offering! And the two meals that David and I got ran about $16. It’s a great option for something quick, easy and delicious.
I think between the pizza place, the excellent onion soup and the large omelets, David and I won’t be going hungry in this town.
The Airport Diner is located on Lancaster Road in Shirley, MA.
Is there a hidden jewel that you love in your town?