I'm not pretending this place is new (in fact, it has been around for decades), but I never bothered to set foot into the diner until the other day. As the name of the establishment suggests, the food is in fact quite good (get the avocado/tomato/cheese omlet!). However, the real highlight of the place has nothing to do with the food or service, but rather being able to sit down in a place that is completely shameless in its adoration of Americana. It's basically going to grandma's house, only instead of colonial antiques, it's full of Betty Boop figurines, Garfield stuffed animals, Marilyn Monroe clocks, and Charlie Chaplin posters.
Also, they have a nautical toilet seat, pretty much ensuring they win at the game. Check it.
[Located at Mission @ 29th, which is now located in Bernal Heights thanks to some realtors thinking calling the neighborhood “The Mission” makes white people scared.]