10 Dec Parlour Diner
American-style dining. The words bring to mind large portions, fried deliciousness and general indulgence. That’s exactly what you have the option of getting at Parlour Diner, a small Chapel Street spot seating up to around 50 people inside and out. The Diner has embraced the market’s desire for some finger-lickin’ good comfort food paired with classic, loud rock n’ roll music. You’ll feel like you’re in James Dean’s version of a 50’s diner, with lots of attitude but a big heart.
Grab yourself a Budweiser, or if you’re feeling classy, a Jerry n’ Cherry, made with Sailor Jerry, Dr. Pepper and Lime. The best thing on the menu is the Blue Ribbon Crispy Fried Chicken, served with Curly Fries (hell yes) and Salad. We recommend you eat the salad first to get the greens out of the way. They weren’t lying when they said it was crispy. The outside is practically sizzling with a salty batter deep fried just enough, and the inner white meat strips are succulent and moist after being soaked in a secret marinade for one or two days.
Other reputable dishes are the Southern-style BBQ Baby Back Ribs, slow-cooked with a hickory sauce, the Jalapeño Poppers served with a Paprika Avocado Dip, and any of the Burgers. The mince is high quality and if you didn’t already know, a good sesame bun makes all the difference.
Finish it off with a Twinkie, or better yet, a milkshake, like the Old School Chocolate Malt or the Salted Caramel.
64 Chapel Street
Windsor, VIC 3181
03 9533 2006
Words by Rebecca Bellan.