Quinte, On. real estate agent: The Skyline in Trenton

The Skyline in Trenton

Sometimes I just feel like eating some bacon and eggs for breakfast, or perhaps a quick bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich for lunch.

When I feel like a tradional "diner" meal I head down to the Skyline restaurant in downtown Trenton. It looks and feels like a traditional diner, and the decor inside looks like it could have come straight out of the 1950's. Perhaps it did, this restaurant has had the same owner for over 50 years, and the menu hasn't changed since I first stepped foot in there many years ago.

Everybody in Trenton has eaten at the Skyline, and many of the local kids had their first dishwashing job here.  This place has been a landmark in Trenton for a couple or three generations now.

The owner "Jimmy the Greek" is always there, and he usually sits in a booth in the back or occasionally works the cash register. I have never been in the restaurant and not seen him there. If anyone is the unofficial mayor of Trenton, it would be Jimmy, he knows everybody. Most of the waitresses have been working there for years as well. It's a great family place, and every table has it's own little juke box that works for a quarter. Remember those? They still exist.

The portions are generous, the poutine is great, and the prices are still extremely reasonable. You can still get a breakfast for about 5 bucks.  If you're ever in Trenton and have a craving for a quick and reasonably priced meal, drop by the Skyline on Dundas Street West, you won't be disappointed.

Comment balloon 6 commentsMalcolm Johnston • May 27 2011 11:09AM


HI Malcolm,

Yes I love these local "greasy spoon" places, they are the heart and sole of small communities, and millions in business is done at them each and every year. great local post again, keep it up Malcolm, great stuff.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Jimmy the Greek, love it! I had lunch with a girlfriend today with a similar menu. Lots of fun.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) almost 8 years ago


It seems to me that everyone knows somebody called Jimmy the Greek.



Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 8 years ago

Malcolm, I tend to like the people I meet at this type of local diner as much as the food...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Peter and Linda, I do enjoy those kind of meals every once in a while.

Janice, there's a restaurant like this in every town.

Brian, there's probably an association of Jimmy the Greeks, they divide up their territories.

Chris, there certainly are some characters in there.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 8 years ago

Malcolm, the Skyline diner seems like exactly the place I'd love going to if I was a local in the area! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) almost 8 years ago