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.