Americana Diner: at the crossroads
Nice family diner where you can spend lil' money and get lotsa food.
As you can imagine, Army pay did not leave a lot left over for fancy restaurants. So we often went to the Shrewsbury diner. The decor was "diner" and the waitress was friendly and the food was hot and plentiful. Formica-topped tables or sit on a swirl-stool at the counter.
Normal American menu: toast, eggs, omelets, pancakes, home-fries, sausage, coffee for breakfast;
hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, chicken fingers, salad, milkshake or coke for lunch or dinner.
If you wanted to be upper-class you could order a steak or pork chops. But even if you didn't, they always gave you a basket of buns and butter.
We'll have to take a trip back there again.... real soon.
- Road Trip
The Shadowbrook: Elegance From The Past
It's pure luxury having an elegant restaurant nearby that makes for an special evening out. The Shadowbrook is just such a place.
The restaurant sits at the end of a tree-lined driveway that gently curves to its doorway, where valets are prompt to take charge of your car. Once inside you view a richly paneled entry hall and elegant stairway.
The nearby checkroom services the dining areas to the left and right of the hall. The heady scent of assorted floral displays envelopes you!
Sumptuous buffets are offered on holidays and are complete with ice carvings and groaning banquet tables. Regular dining offers a fine wine list and dinner in front of a fire place--providing a cozy spot in cold weather. Weddings are especially popular here. The outside gardens include gazebos, reflecting pool, pergola and other pretty sitting areas.
We enjoyed going to The Shadowbrook for special occasions. We usually requested the Garden Room because there are just a few tables there, but the last time we dined we were a bit neglected by the wait staff. Sometimes privacy leaves alot to be desired. In spite of this one lapse, we recommend dining here.
- Women's Travel