Dec 16, 2021

Nighttime Cheeseburgers At a Roadside Diner

Manheim Diner
Route 61Schuylkill Haven, PA
There are few things in life that make me happier than randomly finding a roadside diner when I'm hungry, especially when it's one that I've never been to before.  That's exactly what happened this past Sunday night on the way home from Koziar's Christmas Village.

I couldn't find any information about when the Manheim Diner first opened.  However, it's either been around for many years, or they did an incredible job of making a new place look and feel like a vintage diner.  Look at all that glorious neon!

The dining room has stools and a counter where you can eat.  There's also plenty of tables and booths, and a kitchy 50's feel.  It's a very bright and cheerful atmosphere.

They had a Reuben on the menu, and those are just about my favorite thing in the world to eat, but I'm a sucker for anything that stands out as unique to that restaurant, even if it's just the name.  That was the case with the Manheim Burger - a double bacon cheeseburger with sauteed onions.

I'm sure that most diners in America have something similar to this, but the fact that this one is named after the restaurant made me want to try it.  I'm very glad I did, because it was one of the tastiest cheeseburgers I've ever eaten.  It reminded me of all of the reasons that I seek out a small diner over any other type of restaurant.  They just don't make 'em like this in any other setting.