Diner fare with an upscale, unique twist. Casual atmosphere with high quality, homemade food. Local eggs, local seafood, pancakes, waffles, omelets, ... More
Blue Plate Diner
Diner fare with an upscale, unique twist. Casual atmosphere with high quality, homemade food. Local eggs, local seafood, pancakes, waffles, omelets, burgers, sandwiches, salads, steaks and so much more.
I live on aquidneck Island and visit the Diner quite a bit. The food is excellent and the staff go out of there way to please you. The problem I have is they all sweep the floors, pick up food from the floors, and wash the tables useing there bare hands. (no gloves) They then proceed to serve you the food with butter packets on top of your food which they have touched with there unwashed hands. This has happened every time I have been in there. I have told a couple of waiters about this but it seems to still happen. this is very unsnitary especially when picking things off the floor then serving your food to you.
I took my 13 year old to the Blue Plate Diner because she loves diners. It wasn't crowded so we were able to be seated quickly. I was grossed out by our waitress who had a big cold sore on her face. I think that she should have taken a couple days off while that healed because it's unsanitary to serve food after inadvertantly touching your face with a cold sore on it. Anyway, our food was only okay, nothing special and my daughter was very disapointed in her milkshake. We ordered a chocolate milkshake to go. The waitress only made it with chocolate milk and whip cream. She did not put ice cream in it. I tasted it and it was a waste. I think this restaurant could improve if they had more caring and conscientious employees. And, the food needs improvement as well. Coffee is very weak, milk shakes need ice cream and they could add more gravy to the dinners.
I have been stopping by the Blue Plate Diner frequently this year. Ever since the first day I decided to stop down and try this place out, it has been a great experience. They offer a good variety of food (I especially suggest the wraps) and it is all reasonably priced. One of my favorite side dishes is their sweet potatoe fries- I recommend them for anyone who plans on stopping by. They have a very cool, old-school style to their restaurant and has a convenient location. In terms of a diner, I would give this establshment an A overall. They will be seeing a lot more of my business for years to come.
I have celiac, I need to live on a gluten free diet, which means, no wheat, rye, oats or barley. Most all sauces have gluten also. I live on Aquidneck Island, I frequent the Blue Plate, the cook is great at cooking my food in a seperate pan. The waitresses are great (especially Amanda and Cheryl) and very accomondating. It is very difficult to eat out with celiac disease, I can relax and enjoy my meal, knowing my meal is gluten free. All you have to do is explain you have a gluten free diet and ask the waitress to cook your food seperate.
As an Island resident, I eat at the Blue Plate Diner rather frequently. I have always enjoyed the food and service. Recently, I arrived with 12 others in my party. We requested to be seated in the Banquet Room, which was vacant, and were denied due to no server being able to handle us. We explained to the manager that we were more than willing to be fleixble with the servers and expressed they could wait on us as they could. Our request was still denied and we were forced to sit in booths back to back, but negotiated to have them across from one another. Needless to say, we fit 12 people in tables set for 8. Our server was awesome, but the home fries were undercooked. We didn't have enough room on the tables for our food and drinks and the high chairs we required were obviously an issue as people could not get by us. The manager was rude and went through great lengths to ensure we were not accomodated. The rest of the staff didn't see a problem with us being in the Banquet Room, and even our server indicated he could support it. We normally order big, tip ver well, and enjoy the atmosphere, but the attempts onbehalf of the manager to ensure we did not have an enjoyable dining experience vexed us all to the point that we will not return. I didn't take it out on the server, he was awesome, but the management is not one to be modeled. Clean up that aspect and we will be back, otherwise...these four Military Families will go elsewhere.
I liked the stainless steel decor including stainless coffee cups. I didn't have the coffee but it smelled ok (Seatle's Best).
My burger was overdone, but not greasy. No pickle, but I didn't ask. My wife's Mac 'n' Cheese was too soupy, but my son's was fine although a little mushy.
I liked the sweet potato french fries, but there were not enough of them.
The service was good and relatively quick, but I felt like the quality was a little less than I like for the price. I did not feel rushed and the servers seem engaged and not stressed by mean managers, which I really like.
As a resident of Aquidneck Island for the Past 20 years, I have seen a lot of restaurants come and go. This one is a keeper!!! The food is great, the staff if friendly, and the ambience is fun & comfortable. Perfect for families or just a quick bite. I have been to the BPD many, many times and will definitelty be back again & again. Great Restaurant...Tell your friends.
My friend and I had been talking about trying the Blue Plate Diner since it opened this year. We finally had a morning off together and decided to go for breakfast. Looking back, we probably should have known we were in trouble when there was confusion about our coffee and tea orders and who was to bring them to us. I ordered a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheddar and sausage; my friend a ham and swiss omelet with wheat toast. Both orders came with home fries, hers also with fruit salad. The meals came and we were both impressed by the crispy home fries, but not much else. The sausage on my sandwich was barely browned, but worse, my friend's omelet was runny to the point of uncooked in the center. She informed the host, who took her plate to the kitchen. Minutes later it was returned, not with a new omelet, but most of her original one, only slightly more cooked and accompanied inexplainably by her original, bitten-into toast (now cold) and a new, soggy, undercooked scoop of homefries. We nibbled, finished our drinks and paid the check. We won't be back.