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Order a Hearty Meal at Diners around Richmond


Originally a cheap place to get a quick, hot meal after hours, diners have been around since the late 1800s. The original diners were more like lunch cars, referred to as "dining cars" like in a train. As they gained popularity, diners became the classic spot for tasty breakfasts, sandwiches, and everything else. When you want to have a satisfying meal, check out the diners around our Richmond apartments.

The Old 300 Diner

Named after the original families that settled Texas with Stephen F. Austin, The Old 300 Diner is a quaint little neighborhood diner that delivers all the Southern classics you'd expect. What's more, many customers revere the pancakes as some of the best in Richmond.

Menu offerings include a build your own breakfast, omelets, breakfast tacos, and downhome favorites like biscuits and gravy. Sample the Biscuits Benedict for a Southern take on the classic brunch dish. Instead of hollandaise sauce, it comes with sausage gravy. The perfectly poached eggs rest on tasty biscuits.

El Vaquero Mexican Diner

When you want the full-service combination of diner food but with Tex-Mex dishes, go to El Vaquero Mexican Diner. It's not your typical American diner, but that's what makes it amazing. It is a favorite to longtime customers who praise the filling portions. Stop in for lunch starting at 11:00 a.m.

Choose from Huevos Rancheros, Bacon & Egg Tacos, as well as burritos, enchiladas, and others. You can't go wrong with the fish tacos. They include yummy grilled fish, lettuce, pico de gallo, and avocado on a corn tortilla.

Another Time Soda Fountain

Transport back into the past when you take the short drive to Another Time Soda Fountain. While it's not a diner by name, it serves all the hearty favorites of American diners. Best of all, you can also enjoy an authentic 1950s-style soda fountain drink with your meal.

On the menu, you’ll find fresh and grilled sandwiches like the club sandwich, patty melt, and half-pound burger. The Adult Grilled Cheese jazzes up the simple sandwich with crispy bacon and fresh tomato.

Meals from diners around our Richmond apartments will have you fueled for the day. After a nice bite to eat, check out a history museum in the area. To check out Olympus at Waterside Estates, contact us. Our staff will show you around on a great tour.


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