One of the few good diners still around. Sometimes diners seem like an endangered species in this country. Chains like Denny's and Village Inn have sullied the profession in the same way that McDonald's sullied the art of ma-n-pop burger shops.
There are better places in Salem for breakfast, but this is one of the few old-school places that's any good. If you want a hearty meal done right, and you aren't expecting them to list the calories on the menu, then this is your place. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for a seat, and it's not the cleanest place around, but it's clean enough.