Plenty of Good Southern Food at The Marietta Diner
Not your typical diner—you can enjoy almost any type of meal imaginable.
With a shiny, chrome exterior and a warm, chestnut interior, the Marietta Diner serves pancakes at midnight, or pasta for breakfast, possibly a slice of delectable cheesecake anytime of the day. More than 150 items offered on the menu, customers with the most finicky taste buds can find something to please their palate.
On a Saturday morning, hungry for fluffy pancakes and bacon, I paid a visit to The Marietta Diner. Greeted warmly, we were seated without a wait. Although on a Saturday early morning, the restaurant was not yet busy.
Our friendly server allowed us the extra time to peruse the large menu. Besides standard breakfast offerings, entrees include seafood, pasta, chicken, salads and Greek favorites prepared almost every way conceivable. My breakfast special included two large, beautiful pancakes; two scrambled eggs; a kielbasa sausage link; two strips of bacon; “home” potato fries and toast. Delicious, filling and reasonably priced at $8.95, breakfast was satisfying and unmistakably southern.
Despite eating breakfast, I still was tempted by the bountiful dessert case. Strategically positioned next to the entrance, every customer can see the delicately decorated cakes and pies. With more than two dozen decadent desserts, leave your calorie counter at the door, for there are pies, cakes, baklava and a tower of sweetness called a caramel mountain.
Owner Gus Tselious, a New York transplant, prides his restaurant on serving home-style cooking with generous portions. Head Chef Gus Garidas (known as “Uncle Gus”) oversees 2,000 entrees prepared a day. His own personal recipe of Greek lasagna has been one of the most popular menu items and has been featured on the Food Network.
Very pleased with my breakfast experience, I look forward to visiting The Marietta Diner again for a more traditional dinner meal. With good service, satisfying food and such a variety of choices, this Marietta landmark will continue to thrive in the community.
The Marietta Diner
306 Cobb Parkway
Reservations not necessary
Accepts all major credit cards
Open 24 hours a day