Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Misty's Diner, Reservoir by Bureaucrat

I'm a Gumtree addict. I love the thrill of the chase and hunting down great secondhand items at low, low prices. Plus, more often than not, the quality of properly-made, old-school furniture is infinitely better than the mass produced stuff that's manufactured in an overseas factory with less than stellar workplace safety and environmental credentials. This time, the hunt for a bargain led me to Reservoir for a gorgeous baker's stand.

While I've seen Misty's Diner in Prahran, I was kinda surprised to see it in Reservoir... it looks sort of incongruent - an American-style eatery situated in an outer suburban locale.  The menu is unapologetically unhealthy. Think: deep fried and battered [your choice of animal/vegetable], mozzarella sticks, melted Jack cheese, loaded hot dogs, lots of gravy/BBQ sauce, and served with a mountain of refined white carbs. Even the relatively healthier options (such as the salads and sandwiches) seem like a calorie bomb. This is not the place to go to if you're on a diet.

Misty's Diner, Reservoir, buttermilk chicken
While the hot dogs and burgers are priced in the mid-teens, the main dishes are about $25-$35 price point. The Lawyer and I were too full to order a main dish each, so we got a the Trailer Park Trash ($25.90) to share. The buttermilk dipped and crumbed chicken breast was nice and tender (and big). However, the rest of the dish was alright. The pile of mash potatoes tasted like it came from a big vat of pre-made mash potatoes (although, it was spruced up with some chopped spring onions); ditto the bread and sauce which tasted like they came from a value-pack from Costco.

Misty's Diner, Reservoir


We wouldn't return
We wouldn’t return.


A kitchy idea but the execution didn't impress me.  While the service was friendly, the food is a bit over-priced for what it is.

Find it at

Misty's Diner
765 Gilbert Rd
Reservoir VIC 3073
Phone: (03) 9470 5555

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