Hows That For A Shipwreck?
By Danny & Rosie/ email@example.com
If you didnt think a shipwreck
could ever be a good thing, you havent paid a visit
to Tims Shipwreck Diner in Northport.
Bedecked in wood from top to bottom, the old-fashioned boxcar
diner gives a convincing feel that one is indeed below the
deck of some seafaring vessel of yore. Those wooden walls
host a veritable history lesson about Northport, featuring
old pictures, newspaper clippings and pictures of years gone
by at the diner.
After about a 15-minute wait on our most recent Sunday lunch
trip to Northport, we plunked down on the wooden benches and
were greeted by a starter of warm, moist corn bread and a
strawberry-blueberry jam. Talk about a sweet start to our
After our corn bread opener, we ordered a round of coffee
that lasted us through the meal; they dish out the java generously
and occasionally offer it up to passers by roadside. After
that, we ordered up some scrambled eggs and bacon ($6.95),
which we thoroughly enjoyed. Ordered without any special instructions,
they came fluffy, moist and flavorful; if you like them on
the dry side, pipe up.
Many dishes come with a slice of fresh, ripe fruit, which
we heartily approve of. We also enjoy their approach to hash
browns, which, instead of sliced potatoes, are small, whole
potatoes prepared accordingly and very well cooked
no anemic or fried-to-oblivion spuds here.
We also dug into the Turkey Burger ($8.95, add $2 for fries),
served for lunch or dinner, on a tip from a friend of ours.
She said they have great turkey burgers at Shipwreck and we
just had to find out. We dont know how they do it, but
whatever seasonings they put in do give it that special
something. It has a savory, satisfying flavor that many
other turkey burgers lack.
The Cajun Chicken Sandwich ($10.95, served with fries) was
another hit at our table. When we say the sandwich is loaded
with chicken, we mean it: As our waitress was about to take
the plate over to us, a young man loaded one last piece of
chicken to the heaping production. The Cajun is a subtle experience,
boasting smoky notes, a pleasant kick and just the right amount
of spice, all spilling out of a fresh, fluffy bun. It comes
with coleslaw and macaroni salad, along with the traditional
hamburger trimmings and honey mustard.
Yet, with lunch under our belts (and expanding them a bit,
we fear), we noticed a pair of white-erase specials boards
on the floor right after the bar. Looks like well be
back for another Shipwreck in Northport before too long.
Tims Shipwreck Diner
46 Main Street
Atmosphere: Old-school diner with nautical feel
Cuisine: Diner favorites with home-cooked care
Hours: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner