Salem Diner

On August 29, 2012 we dropped our daughter off at Logan International Airport for an early morning flight back to Colorado. Then, a search for a typical New England diner commenced. What we discovered was the Salem Diner in Salem Massachusetts.

The Salem Diner is one of two remaining Sterling Streamliners in operation. The other being the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, RI. There was an estimated 16 Sterling Strealiners made between 1939 and 1942 by the J.B. Judkin Co. of Merrimac, MA. The Salem Diner opened in 1941 and remains in operation at it's original location of 70 Loring Avenue in Salem to this day.

Roland L. Stickney invented the Sterling Streamliner Diner. It was modular in design, so it could be shipped to its site easily. Click here for more info.

The Judkin Company was known more for car bodies than diners as this history of the company indicates.
Two eggs, sausage, hash browns and toast for $4.95. It doesn't get much better than this !!!
Behind the counter, preparing for the lunch trade by slicing onions and tomatos.
A treat with our bill.