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Digger's Diner: Where Everyday Is Halloween!

Credit: John Robertson
Dinner in the Graveyard?

Everyday is Halloween at Digger's Diner; the bay area's only, and the world's second, graveyard themed restaurant.

Everyday is Halloween at Digger's Diner; the bay area's only, and the world's second, graveyard themed restaurant. Whether you are looking to dig yourself an early grave of heart attack laden, gravy smothered pork chops or if your just looking for a fun place to get a shake before going trick or treating, I recommend you check out Digger's at least once for the novelty of it. (Extra kudos if you are turned on by Hell's Angels, gangbangers, Goths or anyone on parole.)

The food is standard, fifties diner fare done authentically and without apology. You will not find any vegan, veggie or diet options on the menu. If you don't like your hunks of beef and pork smothered in either gravy, cheese sauce or bacon, then you better like ice burg lettuce drowned in ranch dressing the consistency of pea soup.

The shakes are to "die" for; made with heavy cream, and blended so thick you can hold the cup upside down without spilling any.

The fries are not frozen, the pancakes are fluffy and huge, the biscuits and gravy will give an Okie multiple orgasms. This menu seems like Alice, Flo and Vera should be working here, but if you look around you will find a motley crew of bikers, low riders, and other inked up subculture types.

You can sit in "the graveyard" if you dare.

You will always be greeted at the door by their friendly mascot, "Bones".

You can strike up a convo with the worked out, pierced, tat boy in the booth next to you... and find out how long ago he was released from prison.

I'm not saying the food is amazing; the food is just successful at what it tries to be. The restaurant isn't amazing either, but it is unique and a local hot spot. It is an interesting insight into what those on the fringe are doing on the bay area's otherside of the "honky tube".

The next time you feel nostalgic for a decade when no one counted calories, or for your favorite macabre holiday, come to Concord and check it out. You just may "dig" it.

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By Lynda Lehmann on November 02, 2010 at 08:05 pm

Very descriptive and fun to read, and the shake does look good enough "to die for."

Glad I don't live nearby; I'd probably want to go there to photograph the hangers-out more than the food!

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By john robertson on November 09, 2010 at 04:03 pm

Bill: U naughty boy!

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By Shanie on November 25, 2010 at 03:38 am

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By Yepperuni on February 15, 2011 at 01:59 pm

Awesome! I love Halloween! I wish every day was Halloween. :)

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