By Jessica Tuggle
VERO BEACH - With cozy booths, friendly service and good food, Oslo Diner is a great place to try for breakfast or lunch.
From bacon and eggs to Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes, the dishes at Oslo Diner are yummy and filling.
Server Chai Edalat warmly welcomes each guest with an engaging smile. Guests are seated as quickly as possible and directed to a menu with dozens of enticing possibilities.
Customers are regularly treated to prompt, polite and personal service, as well as the sounds of a cheery chef singing in the kitchen, Ms. Edalat said.
Bob Taig and Jean Wright eat at Oslo Diner nearly every day, many times twice a day. The environment, people and food make it an excellent place to return to, they said.
Each day there are different soup choices. A small cup of chicken soup has a generous helping of shredded chicken and a savory taste to whet the appetite of any hungry diner.
One of the more unique items on the menu, the walnut-encrusted chicken, was sweet, juicy and not too crunchy. The homemade mashed potatoes, gravy and green vegetables were a perfect foil for the tender meat.
A fresh white dinner roll topped with a tiny U.S. flag completed the lunch plate with a little patriotic flair.
The serving size for the lunch platter was generous enough to take some home for another light meal later in the day, which is good because the restaurant closes at 2 p.m.
Larry Toscano purchased the restaurant two months ago and has made a few improvements for the customers' benefits and more changes could be coming down the line.
The seating arrangement has been reconfigured to allow larger parties to be seated together more comfortably, Mr. Toscano said.
Current hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday through Saturday. Hours could be expanded in the near future, so contact the restaurant for new hours.
Oslo Diner is located at 2950 Ninth St. S.W., No. 105, Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 794-7587.