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Misty's Diner

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Published February 23rd 2011
Here's a secret; you don't need a plutonium-powered DeLorean to time-travel back to 1950s America. All it takes is a single step inside Misty's Diner at 103-105 High St, Prahran. This golden nugget of 50s U.S.A. has it all – a funky colour scheme of pink and turquoise, booth seating, jukeboxes, an abundance of star-spangled banners and wall decorations heavy on Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, U.S. license plates and vinyl records.

Curated by Arizona-born Misty herself, the cuisine on offer is naturally all-American (with a good helping of Mexican). Bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup and American Mustard adorn the tables, and pink-clad wait staff often take orders in a genuine U.S. accent. The menu is extensive, and features many dishes generally untried to Australian appetites – though most have a ring of familiarity due to exposure through American film and television.

The breakfast menu (available till 5pm) offers buttermilk pancakes, waffles, omelettes and a veritable banquet of fried dishes (sausages, eggs, hash browns – you name it!). For lunch or dinner – or perhaps a very hearty mid-meal snack – Misty's also boasts such American favourites as mozzarella sticks, onion rings, curly fries, Buffalo wings and a truly impressive range of hotdogs and burgers. A kid's menu is also available, as well as a salads section and gourmet sandwiches – even the famous 'peanut butter and jelly sandwich' makes an appearance!

American-brand soft-drinks, juices and beers are available, as well as an interesting variety of thick shake flavours – think White Chocolate and Oreo, Reese's Pieces, Cherry Cola. A wide assortment of U.S. confectionary is also on offer by the counter, so be prepared to be tempted by a Tootsie Roll or a box of Pop Tarts as you pay your bill.

If you're planning to visit during the evening, it's recommended to call ahead and reserve a table because this place fills up faster than Greased Lighting. Otherwise, just make sure you arrive with an empty stomach. Misty's is big on atmosphere and big on serving size. And there's always that deep-fried Twinkie for dessert…

For more information, visit the Misty's Diner website).
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Why? For an authentic American dining experience.
When: Mon-Wed: 8am - 10pm. Thu-Sat: 8am - 11pm. Sun: 9am - 10pm.
Where: 103-105 High Street, Prahran VIC, 3181
Looks amazingly american. Great fun and full of sugar. Might be an interesting place to visit before toddling down to before wandering up Chapel St to the Cinema. Love peanut butter and a thick shake.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 4th of May @ 07:39 am
I visited Misty's and loved it! The food was fabulously fattening and milkshakes were amazingly sweet and chocolatey. The staff were lovely and Misty herself was quite hospitable, relieving herself from kitchen duties to chat with the customers. My only complaint was they decided to seat my partner and I at possibly one of the worst spots in the entire restaurant- right outside the kitchen! Make sure you ask for a booth seat when you visit, as they looked far more comfortable.
By Natasha Abrahams - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 19th of July @ 01:22 pm
I went to Misty's it was the best! Amazing service and friendly staff and Misty herself even took the time to come and talk to our table even though it was a busy Saturday night. I would highly recommend to anyone!
By steph1986 - reader
Wednesday, 11th of April @ 12:43 am
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