The Silver spring location was originally operated by the famous “Diner Man”, Eddie Warner. This classic railroad car design was assembled on site by one of the most successful Diner manufacturers, Jerry O’Mahoney Diner Company in 1946, at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Georgia Avenue.
In the 1980’s, the Diner faced demolition to make room for redevelopment. Bob Traynor, owner during that time, had to set a date in the summer of August, to close the doors of the beloved Tastee Diner. The employee’s and many loyal customers, petitioned to save the Diner, which led to County Council members contacting Gene Wilkes, successful owner of the Bethesda and Laurel locations since 1972. In 1988 Gene Wilkes purchased the Silver Spring Tastee Diner, rightfully earning the title of “The new Diner Man”, and carrying on the legacy of the Tastee Diner chain.
On June 17, 2000, the historic dining cab was relocated to 8601 Cameron Street. Today, not only does the Tastee Diner serve breakfast 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, we also have delicious, homestyle cooked meals for lunch and dinner, freshly baked pies, and serves beer and wine. This move allowed us to add on a new dinning room addition and outside patio seating, which allows large parties to be easily accomodated.
The washington Post labeled The Tastee Diner, ‘The Most Famous Restaurant in Montgomery County.”
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