The Silver Spring location, situated at the corner of Wayne and Georgia Avenues, was first operated by the famous “Diner Man,” Eddie Warner. This classic railroad car design was assembled on site in 1946 by the Jerry O’Mahoney Diner Company, one of the most successful diner manufacturers.
In August 1988, the then owner, Bob Traynor, was forced to close the diner to make room for the new Discovery Communications complex and Silver Spring downtown redevelopment.
The employees and many loyal customers petitioned the County Council to save the diner. Council members contacted Gene Wilkes, owner of the Bethesda and Laurel locations since 1972. Mr. Wilkes agreed to buy the Silver Spring Tastee Diner and continue its legacy, earning the title of “the new Diner Man.”
On June 17, 2000, Mr. Wilkes relocated the historic dining cab to 8601 Cameron Street and built a dining room addition and outside patio seating to accommodate large parties. Today, the Tastee Diner serves breakfast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as delicious, homestyle-cooked meals for lunch and dinner. We offer freshly baked pies and serve beer and wine.
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Personal, homey ambiance rememiscent of diners from the 1950's. Nostalgic. Food was great, prices reasonable.
Best BLT in Laurel and Sausage Biscuit with gravy is awesome. Patti is a wonderful server and is just the nicest person ever!!!!!
The cook John serves the best breakfast in all of Laurel. The server Patti has excellent server skills, and extremely friendly!! Love this place!