Food in the Fox does not travel to Menasha often, so when we were in search of a cheap meal, we decided to head south and travel all the way to Third Street Diner for a quick bite to eat. It was a nice treat from the normal places we are used to eating at and the service was great and the prices were very reasonable.
Walking in at around 9:30, the place was rather full, with only a few empty tables. The place was very ‘diner-y’, meaning the chairs and overall decor looked like it came directly from 1955, which was neat to see. There was one waitress in the place, which meant she was pretty much running all around the place while also training someone. Hat tip to her. The menu had a large variety of items, mostly typical diner type items such as a chicken strip plate, a BLT and a smothered chicken dinner, which was two boneless skinless marinated chicken breasts smother with sauteed onions, mushrooms, green peppers and melted Swiss cheese.
Soup & Salad & A Secret Society of Crouton Makers
They had about ten items on the menu that were $5.99 specials. I opted for the soup and salad duo, with the soup of the day being turkey dumpling. Shortly after I ordered, my soup arrived and sadly, I forgot to take a picture of it. It looked pretty much like chicken dumpling soup and tasted like chicken dumpling soup. It was definitely homemade and was not overly salty. The side salad consisted of bacon bits, homemade croutons, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. The croutons were amazing and that leads me to believe that Menasha has a secret society of people who meet up and trade secrets on how to make the best croutons (Menasha Grill also has to die for croutons). Continue rocking on secret society of crouton makers!
The meal was good and the portion sizes were average. The cost was nice, being it was right around $8 with tip for a quick, satisfying meal. Don’t just drive by, check out Third Street Diner!
Third Street Diner
300 De Pere Street
Menasha, WI 54952