This is a fun little place!
The Port Henry Diner is housed in a Ward Dining Car, built by The Ward & Dickinson Dining Car Company in 1927.
The diner is said to be one of the last of its kind in the country.
It is currently listed for sale for a mere $100,000.
The diner is located in the historic village of Port Henry on Lake Champlain, New York with a view of the lake.
In addition to the old train dining car, there is a wood frame section of the restaurant that affords more dining area.
The interior photos aren’t great quality, but you can get a sense of the original elements of the old train car.
Those bar stools! The countertop! The wood cabinetry! What a thrill it would be to have a burger and fries here. And maybe a milkshake for dessert.
At the very front of the dining car, there are two booths which you can see in the photo below, along with other period details like the storage bins up above.
(Happy Birthday to the little guy!)
The listing photos give us a peak in the kitchen at the back of the dining car – it’s very compact and efficient.
There is also a walk-in freezer, pictured below.
Below you can see where the old dining car is connected to the newer addition:
The wood frame addition allows for additional dining space.
Although the photo quality is poor, you can get a sense of the layout and how the new section is attached to the dining car.
Back outside, you can see the view of the lake beyond the diner’s picnic tables.
This quaint and kitschy place is just waiting for the right new owner to come along.
Someone who loves small-town history, has a friendly smile, and can cook down-home greasy spoon food.
Could it be you?