What’s the one restaurant that’s missing in this great city? No, not yet another burger place but a classic American diner of course! Well good news, the Sehnsucht crew is nailing the American diner tradition with their new restaurant “Dinermite”, found on Amalienstraße, just opposite bar Sehnsucht. So put another dime in the jukebox and get ready for a trip to classic 50s U.S.A.

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The food:

Embracing the classic  American diner menu, Dinermite offers a variety of deli sandwiches (homemade pastrami, pulled pork, beef), chicken wings, pork ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese… basically anything calorific and oh so satisfying after a long night out in town. Interestingly, Dinermite doesn’t do burgers, probably a good idea  – who can compete with Burger House  anyway? – Other highlights on the menu include lobster chowder, BLT, salads and big fried breakfasts…

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We chose the pulled pork, crispy chicken and philly cheese sandwiches together with the traditional mac & cheese and chili cheese fries as side dishes. So with enough food to ensure a definite heart attack, we sat down in our red plastic booth and tucked in. The sandwiches were, in our opinion, pretty good: the Philly cheese sandwich is made with pieces of Entrecôte (or so we were told), and the pulled pork sandwich was served on a bed of coleslaw.  This is big, hearty, satisfying food. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich was also decent, although it wasn’t as crunchy and delicious as we had hoped.

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The mac & cheese was really good: slightly spicy, deliciously cheesy. Throw some strong Swiss Emmentaler in there and we would be have been over the moon… The Chili Cheese Fries were ok but in our opinion not up to par with what’s out there. We also tried their homemade ice tea which was excellent and a perfect refreshing addition to the fatty food (are you really going to order a sparkling water with those pork ribs?).

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The atmosphere:

Retro red & white booths, retro counter & stools, aluminium tables, neon signs, car wheels… Dinermite’s interior is THE classic diner decor: we loved it! The restaurant totally looks like the ones you see on your favourite American movies and TV shows. Your food is served in those cute little baskets which make the experience even more authentic. Oh and the music is the final touch that really takes you back to 50s Americana when Elvis was King.  All in all a really great experience, not the best place for a romantic meal for two but great fun with a group of friends…

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The prices:

We think the prices are generally fine but we think the sandwiches are a tad overpriced. Ok you can’t get these kind of sandwiches everywhere but we just think that a little more effort with the food here and there would’ve made it the perfect restaurant.

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The verdict:

The verdict: By now you’ll have figured that Dinermite definitely is not about haute cuisine and perfectly executed meals but more about the experience. The menu offers a good variety of meals you could find in a diner on the Interstate, the interior design looks really cool and the quality of the food is what you’d expect… All in all, a well-rounded concept and open until 1 am, this is the perfect post-pub hang-out. We’ll definitely be going back to try their big, fried, American style breakfasts!

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Finding Dinermite:

Homepage: http://www.dinermite.de/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dinermite

Amalienstr.23
80333 Munich (map)

Opening hours:
Mon – Thurs: 9:00 am – 1 am
Fri – Sat: 9:00 am – 2 am
Sun: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Dinermite – the classic American diner with a bang
Food70%
Atmosphere88%
Service75%
Location80%
Originality84%
79%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (2 Votes)
80%

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