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Original Market Diner

4434 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
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  • Sun 7am-3pm, Mon-Wed 6am-3:30pm, Thu-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 6:30am-9pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Originally opened by the parents and grandparents of Jimmy Vergos in 1954, this diner is as authentic as diners come. The owner is Greek. (Everyone knows the only diners worth their salt are owned by Greeks.) The place has gone through several permutations, even suffering closure during the 1980s. The current incarnation, opened in 1989, is underneath a DART line and is once again family operated. Vergos' father created all the recipes. Vergos' mother pops in to greet customers as if they were her children. The employees never seem to quit. Everyone is treated as family. With breakfast items in particular, sides of homemade potato chips are included. Customers are encouraged to put Vergos' mantra into practice: "Pie fixes everything"

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