Diner at the summit

Today’s Zippy takes us to Somerset, in southwestern Pennsylvania:


There are lots of Summit Diners, but this is clearly the one in Somerset.

A glitzy photo of the diner, from Diners of Pennsylvania by Brian Butko and Kevin Patrick:


The Summit Diner in Somerset [791 North Center Avenue] is a pristine example of the change from 1950s Exagerated Modern look to the Environmental style of the 1960s. The 1960 Swingle draws customers from the nearby Turnpike exit.

From the Roadfood.com site:

The Summit is a 1960 Swingle diner that has seen some pretty extensive remodeling yet still exudes the soul of a classic diner. Breakfast platters are fresh and generously proportioned. Pies are homemade, and are a particular point of pride at the Summit.

The place has its own coffee mugs:


Why summit? From Wikipedia on Somerset:

Somerset is just off Exit 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-70 and I-76). … Somerset has the ninth-highest elevation of towns in Pennsylvania, at 2,190 feet (670 m) above sea level.

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