Diners are that rare combination of ubiquitous and iconic. Who doesn’t love free refills of watered-down coffee? Fries at 3am? Lobsters in the tank, on the menu, but never on anyone’s plate? Bonus points for a claw machine in the vestibule. They are everywhere in America – from 23rd street in Manhattan to the side of an empty road in Nebraska, and so easy to spot, but are somehow also regal and wonderful. This fun video from Architectural Digest explains how typical American Diners got their quintessential look.
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