Thursday, February 26, 2009

Restaurant in the Hood: The Milk Bottle, in Raynham, MA


The Milk Bottle Restaurant in Raynham, MA, is not your typical homogenized, pasteurized restaurant. With a gargantuan milk bottle structure jetting above the trees and no sign out front, the truly unusual-looking Milk Bottle Restaurant stands out as a curiosity to uninitiated drivers passing by and as a wonderful hometown restaurant to the locals.

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Milk Bottle is best known for their delicious omelets, but this diner/restaurant also features a nice variety of other familiar selections like pancakes (excellent chocolate chip), waffles, sandwiches (they make a great tuna melt) and even ice cream ( I guess it's no surprise, given the dairy theme). Once inside the Milk Bottle, you'd never known you were inside a milk bottle. The ceilings are normal height and the booths and counter space look like any other local breakfast and lunch place. Perhaps the Milk Bottle's greatest accomplishments reside in the well-prepared food served in big portions at low prices and the beyond friendly service. The staff seems to get along quite nicely with each other and the customers -- most of whom they seem to know each other. It's this type of welcoming, sincere dining atmosphere that every hometown restaurant should offer!

So, it's really not the "bottle talking," that massive exterior structure, when choosing to dine at this southeastern Massachusetts roadside landmark. As always, it comes down to food, value and service. The Milk Bottle doesn't have to rely on a hokey structure to stay in business, but, then again, it's always kind of a fun thing to witness that huge milk bottle out front!

On a closing note, yes, they do serve milk here!

The Milk Bottle Restaurant
785 Broadway
Raynham, MA 02767
(508) 822-6833
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