Silver Diner

There is something special about a diner; from nostalgic tabletop jukeboxes to comfortable booths to the friendly people. It is the heart of Silver Diner.

So when my partner, Chef Ype Von Hengst, and I wanted to start an American family restaurant that bridges the gap between tablecloth restaurants and fast food, the diner was the perfect answer. We spent a year visiting over 500 diners across America seeking to understand the timeless appeal of this American icon. Diners are known for their unique architecture and generous helpings of food, but the

03/09/2024

Our Lamb Meatballs Pappardelle is the perfect way to celebrate

03/06/2024

Donate $10 to Real Food For Kids and receive a $10 OFF certificate, valid for your next visit.

We are celebrating our 35th Anniversary and we want to give back to the communities we live in and serve. For every $10 you donate to Real Food for Kids, you will receive a certificate for $10 OFF your next dine in visit. 100% of the donations will go to fund produce kits for food insecure families.

Learn more and donate today: https://www.realfoodforkids.org/silverdiner/

03/03/2024

Making milkshake memories

03/02/2024

Get hooked on our Grilled Fresh Salmon dish - a true catch for any day of the week

02/22/2024

We’re shaking things up on !

Celebrate with a fresh Thunderbird Margarita available at select Silver Diner locations.

02/20/2024

We are proud to announce that a second associate has been nominated for Restaurant Association of Maryland's Heart of the Industry Award!

Elena James of Rockville is our second associate to be recognized for her work in the local community and representing the industry beyond the restaurant.

Congratulations Elena, and we hope to see you on the stage come April!

02/16/2024

Freshness you can see, flavor you can savor, and Friday vibes you can’t ignore.

Photos from Silver Diner's post 02/15/2024

On January 31st we kicked off our 35th anniversary year with our company-wide All Manager Meeting (AMM)!

Our AMM is when we take a moment to reflect on the previous year, our plans for the future and the recognize and celebrate the people in our company.

This year saw us celebrating 35 years of changing the way America eats and over a decade of growth that won't be slowing down.

We celebrated our people growing into executives, managers and general managers as part of our company growth. Most importantly, we recognized our managers of the year for their exemplary performance and leadership in their restaurants.

Congratulations to:
Sam Franco of BWI: Operating Partner of the Year
Dunice Thomas of BWI: Bar Manager of the Year (First Ever BMOTY)
Jose Hernandez: Hospitality Manager of the Year
Emerita Hidalgo of Rockville: Kitchen Manager of the Year (2 Years in a row!)
Michael Rulon-Miller of Frederick: Marketing Manager of the Year
Hilda Gonzalez of Tysons Corner: Manager of the Year
Nick Silberman of Innsbrook: Manager of the Year
Brandon Davis of Waldorf: Manager of the Year

Congratulations to everyone on these amazing achievements and to all of Our People
for 35 years of being the absolute best we can be! We look forward to continuing to grow together and see what mountains you climb next.

Photos from Silver Diner's post 02/14/2024

Love is in the air at Silver Diner! Earlier this month, we asked our guests about how their relationship blossomed with an experience at Silver Diner.

To celebrate Valentine's Day, here are few of our favorite submissions:

My husband and I had our first date at the Silver Diner in Reston, VA. It was also on Valentine’s Day 2019. We had a really great time. It was my first time going to a Silver Diner because I just moved to this area. I was really nervous but the restaurant’s vibe made me feel comfortable. I loved the food and our conversation. It’s a perfect place for a date. I still have the photo of our meal. We got married in 2021 and had a baby boy last July. Fun fact: my husband’s oldest brother had his first date with his wife at Silver Diner over 20 years ago, but that happens to be a coincidence because Emilio didn’t know until after we had already gone on our date.

- Tina, RIO Silver Diner

Sam and I met on Twitter years ago, but during the pandemic we became a lot closer. In February of 2022, we decided to finally meet in person, so I flew in from Ann Arbor, MI to Arlington, VA. The first meal we ever shared together was at Silver Diner Arlington after our nephew's hockey game. Long story short, I moved to Virginia (we of course celebrated the move with brunch at Silver Diner!) and we got married in October 2023! Silver Diner is now our go-to for weekend brunch with family or, more importantly, a random Tuesday date night, and always reminds us of how our lives first merged. It holds a special place in our hearts (as do the sweet potato fries!)

- Sarah, Alexandria Silver Diner

Mid winter of 2022 my boyfriend and I were looking for new diners to try since we decided diners would be our thing at 20 years old. One night after both of our long shifts at work, we found out Silver Diner and decided to try it. It was one of the absolute best diners we have ever tried. My boyfriend absolutely loved there cheesesteaks and we NEVER not get loaded fries!! Most places would make me feel very sick after eating but never Silver Diner! We have been to this same one in cherry hill countless of times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or even late night snack. It’s the first place my boyfriend told me enjoyed my company a lot, wanted me around even more, and told me, he told all of his friends about me. I It’s also the first place that played our song “sugar sugar” every time we were there the first few months we were “talking.” Silver was the place we decided it was our song for sure. We met amazing waiters, we always have a good time with the vibe in the building, and never leave without our stomachs full. We never not get the loaded cheese fries, a cheesesteak, and enjoy an occasional watermelon mint lemonade. We always make up stories of coming back here the night we get married and get our same order, or come back in 40-50 years and share fries like we did on one of our first dates. Silver Diner will always be my boyfriend and I go to spot. I’m so happy to have so many great memories here with him.

- Jaycee, Cherry Hill Silver Diner

My boyfriend (who wasn’t my boyfriend yet at the time) and I were just friends until one random night, I asked him out to dinner at Silver Diner. It’s one of my favorite late night spots. We sat in a big booth in back and by the end of that night, we both somehow fell in love with each other. We love going to Silver Diner to this day. It’s definitely a special place for us.

- Blanca, Fair Oaks Silver Diner

If you have an experience you'd like to share, we would love to hear them in the comments!

Photos from Silver Diner's post 02/13/2024

Tanya Whie from our Greenbelt Silver Diner has been nominated for the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Heart of the Industry award!

The RAM Heart of the Industry Award recognizes individuals who are involved with their local community and the industry beyond their restaurant.

Tanya will be honored for her outstanding spirit at the awards Gala in April!

Congratulations Tanya and thank for living our mission "To Be The Best We Can Be!"

02/13/2024

Happy hour just got happier at Silver Diner!

Extended drink happy hour available Monday - Friday at Alexandria, Ballston, Gaithersburg/RIO, Navy Yard, and National Harbor locations.

02/11/2024

Whether you need to call an audible for your pre-game festivities or a last minute championship spread for your party, we have you covered for the big game tonight!

02/08/2024

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples. Family Date Night is the perfect way to turn the holiday into an evening for your entire family! Join us for dinner and enjoy complimentary instant photos with your family or friends. Couples invited too!

Join us on Wednesday, February 14th, from 6pm – 8pm, for a night of fun with the family!

02/07/2024

Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean at every Silver Diner near you! Your taste buds are in for a delicious adventure.

How Glenn D'Amore rose from manager to company president at Silver Diner - Alexandria Times 02/02/2024

Building Together Plate-by-Plate: Learn how Glenn D'Amore's journey from manager to president highlights living our mission of being the best we can be.

How Glenn D'Amore rose from manager to company president at Silver Diner - Alexandria Times By Wafir Salih | [email protected] In February 1996 at a college career fair, Glenn D’Amore was surrounded by a sea of possible futures. Among the businesses in attendance were hospitality giants like Hyatt and Marriott. As D’Amore neared the end of his college journey, with a resume packed f...

02/02/2024

As we kick-off our 35th anniversary celebration, we want to recognize some of the great Love Stories that started and blossomed at the diner. If you have a Silver Diner Love Story, we want to hear it!

Submit your story for your chance to win and have your story featured!

Learn more: https://www.silverdiner.com/mylovestory

02/01/2024

Sweeter than a love note, smoother than a dance under the stars. Our Valentine’s Day cocktails are the perfect toast to romance.

Enjoy two cocktails for just $15, available at select Silver Diner locations until February 29th.

01/26/2024

This weather may be confusing, but your drink choice doesn’t have to be. Enjoy our Grandma’s Pink Lemonade – summer in a glass, no matter the season.

01/19/2024

Our Thai Cauliflower Quinoa Pasta is the perfect dish to warm up with on a snow day

01/12/2024

You don't need to break your new year’s resolutions to do brunch. Choose from heart healthy, vegetarian and even vegan brunch options.

Plus we have zero proof cocktails available at select locations.

01/11/2024

Please join us in congratulating two very special Springfield team family members, Milagros ‘Mila’ Dunn and Antwon Barret Knight for certifying as FOH Trainers! Our first certified trainers of 2024!

Mila has been a dedicated team member since October of 2002, 20 years! Mila has always shown dedication on her role as a Soda. Last year however, encouraged by her team, she decided to take on the challenge to not only attend the TTT class in the spring, but also decided to help in two major store openings, National Harbor and South Riding.

Through both openings Mila surprised everyone as she really stepped out of her comfort zone and displayed confidence in teaching and coaching new associates, training well over 40 total new Soda’s, Bussers and Dishwashers combined Mila has truly exemplified excellence trough training and consistent delivery of our standards.

Antwon's career path began at McDonald's, where he evolved into a trainer and supervisor. In 2019, he found his professional home at Silver Diner, joining the Springfield team that February. 5 years have passed, and Antwon remains dedicated to learning and growing within the company.

Juggling various roles and being responsible comes naturally to Antwon, being the oldest among nine siblings and a key member of the HUH (Howard University Hospital) Tag Team. Now, as part of Silver Diner's Leadership Team, he embraces his responsibilities with passion. Antwon's love for his work and balance can be seen in his eagerness to coach and share his expertise, both in the field and at the restaurant.

Both Mila and Antwon showcase remarkable commitment to their team and new team members, their exceptional efforts have significantly contributed to the success of their team’s growth in leaders, both have helped display our company’s mission of growth.

Thank you, Ely and Springfield team, for working with Mila and Antown and strengthening our brand mission of Being the Best We Can Be!

01/08/2024

Discover the art of the modern mocktail at Silver Diner. These drinks are so good, you won’t miss the buzz.

PROOF LESS PEACH SMASH
Shott Triple Peach, ginger beer syrup, sour mix, soda, mint leaves, topped with orange slice and lime wedge.

WATERMELON CUCUMBER MOCKTINI
Watermelon cucumber mix, sour mix, soda, cucumber, and mint sprig.

HIBISCUS LIMONCELLO SPRITZ
Hibiscus syrup, lemon juice, soda, topped with lemon wedge.

01/05/2024

Warm up your tastebuds with our Thai Cauliflower Quinoa Pasta

12/13/2023

Finishing the year Silver Brands Strong!

On Monday, we had our very last FOH TTT class of 2023, with an attendance of 14 Servers, 3 Hosts, 4 To-Gos and 3 bartenders for a total of 24 growing leaders representing Cherry Hill, BWI, National Harbor, Ballston, Waldorf, Rio, Fair Oaks and Reston!

Through the day we could clearly see why they were chosen to represent you, thank you for preparing them to attend and for your individual contributions to their growth.

We also had 6 managers in attendance, Aaliyah, JB, David, Fernando, Alisha and Marie! Who attended the TTT class as part of their development as future Hospitality Managers, thank you all for your engagement, participation and good spirits.

The energy and eagerness displayed by all was fantastic, we look forward to seeing the leaders they will become.

Thank you, team Rio, for welcoming us to your home and for your hospitality. The atmosphere surrounding it was very festive and made for a fantastic day of learning and memories.

Lastly, a special shout out and thank you to Akeem for his commitment to his trainers and for helping us in taking the official picture for the class.

Thank you everyone for living our Mission "To Be The Best We Can Be!" and here's to a prosperous 2024!

12/11/2023

Elevate your evening with the bold and refined taste of our Cinnamon & Rye Old Fashioned crafted with Bulliet Rye, house-made cinnamon syrup, and Angostura bitters that come together with a dehydrated orange slice for a touch of citrus sophistication.

12/09/2023

Dive into the sweet side of brunch!

12/06/2023

Join us in congratulating Clifton Winger for certifying as a To-Go Leader at our Springfield Silver Diner!

To-Go Leaders are the trainers for this crucial segment of our industry.

Cliff started on February 18, 2018 as a host. He Moved into the To-Go position after a year. Today, he also helps the team when needed as a supervisor. Now he is taking on the role as a trainer helping to create quality To-Go associates.

Clifton has a lot of regulars that come to pick up because they know he's working. He has a positive attitude and is a great team player. He gets along well with everyone and is learning Spanish for self-betterment.

Thank you Team Springfield for supporting Cliff and giving him the tools to keep growing.

Thank you, Cliff for “Being The Best that You can be!"

11/28/2023

Join us in making a difference this GivingTuesday. Our long-term charity partner,Real Food For Kids, aims to raise $25,000 to provide 10,000 nourishing meals for children and their families facing hunger in the DMV area. Up to $10,000 will be matched due to generous donation from friends at The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Your support can break the cycle, offering a lifeline to families in need and setting children on a path to a brighter, healthier future.

Learn more and donate here: https://www.realfoodforkids.org/givingtuesday/

11/22/2023

Espresso elegance meets fall flair – our Fall-Tini is here to awaken your senses!

11/19/2023

Spend a little time with our family before spending it with your family. We're open for breakfast until 2pm or later.

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Ashburn, VA
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Tuesday 7am - 12am
Wednesday 7am - 12am
Thursday 7am - 12am
Friday 7am - 1am
Saturday 7am - 1am
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