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Dean’s in Blairsville Pennsylvania is a classic 1950’s diner. A Fodero, to be more exact. Opened for business in 1953. The diner car part of the restaurant seemed very original. There is an addition wrapped around the original stainless steel diner car. So when they are busy there are plenty of tables to be had in the add-on dining area.

I loved the place for its 1950’s autenticity. I had a cheesburger plate and it was just fine. Pie was even better. Wait staff, dressed in white uniforms, was friendly and professional.

For a more complete account of the history of Dean’s Diner, see this article on the Pittsburg Post-Gazette web site. The article is a few years old. I’m sure the place is no longer for sale. It may be for sale again by now, but it doesn’t really matter because whoever is running the business now has maintained the property and the food and the staff that made Dean’s a standout joint in the first place.


2175 Route 22 Hwy W
Blairsville, PA 15717-1270
(724) 459-9600