June 2019 For Father's day our family met up at The Ugly Mug Diner in Salem MA. We were a party of 9 and to get a table together we arrived very early.
We all ordered our meals and after a short wait our server came out to tell us that half of our meals were ready but that the restaurant lost power or gas and couldn't finish the rest of the food. We were happy to compromise and we shared the food that was ready and hoped that they could get back up and running to finish our order.
Unfortunately, a few other tables ended up leaving as their ordered weren't started yet.
Between our servers father and my brother in law they were able to figure out the problem and get the restaurant back in business. The way the staff handled this situation was terrific and that alone would bring me back here.
Now on to the food...everything we ordered was good from eggs and potatoes to huevos rancheros. The star of the meal was definitely my order. It's not dairy free but the This Ain't No Chicken and Waffles is outstanding! A perfect waffle, duck confit, candied pecans, and a maple bourbon drizzle is the perfect combination of sweet and savory!