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Restaurant Rave: Citrus Diner, Westmont

Posted by Kate Seiferth | 6/27/2014 | Category: Restaurant Raves

We were sad to find out one of our go-to diners in Westmont closed, but Intern Amy has the scoop on the tasty place that replaced it. Check back weekly to find other Restaurant Raves for great dining spots around the Chicago area.

Citrus Diner $-$$, Westmont  

844 Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559

(630) 655 -1840

Reviewed by: Amy Skarnulis

I am no stranger to a good breakfast restaurant. Actually, I love almost all of them. Going out to breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is frequently the most relaxing part of my weekend. So, you can imagine my disappointment when I found out one of my go-to places, Moondance Diner in Westmont, had closed. However, last weekend, I went to its replacement, Citrus Diner. I was far from disappointed.

Citrus Diner revamped Moondance in every sense of the word. The basic setup is the same, but with vast improvements to the decor and all of the favorite Moondance menu items are still there (phew)! The new restaurant looks and feels tremendously fresher and has been brightened with white walls and vibrant lime, orange, and yellow accepts on the booths, flatware, tables, and wells.

If you liked Moondance before, you will be happy to know the food is still as good as ever. The Zucchini Bread French Toast, The Farmland Omelet, the Ba-Ba Benny & The Eggs benedict: they’re all still there. The staff is just as friendly as well as accommodating. My coffee mug was never empty before I was offered a refill and the food came out hot quickly after it was ordered.

With the restaurant being open until 2:30 p.m., the menu features some great lunch items worth trying as well. The tortilla soup was a regular favorite before, and customers were elated to see it on the Citrus menu.

Want to bring the kids? No problem, they have plenty of high chairs, booster seats, coloring menus, and crayons to keep them satisfied while they wait for the food.  If you could not get enough of their coffee, Citrus Diner also sells their coffee along with travel mugs stamped with their logo on your way out.

If you are debating where to grab breakfast any day of the week, make sure to check out this new and improved hotspot conveniently located in the James Crossing Shopping Center on the corner of Ogden Avenue and Route 83.


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