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February 04
23:43 2010

Unicorn Lake Diner, 2900 Wind River Lane, Denton

Charlie Rall and Melissa Boughton / Staff Writer and Assigning Editor –

Secluded across the street from the Denton Cinemark, the Unicorn Lake Diner is less than convenient to access, but it makes a decent stop for a quick breakfast or lunch.

The staff is immediately friendly and helpful when you enter, especially for a seat-yourself place, but the ambiance is dead and cold.

It’s a simple design with some checkered tables and a pick-up counter, and although it is awkwardly designed, it definitely has a diner feel (minus the cluttered walls and neon-signs).

Ceiling fans whirl cold air over an open room, making the diner feel nowhere near cozy. The staff anxiously greets you and will stay on top of your every need throughout the entire meal.

The tables are decorated with fresh flowers that add to the dull atmosphere. The small tables feel crowded when dining with more than one.

The menu is simple with the standard two-egg breakfasts and sandwiches or burgers for lunch.

Despite the uniformity of the standard diner menu, the place does offer a wide selection for breakfast. Everything from eggs, omelets, burritos, and chorizo and yogurt parfaits — the choices are sure to please just about anyone.

Unfortunately, the diner doesn’t offer anything as unique as its name. Nevertheless, the kitchen was hasty and the food was good. They serve a traditional, but fresh and tasty, club sandwich with warm fries.

The Cordon Bleu sandwich came highly recommended by the staff. The grilled chicken breast sandwich included ham with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and a Dijon mayonnaise sauce that was mouth-watering. The bun tasted like homemade potato bread. The sandwich, as a whole, was delicious and filling. If you are looking for a sandwich but want a different take, the Cordon Bleu is definitely for you.

The macaroni and cheese is also a good choice when looking for a side other than fries. The cheesy goodness will melt in your mouth and leave you asking for more.

The bill was a little steep for such a simple meal that you can get almost anywhere, but it’s not out of reach. The Cordon Bleu includes a choice of one side for $7.95. Add a drink and you’re looking at a full, filling meal for just less than $10.

Overall, the place is enjoyable but lacking in charm. Having only been open for five months, the Unicorn Lake Diner has a lot of potential and room to grow.

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