Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prince Al's Diner

I can't even count how many times I've sat in this diner. It's one of those places that everyone in my hometown knows about and craves on a regular basis. I even remember my first time there, with my oldest brother and his friends grabbing a quick bite to eat after a rally in the park across the street. I remember feeling like I was apart of something bigger than myself.

Flash forward and I've had so many countless memories at this very place. Milkshakes with friends, meeting up with new friends for a burger, sharing poutines on dates. And yes, some memories may be fuzzier than others - try passing by 2am on a Saturday and you'll notice the line-up to get inside. It's funny how nostalgic we become to certain places. This one will forever be engrained as the place we all went to while growing up, before we became adults.

Naturally, Sebastian and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to hit up our favourite spot while we were in town. Get ready for the small town diner experience, complete with Canada's National dish, poutine. Don't judge until you try it, it truly is heaven on a plate. Draped in cheese and gravy. So probably better than heaven. Just sayin'.

Grilled chicken burrito, with a side of poutine. Heaven. On. A. Plate. I tell you.
If you ever find yourself passing through London, Ontario I highly recommend making a stop at Prince Al's Diner. I can promise you won't be disappointed.


  1. I have never heard of poutine before! Thank you for the introduction. It sounds fantastic though, french fries, cheese with gravy. It can't be bad at all! It makes it extra special coming from an awesome diner!

  2. Hometown restaurants like that are the absolute best. When I visit, you'll have to take me there. :)

  3. WOW - looks so delicious!

  4. That poutine looks so delicious! Your post made me want some! On a positive note we are headed out of town on Friday and plan on stopping at a place that has some amazing poutine so I only have to wait a few days :)

  5. This just made me so, so, SO happy! Not only did I used to live a few blocks away from that lovely little diner which I frequented too often, but I miss poutine so much! Nobody knows what it is in LA and it's so sad

  6. Going home this weekend. I want the veggie chimichanga!

  7. Those chips smothered in cheese and gravy! Oh my gosh :)
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights