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This New Space-Themed Diner Is Officially Open Downtown

Ready for a meal that’s out of this world? Stop what you’re doing and head to Mercury Diner.

Listen, I’m not even ashamed about the pun because I had an exceptional dining experience at Mercury Diner. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this charming little spot for a while now and I can now officially say that it’s such a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Located just across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, this futuristic diner is clearly catering to a non-traditional work hour crowd.

Photo by Chelsea Wiley

With Happy Hour deals that run from 8 am to 11 am (Monday, Thursday, and Friday), cocktails, and diner grub, Mercury Diner feels like it’s one of a kind. If you work third shift and you want to head out for drinks after work with your crew, this is the spot.

And if like myself, you just find yourself craving diner grub, it also happens to be the perfect destination.

Photo by Chelsea Wiley

When I walked into the diner, I was immediately down with the vibes. From the gorgeous murals to the elegant interior design, every bit of this place is spectacular. They have a variety of seating available, including counter spots, high tops, and cozy booths.

On the menu, you’ll find both breakfast and lunch items. I’m a breakfast girl through and through, so naturally, I had to go for The Big Bang. And yes, most things on the menu are space themed.

Photo by Chelsea Wiley

This massive breakfast included a split biscuit topped with sausage gravy and cheddar cheese, sunny side-up eggs, delightfully fried home fries, and a choice of sausage or bacon.

Everything was cooked perfectly and although it’s not important to the quality of the meal, I genuinely doubt I’ll ever come across such photogenic eggs again and I couldn’t help but be impressed.

Photo by Chelsea Wiley

If a lighter option is more your speed, they have a couple of salads to choose from, including this huge Caesar Salad that comes with the option to add chicken or anchovy.

Of course, if I see a milkshake on the menu, it’s gotta happen. I went with a classic Chocolate shake, which you can also add booze too if you’re so inclined! One of the real highlights was the bottomless coffee, which happens to be from one of my favorite roasters in the city, Brioso.

Photo by Chelsea Wiley

Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a better diner visit and I can’t wait to go back.

Mercury Diner is located at 621 Parsons Ave. and they’re open Thursday through Monday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, you can visit