Located on Fort St. off West Rd, in Trenton, MI is a cute little diner serving up some serious home cooking. TV’s Deli and Diner got it’s name from the initials of it’s owners, Tracey and Victor, who’s love for scratch cooking led them to open up the place in 1995.
When I first walked in the diner, which has an old school 50’s diner type feel, I was blown away by the menu which is nothing typical of your standard diner food. From home cooked soups including Lobster Bisque, decadent breakfast classics with a twist like Creme Brulee Waffles and comforting entrees like the Chicken and Bacon Mac and Blue Cheese, TV’s is dishing up something for everyone. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites
Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites
Service: 3 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites
I just want to give a shout out to my friend Nastassia who has been raving about TV’s for a while and telling me to try it. So finally, myself and another friend of mine, Mandy, stopped in last weekend around 1 pm for lunch. Although there was a short wait, it was well worth every minute we spent drooling over the yummy plates as we watched them be delivered to the diners.
Traditional Eggs Benedict: Hot toasted English muffins, thick sliced hickory smoked ham and poached eggs topped with a heavenly drizzle of hollandaise sauce. Now, at first I was hesitant, only because I’m not a huge eggs benedict type of girl, but this totally changed my mind. It was everything I could dream of. The salty and sweet ham with the rich, creamy hollandaise sauce, and the perfectly poached egg was so delicious. The side of red skin home fries was nice, crispy, and comforting. I liked how they were generous with the ham. It was seriously one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had and surprisingly, I didn’t feel heavy afterwards.
Breakfast Burrito: Sausage, onions, green peppers, tomatoes and cheese. Scrambled with 3 eggs and rolled in lawash bread with fresh salsa on the side. Served with redskin home fries or cheesy fried grits. Now, I know what you’re thinking, that this looks like any old burrito. Well, it isn’t because you could really taste the freshness and quality of the ingredients, and the huge portion was well worth the money. The fresh, homemade salsa was also delicious and added a nice brightness to the burrito.
When I was there, something magical happened and It was like I was a kid again at my favorite restaurant, only I was sipping a Mimosa and enjoying Eggs Benedict with a thick cut of delicious Dearborn Ham. It doesn’t matter if you’re 7 and eating Green, Eggs, and Ham or 42 and indulging in a Chipotle Burger topped with French fried onions and a slice of homemade pie. TV’s gives your diner classics an adult, grown up feel, by offering alcoholic drinks which are equally as delectable as their dishes. I love that TV’s is a neighborhood place and if you haven’t experienced them (because yes, it is an experience), get your butt down there!