The Shippensburg Select Diner is one of the many places students can go in town to grab a quick bite to eat.
It can be found on 2 W. King St; the intersection of Earl and King streets and is conveniently open 24 hours a day.
I stopped in at the Select Diner for breakfast one morning with some friends.
My expectations were not high, nor were they satisfied.
While initial service was prompt, it was not the friendliest. Although, it was early in the morning so, I let it slide.
The waitress mumbled her way through our orders, making it difficult for use to confirm what we wanted.
When my breakfast of cream-chipped beef over home fries finally arrived, my hope was restored. It looked and smelled delicious, well, as delicious as cream-chipped beef can look and smell.
I took my first bite and my hopes were dashed yet again.
The food was lukewarm at best and the texture of the cream-chipped beef felt off, seeing that it was very gritty.
My friends ordered various breakfast dishes, most of them involving eggs, bacon and pancakes.
While their experiences were not as bad as mine, none of them were particularly blown away by the food.
The Shippensburg Select Diner does have its positive features.
The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of certain holidays or in case of emergencies and has fair prices.
My bill, which included my meal and a tall glass of orange juice, was less than $6.
Perhaps it was just a bad day for the Shippensburg Select Diner, or maybe breakfast is not its specialty.
I am not the end-all judge of restaurants, so if you are a fan of the Shippensburg Select or if you still want to try it out, be my guest.