The Sea Ranch Diner is one of those places that you probably wouldn't go to if there were a lot of other choices. The area tends towards crusty patronage. There's a bunch of old dudes smoking and playing cards outside. But if you're in Lauderdale By The Sea and you're feeling like breakfast at 1pm, there aren't a whole lot of choices.
The diner is set in a strip mall in a very odd amphitheater-like courtyard with a weird fake sky mural. The place itself is dreary; old green furniture and cheap laminate tables and countertops. The people who work here have likely been here for 20 years. Its one of those old diners.
The music playing here is 70s disco; The sounds of Rufus and Looking Glass with Boogie Oogie Oogie. Remarkably bad. One thing is that they're not cheap with the creamers and butter.
I liked the sausages my last time here, so I ordered them again.
Another diner with a grill that's too hot. I don't get it; it's 2:30, there's 3 tables in the entire place, so why do they need to cook eggs in 20 seconds instead of 90 seconds? The sausages were a bit smaller than last time. And the price is up $1. But the potatoes were better, and it was plenty of food for $5.79.
If you're in Lauderdale By the Sea, there you can eat on the beach, or eat for less a few blocks away.