I thought I'd been to every mainstream diner from here to Delray, but I missed the Red Fox. It's not the usual kind of diner; it's a small storefront in a strip mall between a nail salon and a Gold shop. On a Sunday when getting into a place like Original Pancake House would be a chore; this place was half empty at 1pm.
A pretty boisterous place with a small counter, this place has been here 30 years and I suspect that the owners know most of the people who come in.
Red Fox Diner Inside
You seat yourself, and a professional waitress (not some kid) got me coffee and took my order. One thing that I thought was interesting is that they don't have a 2 eggs with sausage option, so my "usual" was out. I went for the eggs benedict, trying to simulate the Sunday Brunch thing. They come with 1 "side"; I got the home fries.
I have to say, this was the shortest time that I've ever gotten eggs benedict. Maybe 3 minutes.
Red Fox Diner Eggs Benedict
The was a pretty standard looking plate. The first time in a while I've gotten 2 properly poached eggs with this dish. The potatoes had quite a bit of garlic, which is unusual, and I can't say that it worked. Garlic is dangerous in a diner, because when it burns it gets bitter, so you have to get every bit off of the grill. The hollandaise was the jarred type, and it wasn't very good. It wasn't as bad as some jar cause can be, but it didn't have any hint of lemon. It just didn't do what good hollandaise is supposed to do, which makes the dish nothing special.
While I didn't really care for what I got, from the cooking quality and from what I saw on other tables, I'd say that the food here is probably better than most diners. Sometimes you just order the wrong thing, like I did today.
Still only $11. for eggs benedict with coffee.