Dunkin’ with Cap’n Duncan: A visit to the One and Only Dunkin’ Donuts Diner
Before we could embark on our great voyage to Cuba, first we had to provision the ship. To hammer out our grocery list, Cap’n Dunc’ took us to (where else) Dunkin’ Donuts, but not just any old Dunkin’ Donuts. Opened in 1962 the ‘World Famous Lake Park Dunkin’ Diner” is the last remaining full-service restaurant in all the land. The menu features the typical fried-to-order diner fare of eggs, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, and the less expected fish and grits, served with a wedge of lemon and a dollop of butter. We tucked into a booth and drank bottomless mugs of coffee as we discussed the merits of Laughing Cow cheese (the verdict: needs no refrigeration and tastes great on spaghetti) and other non-perishable foods items (canned chicken, canned sardines, canned corn beef, vodka nips – for bribing and bartering). Lining our bellies with a good’n’greasy meal was the perfect sendoff for our sail.
Dunkin’ Diner, 301 Federal Hwy, Lake Park, FL 33403