Maple Leaf Diner

maple leaf diner chicken waffle

An eclectic culinary ohmage to our northern-neighbors, the Maple Leaf Diner, is an award-winning restaurant in Dallas, Texas. The diner has been featured on multiple television and magazine networks with its unique menu with a Canadian flare and Breakfast served all day.

maple leaf diner
Located in an unassuming strip-mall, the Maple Leaf Diner has spacious seating and a counter for selling bakery goods.

A family-friendly establishment, the Maple Leaf Diner is a great place for celebrations or just a fun dining experience.

We were excited to try the various items featured on many travel and food network shows.

maple leaf diner as seen on tv
Their menu prominently features descriptions of the items that have been spotlighted by various TV shows.

Dinner

Interested in their most popular items, we asked our server to suggest the best meals, and everyone made their picks. The oversized and deep-fried Canadian comfort food looked amazing when they set it before us.

maple leaf diner dinner
Family dinner experience at the Maple Leaf Diner in Dallas, Texas.

The FlagShip Chicken Sandwich was featured on the Travel Channel’s You Gotta Eat Here. It’s grilled chicken and bacon (I had the bacon on the side), cheddar cheese, marinated tomatoes, lettuce, banana peppers, onions, dill sauce, topped with fried mozzarella sticks. Ask for a side extra dill sauce.

maple leaf diner buffalo chicken
The buffalo chicken sandwich has crisp breaded chicken breast tossed in buffalo sauce, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and jalapeno ranch.
maple leaf diner pizza burger
The pizza burger featured on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise. Burger with sauteed pepperoni, bacon, bell and banana peppers, fried mozzarella cheese, and topped with breaded and fried mushrooms.
maple leaf diner waffle chicken
Delicious and savory chicken, bacon, and waffles featured in Paula Deen Magazine. Crispy chicken, bacon, and strawberries on top of Belgian waffles, speared with whipped cream and cream puffs.

Desserts

Baked fresh daily, Maple Leaf Diner offers cookies, scones, butter tarts, and pies. Muffins, stuffed cookies, milkshakes, ice cream, and floats are also available.

maple leaf diner pie
Almond Joy cream pie, not pretty to look at, but delicious and freshly baked cookies at Maple Leaf Diner.

It was a fun experience, and the food was good, so we were glad we added Maple Leaf Diner to our itinerary. Even though I don’t believe it lived up to the hype, I have to give them proper due for creative presentation and a unique menu. Next time we’re in Dallas, we will likely make another visit.

Tips:

  • They do not take reservations, not even for large groups. Plan according because it can get very crowded.
  • Check out the Maple Leaf Diner awards and television features page.
  • Ask the server for recommendations, they know what sells and can steer you away from some bad decisions.
  • Check-in on Yelp and get a free cookie!

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