I’ve gone through El Reno many times and have always seen Sid’s Diner sitting on a corner of Route 66 but never stopped. Finally, this past summer, the crowds looked manageable so on a hot afternoon we stopped for lunch. This is place is a straight up diner, so it is very small but we got a good seat at a small table in the back. They do have other items to order but since they are known for their onion burgers, that’s what at least 2 of us got (my daughter doesn’t like fried onions, no she’s not human). The burgers were good, lots of fried onion mixed with the meat. A downside was that I couldn’t find the condiments so it was a bit dry but not a deal breaker. The sides are just standard fare- fries and onion rings, nothing really special. The service was good but like I stated, it is small, so if you are claustrophobic like me, this isn’t the best place to be on a busy Saturday afternoon. One of the main reasons it gets so busy is because it does sit on a corner of Route 66 though El Reno. This diner has been on many different national tv shows which has boosted it’s popularity. It opened in the late 1980’s and was previously the location of the historic El Reno Hotel, which now sits on the grounds of the Canadian County Historical Museum. I will give it 3 strips of bacon, because I thought with all of the hype, it could have been much better.
Address: 300 S. Choctaw Ave., El Reno, OK