Restaurant Road Trip: Morgan’s High Street Diner

Morgan’s High Street Diner just had it’s grand opening on the first week of October, and it’s already off to a great start. It features something that a lot of places don’t have, especially here in downtown Morgantown, a history of the town right here on it’s walls.

The diner has a perfect location on High Street right across from the Monongalia County courthouse square. It has an old nostalgic feeling but a new idea for the town.

“This town doesn’t really have a diner and what about a diner dedicated to the city where everybody can relate to from when the town was born to current day,” said Bron Kayal, the co-owner of the diner. “So, we started researching as you can see by the pictures on the wall.”

It’s only right that the diner serves breakfast all day.

“I came in today for breakfast,” said George Papandreas, a customer and Main Street Morgantown President. “Had an omelet, hash brown potatoes, toast, coffee. It was wonderful. I think this is a wonderful addition to the downtown. It’s been a long time since we’ve had kind of a diner type theme in the downtown area.”

The place features pictures all over from the Zaquil Morgan era, and from the early WVU days, claiming ‘Some things never change.’ Which is why the college crowd will be pleased to know that the diner does have a liquor license and some new specials in the works.

“Sunday mornings, we’re going to do a kegs and eggs special. We;’re right in the heart of Morgantown where the university is here and we have a lot of kids that go to school,” Kayal said. “We got a lot of feedback from kids that grew up in New Jersey and New York that grew up with diners. And they’re thrilled to have something like that here.”

The diner also whips up tons of comfort food which they let people get a sneak peak of earlier this month.

“Three weeks ago we had art is food downtown,” said Papandreas. “They had meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and they had samples of some of their cakes. Superb, wonderful stuff. I’m really excited about this.”

Article By: Krista Baker, Anchor/Reporter for WBOY
Posted: Oct 15, 2014