||Dynamite Double-T Diner
Have you ever heard anyone remark, “I can’t go home, but I can’t stay here?” Perhaps you have felt this way after closing time at a local bar or club. The Double-T-Diner may solve this dilemma. Open 24 hours a day, the diner serves the Baltimore community fast meals at affordable prices.
The Double-T-Diner made its debut in 1959, when Thomas Doxanas teamed up with partner Tony, forming a restaurant and naming it for the two T’s in their first names. Originally the business was operated by Nick and Angelo Napolas, but in 1987, the diner was sold to John, Tom and Louie Korologos. Currently, the brothers manage seven locations, which include Catonsville, Perry Hall, White Marsh, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Pasadena, Annapolis and Fredrick.
Since the food at the Double-T is exceptional, each location is hopping. On the weekends people may have to wait 15 minutes just to stand in the lobby before they actually get through the restaurant door. “I don’t mind waiting in line for a table because the Double-T makes some of the best burgers in town,” said longtime customer Adam Kirk.
Once customers get through the glass doors, they are greeted by a cheerful hostess who asks whether they want to be seated in the smoking or non-smoking section. Then the customers are led to comfortable sized vinyl booths, where they can pop in a few quarters and hear old or new hit tunes from the mini jukebox on each table.
“I enjoy listening to a variety of music while I wait for my food to come out. It makes the time fly,” said Double-T patron Josh Brackins.
One of the best things about the Double-T-Diner is its extensive menu. Customers may become a bit overwhelmed with page upon page of available entrees. The menu offers a variety of something for everyone. There is even a section devoted to individuals who are on the health food diet.
“Each time I flip through the menu at Double-T-Diner, I always have the urge to order several things at once. They have delicious golden pancakes and excellent chicken tenders,” said June Burgee.
Furthermore, waiters and waitresses at the Double-T generally have friendly dispositions and are willing to help customers make good selections. Frequently, they will come by and ask if people need refills on drinks or are satisfied with what they ordered.
After 11 p.m., a 15 percent gratuity is added to the total cost. However, if a situation arises where a customer is not happy with the service they were provided, the managers won’t hesitate to intervene.
“If someone comes up to us complaining that they had lousy service and can explain what happened, we have no problem with taking off the 15 percent gratuity,” said Double-T’s manager, Midge Farrell.
Jackie Patchett has been working the nightshift at the Double-T-Diner for two months. “During the nighttime I get to meet people my age  and talk to two of my friends who also work here,” said Patchett.
So, if you’re looking for a place after the bars and clubs close to engage in conversations with friends and grab a bite to eat, check out the Double-T-Diner.
6300 Baltimore National Pike