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chicken pie diner / poway – san diego, ca

One rainy evening I was on my own for dinner.

Since it was just me, I didn’t feel like dirtying up a whole kitchen just to feed myself. All I wanted to do was sit inside in pajama’s and read all night. But I still needed to eat, so I trekked out to an old haunt for some fresh and tasty comfort food. Comfort food seems to taste better on rainy days, don’t you think?

I headed out to the Chicken Pie Diner out in good old Poway. I used to spend lots of time in Poway, going to the dog park there and trying out a bunch of different restaurants.

Now I don’t Maya to the dog park very much anymore and I’m sure it makes her sad, but I think she forgives me.

[Chicken Fried Steak dinner with mashed potatoes and creamed corn – $11.99]

Nothing says comfort food quite like a big old chicken fried steak and a pile of mashed potatoes and gravy. This is no wimpy steak, either. It’s took up half of my plate with it’s delicious crunchiness! It was cooked perfectly with that lovely golden crust and some gravy smothered on the top. The mashed potatoes are also the real kind – chunky in places with that tasty gravy. The creamed corn was also a delight that evening, a lovely sweet addition to my plate.

Dinners also come with coleslaw but I substituted it for a bowl of their corn and clam chowder soup for an additional 99 cents. Totally worth it.

I saw this little sign on my table as well. You know I couldn’t resist.

[Pumpkin Pudding Tart – $2.99]

I didn’t finish all of my comfort food dinner and ended up taking about half of it home, but I have a dessert stomach and was able to fit about half of this into my tummy before calling it quits for the night.

This is a Pumpkin Pudding Tart! The tart shell had a good sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar on it, reminding me of the flavors of a snickerdoodle cookie, but as a crust instead. The pumpkin pudding was quite smooth and creamy, with the delicate addition of spices and flavors very similar to pumpkin pie. I really, really enjoyed this pumpkin dessert – so much so that I want to try and make something like it for Thanksgiving next week! Well, we’ll see how that goes.

The Chicken Pie Diner is a 50’s style diner serving up a good variety of comfort food and old, classic dishes.

Chicken Pie Diner
14727 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-2445
(Located inside the Target Shopping Center)

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'7 Responses to “chicken pie diner / poway – san diego, ca”'
  1. Darlene says:

    I had no idea that Poway had a Chicken Pie diner! Good to know. I almost confused the post with the Chicken Pie Shop in North Park.

    I haven’t had chicken pie steak in years but I should place it in my revolving comfort meal foods and it looks like they serve a hefty portion here. And that pie? I love the candy corn in it.

  2. leanne says:

    I love the Chicken Pie Diner! Although, I’ve only ordered a few things off the menu: pot pie, chicken fried steak, open-faced meatlof sandwich. And a Cherry Coke.

    Was the new cupcake shop there when you went? It’s to the left of where the old Cin Cin was.

    If you ever do take Maya to the dog park again, you should cross the bridge and stop by our place! We’ve got enough dogs to make our own dog park. =)

  3. mary says:

    Hi Darlene – I loved the color of the candy corn in my pie, but I didn’t eat the candy corn! It is a really hefty portion – very shareable. I took about half of it home and reheated it in my toaster oven the next day.

    Hi Leanne – I read your twitter post about the cupcake shop but I didn’t see it! But then again, I wasn’t looking around me. It was probably there since I went here less than 2 weeks ago. It was so rainy out the night I went! I’ll have to go back and check it out though, I love new cupcake shops.

  4. Alyssa says:

    I like the idea of individual pies for Thanksgiving! That way, I won’t have to share…

  5. mary says:

    Little pies are super cute, too!

  6. Carol says:

    I love Chicken Pie Diner but it’s been a while since we’ve been. I used to take one of my pups there for lunch after his Saturday puppy classes, too. Yum, chicken fried steak. I’ve always enjoyed the chicken fingers too. And of course there’s always the vanilla milkshakes.

    • mary says:

      Hi Carol – I’ve been going to CPD for a long time, but my last visit before this was quite a long time ago. It was nice to see that the food is still really good here!

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