Glider Restaurant

A 1951 Mountain View diner (#302) in Scranton, Pennsylvania

True Diner

890 Providence Rd
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508

Phone: (570) 343-8036

Status: Open for business


Monday to Thursday:
6:00am to 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday:
6:00am to 3:00pm
7:00am to 7:00pm


Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2017

Condition: Fair amount of change


Started as the ultimate stick-built eatery, built in 1945 by returning War veterans Chappy LeStrange and Gene Cosgrove, Sr. from the five large wooden crates used to ship a kit glider that got parted out instead of actually built, but gave its name to their four-booth, ten-stool on-site construction. Business was tough at first, but by 1952 they were able to purchase a brand-new factory-built Mountain View that stands here still, expanded in 1964 with a surrounding expansion called the Fireside Lounge.

Suffered a damaging fire May 2017, reopened July.