New Bedford Restaurant Has Movie Star Kevin James Stop By for Breakfast
Welcome to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where you'll find Bill Murray eating burritos and Kevin James enjoying breakfast. After a star-studded summer where A-list celebrities made a huge splash by supporting small businesses that could really use the limelight, it looks like it's going to continue into the fall as well.
Next door to the infamous Bar 908 is a little eatery that is a downtown staple. The Whaling City Diner is home to generous portions at affordable prices and is now known as the restaurant chosen by Grown Ups star Kevin James.
The King of Queens himself was spotted on Saturday morning enjoying a nice breakfast with his buddy sometime before 10 a.m. Sporting bright orange shorts, a grayish-black t-shirt, and a hat, James was dressed for comfort on his casual outing. The Whaling City Diner posted a "thank you" photo afterward to its Facebook page at 10:14 this morning. He posed alongside a couple of staff members Justine and Sarah and the owner- Doug outside of the Diner.
The social media page was bombarded with comments and shared over 400 times within the first four hours of the post.
I'm most curious about what James ordered for breakfast and was more than happy to hear he ordered the sweet bread french toast with an extra side of syrup and a couple of cups of coffee. His waitress was Sarah and is being applauded for taking good care of James and his company just the same as the other 14 tables that were being waited on.
"Sarah is such an awesome waitress and friend," a Whaling City Diner staff member- Justine Rocheleau said, "she didn't make a scene treating him just like the human he is and it was all very chill all while being slammed with business."
To add to this sweet encounter, James had asked how to pronounce the word "linguica" which is an all-around staple here on the SouthCoast.
I'm seeing a pattern lately here on the SouthCoast. Between the star-studded movies being filmed and random breakfast outings downtown, it's always exciting to see who will visit next. It reminds me of the time Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel stopped by Margaret's in Fairhaven for chourico and eggs.
Well, thanks to his celebrity status, the Whaling City Diner will forever be known as the place Kevin James stopped by breakfast.