Sallie’s American Diner

Sallie’s American Diner

You know when two people recommend the same place to you within the space of a couple of days, it has to be good. A couple of weeks ago, my colleague mentioned to me that he’d been to a place he thought would be up my alley, with classic, old-school American burgers and milkshakes. I was all ears, and he sent me the name: Sallie’s Restaurant & Snack Bar in Albertslund, a suburb of Copenhagen.

A couple of days later, my friend Caroline (from Love Live Travel) told me about this super cute place just down the road from her, an American-style diner that she’d tried and really enjoyed. Turns out it was the very same restaurant, so we set a date to go there together.

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Sallie’s is located in Albertslund, next to a small motel, so it’s perfect for a little road trip (20min from Copenhagen) – especially if you happen to have a classic American car (you know, like they have in “Grease”!), or maybe a Harley… but of course, you can also get there by train or bike – the latter might actually be a good idea, considering the probable amount of calories you’ll consume while there!

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

You’re greeted from afar by the unmistakeable neon sign, and the interior matches the look: it’s like you’ve been transported back to a small town in America in the 1950es – booths with leather seats, mint-colored milkshake machines, and staff in the cutest polo shirts. Plus, when we visited, everything was decorated for Halloween!

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Sallie’s is famous for their classic milkshakes – you can’t go there and not order one! They are large, creamy, sweet, and absolutely scrumptious! My favorite was Sallie’s Original Coffee Shake with espresso and toasted hazelnuts. The classic vanilla shake comes topped with loads of whipped cream and the obligatory cocktail cherry on top. Yum!

Milkshakes at Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Milkshakes at Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

But while the milkshakes are the stars, Sallie’s homemade lemonade is definitely worth trying as well.

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Sallie’s was the first place to ever serve an American cheese burger in Denmark in 1955. With the help of old photos, handwritten menus, and customer memories, they’ve recreated that original burger, and it’s as good today as it was back in the Fifties!

A classic, sweet and squishy bun, a juicy beef patty with just the right amount of charcoal grilled taste, a slice of melted cheddar, a slice of tomato, some lettuce, pickles, and Sallie’s cocktail dressing. This burger proves that sometimes you just can’t beat the classics.

Cheese burger at Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

If you’re up for something different, the fried chicken burger won’t disappoint. A huge piece of panko-breaded chicken breast, iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and garlic mayo.

Don’t forget your sides – chili cheese fries and onion rings are just two of the options. I don’t think it’s possible to leave this place hungry!

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Sallie's authentic American diner in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

I loved the experience at Sallie’s – and there’s a reason it was absolutely PACKED on a Wednesday at 5:30pm. Reservations are a good idea (possible online).

Have you tried Sallie’s? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!


Sallie’s Restaurant & Snack Bar   |   Roskildevej 251, Albertslund   |   sallies.dk

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