Annapolis: Double-T Diner
If you’re a long-time Baltimorean and you grew up near me, you remember the original Double-T Diner in Catonsville. The chain of diners, founded in by eponymous partners Thomas Doxanas and partner Tony Papadis, Double-T always was the place to go for good food, plenty of it, 24 hours a day. The two Thomases built their first diner in Rosedale, just east of the Baltimore city line on Route 40. Mr. Doxanas perceived the automobile as the source of the success of this first establishment, and as the Baltimore Beltway (completed 1962) was being built, they chose locations along it in Catonsville, Pikesville and on Loch Raven Boulevard.
Since 1987, the diners, of which there are now seven in the area, have been owned and operated by brothers John, Tom and Louis Korologos, who came to the United States as merchant sailors from Greece – is this a great country, or what!? . The food is still great and an excellent value.
This Double-T is in Annapolis, MD. Notice that neon and a rainy night mix well!