On our trip in Laoag City, we came across this restaurant that got us curious and excited.
The restaurant, named Macy’s Diner, which is located in Laoag City, has retro themed interiors but serves a variety of food ranging from American, Chinese, and even authentic Ilocano cuisine.
Inside the restaurant, the ceilings are filled with neon lights that is reminiscent of the series ‘Riverdale’. The walls are decorated with clever road signs and pictures of 60’s icons such as Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
The chairs and tables look as if they came straight out of a classic hollywood movie. There is even a jukebox displayed inside, although it doesn’t work anymore.
As a break from fast food, we only ordered the Ilocano dishes.
First on the list is, of course, Bagnet (Php235). Served with lechon sauce, the outside of the bagnet were very crunchy and delicious.
We also ordered Dinengdeng (Php125) , a bagoong soup based vegetable dish; Dinakdakan (Php 205), pork strips with onions, calamansi, and chili peppers.
Beef Tapa (Php235), Crispy Noodle with Seafood (Php240), and Crispy Spicy Tokwa (Php90).
Aside from Ilocano Dishes, Macy’s Diner also serves breakfast meals such as bacon and pancakes, steak meals, burgers, and milkshakes.
Planning on visiting Ilocos Norte? Then you should include Macy’s Diner in your itinerary to feel what it’s like to dine during the 60’s.
Macy’s Diner is located in Segunda Ave. & Cor. M.H. Del Pilar, Brgy. 13, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, just a few blocks away from the capitol building.