We went very late on a Saturday night. In fact, we walked in at about 8:45 pm and didn't realize they closed at 9 until after we had ordered. So we had no wait for our party of 8 to be seated, but we did have to separate to two tables of 4. It is a small diner space with mostly booths of 4 and a long diner bar with stool seating. Great, nostalgic-style décor - not fancy, or new at all. We were an exhausted group, starving after a hot football game day so we didn't expect much and just wanted to eat, but boy were we pleased with our food. My husband ordered the large serving of pancakes and received a GIGANTIC set of 4 cakes of which he ate 1 1/2, shared the other 1/2 and still had 2 for breakfast the next day. I ordered the Chef's Special tuna melt and got the fanciest, tastiest tuna melt/salad -- it wasn't a sandwich at all, which normally would've disappointed me but this was more like an open-faced sandwich/salad infusion with a great mayo-based cream sauce covered in pickled red onions, slices of hard-boiled egg and greens. After a day of stadium food, it hit the spot! The teenagers with us each had omelets made to order and both felt they were the best omelets ever. My 15-year-old also thought his sawmill gravy was the best he'd had. 12-year-old son devoured his meatball sandwich. I really wanted to order pie to go, but opted to help hubby with his pancakes as my dessert -- Yum! They were so thick that they gave the word 'cake' actual credibility in this version of a pancake.
I did notice a huge treat on a cake dish and found it was a 'small' loaf-sized cinnamon roll. I took one to go and we all snacked on it for breakfast the next day -- it was thick with cream cheese icing (at least 1 inch high) and I can imagine if it were fresh would have been amazing. Even for a day old+ pastry, it got devoured with no complaints next day. I can't wait to go back and I am thinking it will be worth the wait if we go at prime time instead of just before closing. Besides they have board games on the patio outside so if we have to wait, we'll occupy ourselves with those and thoughts of the yumminess awaiting us inside.
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