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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Love this diner! I'm traveling and decided to stop in Avoca for the night. I decided to go to Grandma's for a carry out mushroom swiss burger and I am glad I did. The burger was made of fresh beef that was hand pressed. It...was loaded full of mushrooms, swiss cheese and tasted delicious. The diner is owned and run by a nice friendly couple. The wife is the only cook and has been cooking here for over 20 years with a great local customer following. They have a white board full of specials or you can order off the main menu. It's quick, priced right and delicious. A real local gem. I highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

First, I did not appreciate the pushiness of the waiter, I wanted a chance to look at the menu and he wouldn't leave so, in haste I chose what my friend always has the Tenderloin with fries. It came in a hoagie bun, nothing on...it but pickles, bland as it sounds, tasteless and small in a state known for it's huge tenderloins. My friend had their potato salad, it was different and tasted like they may use a soft cheese in it, it was pretty good. Fries were just fries. Only ate here because it was rated #1 on the Trip Advisor, and I can't for the life of me, figure out why. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

Food was beyond hot and tasted great! The food was steaming when it arrived so you can’t complain about cold food here. Good old fashion food and the service was great! Very reasonable prices and well worth a stop if you happen to be in...town. Best in town for a reason. My only recommendation would be to clean up the place. Could use some TLC inside and this place would be adorable. Rating it a 4 only because it needs a deep cleaning. Food and service get a 5 for sure...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

The restaurant itself is nothing fancy. I am in my 50's and the restaurant reminded me of the small, local diners that we went to when I was a child/teenager in small town America. The food was tasty and the service personal. When I was...eating, it seemed that all the other diners were locals (I was visiting the area from out of state) - which says something about the place. Check it out if you are in the area. They are located a short 2-3 minute drive off Interstate 80.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

I eat here regularly and the food is excellent, everything from sandwiches to steaks. Best hamburgers anywhere! It's a fairly small space, so not for big groups. The owner cooks and her husband is the only waiter. So, when it's really busy, the service can...be a bit slow, but always worth waiting for. There is no bar, only soft drinks available. It can be a bit warm in the summer and a bit drafty in the winter, but I often get mine to go, so no problem. They don't take debit or credit cards.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Nice country diner. They don't take credit cards so be prepared for that. Club sandwich was decent but the meat wasn't the greatest. The tomatoes they used must have been out of someone's garden because they were outstanding!! Burger was fine. A but greasy although...some might call this "juicy". No frills diner style food at reasonable prices served by Grandma. I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

I got there way early and they were very accommodating. They let me wait in their air conditioning until the my friends arrived from NE. I had the bacon burger and it was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

This is a treasure of a diner, in a small town. Lee and Jerry are the perfect diner owners, and take care of you like family. They have great fried pickles and their sandwiches and taco salad are great. There hamburgers are great and they...have some fun toppings for them.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

My daughter and I love to eat at Grandma's Diner. Mainly for the Oklahoma Burger. Beef patty with homemade chili, cheese, hash browns and onions! I get it on top of Texas Toast. Delicious! As mentioned the chili is homemade and some of the best...I've had! They do daily specials as well! And it isn't simple diner food. They do roast beef dinners and other things besides sandwiches!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here based on the reviews. Was pretty much what we expected. Food served hot and tastes better than a fast food burger. I had chicken and others in our party had burgers. Food was reasonably priced. Service was a little slow, but we...weren't in a hurry.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grandma's Diner

  • Yes, Grandma's Diner offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Grandma's Diner offers delivery services.

  • Grandma's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5