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Early Bird Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Menu

BREAKFAST‎
6.00
2 Egg Breakfast
Eggs any style w/ a biscuit or toast & 1 side
5.00
2 Biscuits
Topped w/ a cream pepper gravy
9.00
Shrimp & Grits
Sauteed w/ tomato bacon gravy or fried w/ sweet & spicy jelly served w/ a biscuit or toast
11.00
Steak & Eggs
A 7oz. Choice ribeye & 2 eggs any style served w/ a biscuit or toast & 1 side
6.50
Buttermilk Pancakes
6.50
French Toast
7.25
Cheese Omelet
Served w/ a biscuit or toast & 1 side
7.50
The Mess
Scramble of curried vegetables, potatoes & eggs topped w/ slices of avocado & served w/ a biscuit or toast & 1 side
7.50
Country Scramble
Potatoes, country sausage, eggs & cheddar topped w/ cream gravy & served w/ a biscuit or toast & 1 side
9.00
Corn Cakes Benedict
Poached eggs & bacon over corn cakes topped w/ hollandaise or salsa & served w/ 1 side
LUNCH‎
9.50
Vegetable Plate
Choice of four sides served w/ a biscuit
5.50
Fried Pickles
With remoulade
6.00
Grilled Corn Cakes
With red pepper jelly & basil pesto
7.50
Chicken Finger Basket
With 1 side & honey mustard
7.50
The Club
Ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato on white, wheat, or rye w/ 1 side
6.50
Tomato +0.75
Fancy Grilled Cheese
Swiss & white cheddar on sourdough served w/ 1 side
8.00
Patty Melt
A beef patty w/ pepper jack, swiss & caramelized onions on rye served w/ 1 side
9.00
Shrimp or Catfish Po Boy
With lettuce, tomato & remoulade on a hoagie served w/ 1 side
8.50
Grilled BBQ Chicken Melt
With ham & swiss on a sesame bun served w/ 1 side
7.50
The F.G.T.
Bacon, lettuce, fried green tomatoes & remoulade on texas toast served w/ 1 side
DINNER‎
9.50
Vegetable Plate
Choice of four sides served w/ a biscuit
9.00
Fried Chicken
Topped w/ mushroom sage gravy or lavender honey & served w/ 2 sides
10.00
Meat Loaf
With spicy chipotle glaze topped w/ onion rings & served w/ 2 sides
12.00
Pork Chop
Grilled w/ red pepper jus or fried w/ pepper jelly & served w/ 2 sides
13.00
Seared Scallops & Sauteed Shrimp
With bacon & peppers over grits served w/ a biscuit or toast
18.00
Greek – topped w/ feta & olive salad & garnished w/ fresh cucumber
Classic – topped w/ a fresh herb butter sauce
Peppercorn – seasoned w/ ground peppercorns & topped w/ applewood smoked bacon & sauteed mushrooms
The Real Big Ribeye
A 10 oz. Steak w/ 1 side w/ your choice of three delicious preparations
10.00
Country Fried Steak
Topped w/ cream pepper gravy & served w/ 2 sides
12.00
Blackened Catfish
In a roasted corn butter sauce served w/ 2 sides
9.00
Shrimp +5.00
Chicken +3.00
Fettuccine
Fresh pasta w/ seasonal vegetables in a pesto cream sauce
EARLY BIRD FOR KIDS‎
10 And under $5.00
5.00
One Egg Breakfast
An egg any style w/ choice of white, wheat, rye or biscuit w/ 1 side
5.00
Cheese Burger
A beef patty w/ cheddar cheese & 1 side
5.00
Chicken Fingers
With honey mustard & 1 side
5.00
Grilled Cheese
With cheddar cheese on texas toast w/ 1 side
5.00
Peanut Butter & Jelly
On texas toast w/ 1 side
5.00
Pancakes or French Toast
BREAKFAST SIDES‎
Open to close
2.50
Grits - Hashbrowns - Homefries
3.00
Fruit
LUNCH & DINNER SIDES‎
Mac N’ Cheese
2.50
Fried Okra
2.50
French Fries
2.50
Cheesy Mash Potatoes
2.50
Butter Beans
2.50
Collards
SOUP‎
Cup 3.00
Bowl 5.00
Soup
Daily selection
A LA CARTE‎
1.50
One Egg Any Style
1.00
Hollandaise
2.00
Bacon
2.00
Sausage
2.00
Ham
0.75
Rye
0.75
White
0.75
Wheat
1.00
Biscuit
2.50
Single Pancake
BEVERAGES‎
2.00
Milk
2.25
Chocolate Milk
2.00
Orange Juice
2.00
Apple Juice
2.25
Southern Harmony Iced Tea
2.25
King Bean Coffee
1.75
Hot Tea
Daily selection
GLASS BOTTLED SODA‎
2.25
Grape Nehi - Cheerwine - Rc Cola - Mexican Coke
2.25
Stewarts Cream Soda - a&W Root Beer - Pellegrino
About
A locally owned and operated diner with breakfast served all day. It's a family friendly restaurant that's also open late night Friday & Saturday. Featured on "Diner's, Drive In's & Dives" and famous for Chicken & Waffles, daily specials and Sunday Brunch.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here while on vacation. Service was good. Food came out fast and was delicious. It is definitely worth eating here! Place was really crowded. Try the chicken biscuit and chicken and waffles. My wife liked the shrimp and grits.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Stunnin_D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked here for dinner from our nearby hotel. The food was good and not expensive. Good wait staff. Clean.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rv6av8r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. First time there. Rustic diner atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and service was fast. Food was very good and not expensive. Will go back again and try breakfast at some point.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank jwilliamp2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just go find an IHOP. Food was just fine. Not terrible, not awesome. Definitely expensive. Restroom was nasty and hot.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Lamar D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’re always looking for a new breakfast place to try & after looking at the reviews, we decided to try this place. You walk in & it reminds you of a Waffle House with more seating. Hubby & I split the chicken & waffles. I...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Cira1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place with southern charm and hospitality! We had a party of five and everything we ordered rates a 5+!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank kimberlys419
Reviewed July 6, 2019

This little restaurant is a diamond in the rough! The staff were friendly! The chicken and waffles were fantastic! Make sure you visit this fantastic little gem!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Scooter515
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Our family loves this place. The chicken and waffles is the best we have had and the grits are to die for. Everything they make here is fantastic and the staff is always super friendly and efficient. This place is busy no matter what time...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank allroadsleadtorome3
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Impressive food, the diner was a little off putting when we walked in, looks like it needs a scrub brush and a mop to it and maybe a little facelift but once we got the food we didn’t care about the diner appearance as much....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Texcarolinian
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Yes very very basic surroundings but excellent food and friendly service. Shrimp and grits perfect. Country fried steak with fried okra and butter beans great alternative. Enjoyed it all! Verbal recommendation from local resident was spot on accurate.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Terry S
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c411amanda
August 20, 2016|
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Response from monicah755 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there are with so many choices on their menu
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JaQuelle G
April 13, 2016|
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Response from Sara J |
I just left this place and there were all types of races in there today having a seemingly great experience. My waitress was African American and she was lovely and we had great service. Sorry you had a different... More
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