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“An outstanding local diner”
Review of Doug's Day Diner

Doug's Day Diner
Ranked #46 of 631 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Message from Doug:Darn near everything we create is homemade and scratch-made. From the sauces, soups, browns, fries, potato chips, biscuits, syrup, and jams, to the meats, sausages, pickles and dressings. All done to provide you with the freshest and best tasting food anywhere.
Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

The green chili is exceptional whether it is for breakfast or lunch. Very creative and delicious burgers. We really love this place. Service staff are great people. Owner was there and loves his product.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

It’s amazing that by looking back at the history of food, we can clearly see an evolution of restaurant growth and notice how certain dining trends are so closely linked together. It’s no secret that our family loves the comfort and convenience of both diners and food trucks. However, until now, I didn’t realize their historical relation.

Diners directly evolved from food trucks back in 1858 in Providence, Rhode Island when the hungry masses were able to purchase meals from covered horse-drawn wagons. As the lunch wagons grew in popularity, they also grew in size, providing a place for patrons to stand inside and eat. Wagon vendors became such a successful business, they lined the streets, forcing cities to pass ordinances to restrict their locations and hours of operation (wow, does this sound familiar). To get around these regulations, wagon owners converted their businesses into semi-permanent locations. Around this time, street cars were evolving as well with the introduction of electricity, and many wagon businesses switched to using old street cars as restaurant structures. Thus, creating the classic “rail car” diner we were familiar with up until the 1940′s.
Restaurants are continually evolving as time goes on. Even in today’s age, we’re seeing history repeat itself with food trucks converting to semi-permanent structures (just look at what’s going on in Portland, Oregon) and a growing interest in family-owned diners due to our tough economic state (much like the Depression). Doug’s Day Diner is taking those historical roots and building upon them with quality foods, offering items you can’t find anywhere else in Fort Collins.

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

I had the breakfast Papas which was a huge mound of hash browns mixed with chorizo, red and green chili, eggs and God knows what else! It was just a giant heap of YUM!!

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Hubby and I stopped in recently to check out this new diner in Front Range Village, as we'd heard some good reports already from friends. We were delighted to find a large menu, with some very creative choices -- the Hillbilly, Huevos Socorro, the Big Pig Omelette, a Spicy Reuben sandwich, and many others all priced in the $9-$10 range. Relying on what sounded like his typical fav breakfast, hubby chose the Hillbilly which was a Griddle Biscuit topped with Country Gravy, 3 eggs, Browns (HashBrowns) and choice of meat. It was a very large serving that did not disappoint. I chose the turkey sandwich w/ greens, bacon, cheese, guacamole and more, and accompanied with a veggie filled green salad. Our server was very friendly, but very rushed. We feel that more help is needed. This restaurant fills a previously occupied restaurant site where we felt noise was a major problem; unfortunately that problem has carried over to Doug's. Overall Doug's receives 8 stars, and our word that we'll be back!

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

My husband had the Carne Asada Papas and green chili and I had The Basic. Both were very good, although his green chili would have been too spicy for me. Mine came with a Griddle Biscuit and homemade strawberry jam. The biscuit was very solid and not to my liking. However, the strawberry jam was delish. Both of our orders cam with peeled potatoes. They were the best ever! I would like to try this place again. Doug could you lighten up the biscuits???? and smaller water glasses would be nice too.

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