Should have known it would be good by there size of the breakfast crowd at 10:30 in the morning. It was a good 20 minute wait to be seated.
Neat military themed waiting area with lots of pictures of I assume local heros and such, along with some interesting reading.
The cafe itself wasn't nearly large enough to accomodate the throng of waiting customers, but people were patient, and now I know why. The food.
Even though the place was old and well worn the food was excellent, with portion sizes above adaquate.
I got the steak & eggs. The 8 oz steak was thick and very tasty, cooked just like I asked. There were more than just a couple of eggs scrambled on the plate as well, more likely 3 to 4, and it came with a large serving of very tasty hash browns. I also ordered buscuits and gravy and could have passed, not because they weren't great, but the meal was almost too much to eat already without it.
My wife got a single pancake (plate size) and an order of hash browns, while my daughter got the whole order of 3 pancakes with a side of bacon (3pc) and hash browns herself. Couldn't come close to eating it all. Son-in-law got a western omlet and it must have been good as he wasted no time finishing it off. Grandson got a single pancake but could have shared his moms.
The waitstaff was large (as was the kitchen crew from what I could see), and very friendly, and the service was speedy with our order coming our very quick.
Everything was done correctly and cooked to perfection. Refills were timely and our waitress checked on us often. They've been doing things correctly at the West Side Cafe for a while I gaurantee.
We'll be back for sure, and next time for lunch or dinner. I bet it's every bit as good too.
Highly recommended (come prepared to wait a bit to be seated, but prepared to eat as well). This place has it going on. It's located kinda out of the way in an older area of town, but it's well worth finding your way to it.