Walk in the door and you are considered a regular. Counter staff greets you, tells us their name, asks you yours. You can learn alot about the area, the people who work at the place, what to do, where to go ... all from the easy banter of the wait staff. If you go by yourself, you won't be considered an oddball - folks next to you at the counter will introduce themselves and there you go - you're a local. And, by the way, the food is terrific.