Diners are as American as hitting an apple pie with a baseball bat. For $9, today’s Groupon gets you $18 worth of diner fare at Stabby’s Café, a no-frills eatery that serves hearty portions of diner-style comfort food.
Stabby's menu features a wide variety of roadside staples, including a heaping pile of breakfast options. Biscuits and gravy cross paths with homemade sausage gravy slathered over two fresh, open-faced mountains of biscuit ($6.49, $7.49 with two eggs). Gourmet omelettes, served with specially spiced hash browns and toast, range from Kristin’s Vegetarian Revenge, which combines veggie sausage, tomato, onion, mushrooms, and choice of cheese ($8.99), to Farmer Pete, a concoction of bacon, onion, in-omelette hash browns, and sausage gravy ($8.99). To pamper a pancake palate, feast on the likes of gingerbread-banana pancakes, banana-blueberry pancakes, and pancake pancakes ($2.99–$4.49 for one, $4.99–$5.99 for two).
No diner is complete without midday American favorites. Unlike Vegas weddings, hot dogs and condiments have forged a happy marriage with the piled-high Oh, Angelo, a Flint-style Coney dog that drapes a Koegel's all-beef hot dog with homemade Coney chili sauce and sprinkled raw onion ($4.99). Stabby’s rounds out its lunch offerings with third-pound burgers, such as the Chipotle Cali Cheese ($6.99), diner-style sandwiches (starting at $4.49), and a kids' menu for children 12 and younger or adults wearing masks that look like children 12 and younger.
One of Mpls.St.Paul magazine's Best Breakfasts & Brunches, Stabby's Cafe has four stars from Yelpers. Seventy-nine percent of Urbanspooners like it.
- Stabby’s is a welcome retooling of Isabel’s Coffee Café. It’s bare-bones spare, but the gingerbread pancakes and lightly spiked “Cajun” hash browns are great deals. – Beth Dooley, Mpls.St.Paul
- I went in for breakfast and opted for the biscuits and gravy and one of their eggs/bacon/hash plates. Seriously, some of the best biscuits and gravy I have had, ever. – Ralphie, Urbanspoon