In 1952, Earl Myers and his son, Ed, built The Kitchen Table to create an eatery that combined hometown cooking with a friendly atmosphere. Now run by Rod Myers—Earl's grandson—and his wife, Mimi, the restaurant transports visitors back to the '50s with its original stools and countertop, which serves as a canvas for plates of classic diner fare and self-portraits painted in ketchup. Inside the kitchen, chefs simmer homemade soups, flip custom omelets, and transform ingredients into southern favorites such as country fried steak. They also serve smaller portions from a kids’ menu that, unlike the ability to see clowns, has no age limit.
Locals navigate toward the North Star Bar & Grill for tasty eatables, daily drink specials, and lively entertainment. Pop the feisty beer-battered jalapeño bottle caps ($3.95) while the jukebox sets a beat for seasoned North Star fries to tango with applewood bacon and mix it up with chives and cheese ($3.95). Or get lost in the Black Hole burger ($7.95), where two half-pound Black Angus patties complement Einstein’s theory of deliciousness with smotherings of swiss and american cheese, bacon, complicated equations written in ketchup, and spicy peppers on a kaiser roll.
Loaf N Ladle’s menu offers soups, wraps, salads, and deli sandwiches prepared from time-honored family recipes that emphasize attention to detail and hearty ingredients. Sandwich architects with a vision to build a model of the Kremlin out of turkey and pickles can move halfway there with Loaf N Ladle's build-your-own option ($6 for full-size), which allows diners to choose their bread, meat, cheese ($0.25), and toppings such as banana peppers and black olives. The veggie sandwich, filled with sliced cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, and alfalfa sprouts and garnished with cream cheese ($3.50 for half-size), satisfies any appetite for meatless sustenance, while the hot ham-and-cheese sandwich ($3.75 for half-size) cures cravings for gooey, melted goodness. Sip and slurp Loaf N Ladle's homemade ham and bean with cornbread, cream-of-broccoli, or chicken-noodle soup ($4.50 for a pint, the selection changes frequently). Muffins ($1.25) and cookies ($1.50) are baked daily.
A varied menu of authentic Mexican fare delights diners seeking doses of savory, south-of-the-border spicy. Begin your flavor-fest by taking a dip into the guacamole ($2.99) or swoop in to save a needy appetite with the super nachos ($6.99). Fortifications of rice, beans, and tortilla surround each of the signature alambres, or skewers, which are expertly organized in yummy rows of fajitas ($8.99) or veggies ($7.99). Plenty of dine-in seating decorates their clean storefront, providing ample space and vantage points to watch fellow diners nosh their way out of edible kingdoms of chorizo tacos ($1.89), tortas ($5), and gorditas ($2.75), surrounded by moats of queso dip ($3.49) and chili ($1.15).
We are a one of a kind of restaurant. Located in Fort Wayne, IN. Just by walking in you will feel like you just stepped into Key West. The atmosphere is fun and refreshing. We offer a number of island drinks as well as the classics.