The menu at Jimmy's Diner is an eclectic ode to breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in a lively, 1950s-inspired diner atmosphere. Toast a coffee to the king-size Elvis portrait and demolish a denver omelet, a fluffy pillow of ham and cheese boogying besides onions and bell peppers ($6.99). Or drizzle the syrupy juices of a maple tree upon the buttery surface of the pancake breakfast combo, which is flanked by two eggs and bacon or sausage links ($3.99). Afternoon appetites can assault hunger with the chili-and-cheese burger, a beef patty crowned by homemade chili and a halo of molten cheese ($4.49), or reap the towering rewards of a properly stacked reuben sandwich ($5.79). Steak fries accompany all day dinners such as the rib-eye-steak plate ($10.99), and the sound of thick milkshakes ($2.99) being squeezed through a straw evoke a time when jukeboxes played vinyl and even bullies weren't above breaking into song.
When people say Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain has a checkered history, they’re talking about the ever-present tablecloths, which flaunt cheery red-and-white squares that whisk diners back to the 1950s. Here in the more than a century-old establishment, cooks still stack pancakes higher than the Statue of Liberty’s beehive hairdo as kids ogle retro candies such as Necco wafers, Sweethearts, and Clark bars. Come lunchtime, half-pound burgers sizzle on the grill, alongside toppings such as bacon and mushrooms.
Near a vintage Pepsi-Cola sign, soda jerks uncap bottles of root beer and scoop banana floats into glass boats en route to white leather booths or a sunny outdoor patio. The shop also summons nostalgia with its shiny jukebox, vintage postcards, and iconic storefront, which has been featured in films, commercials, and PSAs for time travelers.
The chefs at Filling Station have found success in a simple formula: comfort food plus a comfortable café in which to enjoy it. Guests bite into huge burgers or belgian waffles on the flower-lined patio and toast with beers beside the warm fireplace. This is a slice of what Filling Station's owners call "the good ol' days," and it's easy to get swept up in the atmosphere of nostalgia. A dog-friendly policy makes every meal a true family affair, especially since you can bring that cousin who doesn't go anywhere without his leash.
At Lil B's Restaurant, chefs prepare a wide range of beloved comfort foods, including homemade soups, spaghetti, fish and chips, and prime rib. These large-portioned dishes are served amid retro-futuristic decor that harks back to the classic all-American diners of the 1960s. Freshly baked pies and buttermilk biscuits are available as dinner companions.