In the 1950s, a loaf of bread was $0.14, rock 'n' roll was on the radio, and poodles wore skirts. Flashback to a niftier age with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of burgers and more at 5 & Diner in Pleasant Hill.
A delicious monument to '50s-era nostalgia, 5 & Diner dishes out a dawn-to-dusk menu of burgers and classic comfort fare. At the stroke of lunch, charbroiled hamburger reins supreme, ensconced between adoring buns and draped with garlands of fixings, special sauce, and a bounty of seasoned fries, coleslaw, or potato chips. Bite into the bacon-pepper-jack burger ($8.79) flanked by a cheese-kissed side of chili fries ($4.79), or explore patty permutations with a tray of cheese-slicked slider bites ($6.99). Vegetarians can graze on the charbroiled portobello-mushroom burger festooned with swiss cheese and tangy oriental sauce ($8.29), and bun eschewers can chew on the Cadillac meat loaf, a homemade meatberg piled with bacon, mushrooms, and onion straws ($11.29).
Hush entitled taste buds with a fresh-baked brownie sundae ($4.99), or cool overheated taste engines with a creamy Breyers ice-cream shake in flavors including strawberry, butterscotch, and mocha ($4.29, add malt for $0.59). Part of a nationwide retro franchise dating back to 1989, 5 & Diner deftly combines flashback aesthetics with modern trans-fat-free cookery. Slide families into glossy booths for a night of neon- and chrome-accented bonding, or embark on a speed-dating spree with an array of two-play per quarter jukeboxes.
5015 E University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327Get Directions