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Since its humble origins in 1938, Avalon Diner has wooed hungry patrons with breakfast combinations served dawn 'til dusk, decadent ice-cream desserts, and a full menu of classic diner cuisine. Morning meal admirers can nosh on the chicken fried steak and eggs, a savory beef cutlet mingling on a platter with two eggs, hash browns, fruit or grits, and toast or a biscuit ($8.95). Lunch munchers and night owls swoon for the hot meatloaf sandwich, a hearty helping of old-fashioned meatloaf blanketed in gravy and sprawled atop an edible bed of texas toast ($7.75), while the blue cheese bacon burger is a 1/3-pound patty cloaked in crumbled blue cheese and hickory smoked bacon that plunders tummies of their hunger troves ($7.25).
Avalon Diner's dessert menu bursts with ice cream-laden desserts such as creamy malts ($4.25), peppermint patty shakes flavored with mint syrup and oreo cookies ($4.45), and slices of apple pie ala mode dusted with cinnamon sugar and anchored to the plate with vanilla ice cream and spork shackles ($4.90). The kids' menu diverts wee ones from biting fellow diners' ankles with pintsize portions and entertaining mazes, hang man, and tic-tac-toe.
Avalon Diner cooks up all-day breakfasts and third-pound burgers in addition to blending shakes, floats, and sundaes. Served all day, omelets hide an array of fillings within their golden folds, and stacks of pancakes come with toppings such as pecans, blueberries, bananas, and strawberries. Nightly blue-plate specials rotate through entrees such as beef stew, house-made meatloaf, and fried catfish. The all-American meals are washed down with desserts such as a malt presented in its chilled mixing can or a banana split presented upon the axe-blade that split it.