Diners' oversize booths and oversize pies have long been beacons of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with this Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Southern diner fare and drinks at Dove Creek Cafe in Roanoke.
Dove Creek Cafe plates up heaping helpings of Southern comfort fare amid friendly, small-town vibes. All-day-breakfast options allow guests to snag sunrise favorites at any time, such as made-from-scratch chicken-fried steak accompanied by two eggs ($7.75+). To assemble the texas hash ($6.99), chefs mix hash browns and scrambled eggs with vegetables, cheese, and bacon, creating a feast befitting iconic cowboys and their famished mustaches. Later, lunchtime diners can customize burgers with standard beef or fried-chicken patties ($4.50+), and sandwiches, wraps, and melts ($4+) round out the finger-friendly spread with meaty fillings. To accommodate customers of all ages, Dove Creek Cafe provides a specialty menu for seniors, as well as various children's options that arrive in smaller portions alongside stain-resistant imaginary friends.
Dove Creek Cafe
They do things the old-fashioned way at Dove Creek Cafe, where chefs churn out omelets, bacon, sausage, and specialty housemade biscuits. Called “ginormous,” “perfectly browned,” and “the crowning glory to the plate” by Courtney Dabney of Fort Worth, Texas magazine, the soft, moist biscuits accompany most breakfast plates. Patty melts, chili cheeseburgers, and blackened catfish round out the café’s offerings, which also include chicken-fried steak cooked in zero-trans-fat oil.