Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of comforting eats and drinks at Big Ed's Tiny Diny Family Restaurant, located on Halls Mill Road. The eatery opens its doors to early birds at 5 a.m. Monday through Saturday, but closes on weekdays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Tiny Diny proprietor Trudy Shackelford has served up consistently delicious plates of southern fare for 36 years. Start your day with a hearty helping, like two homemade biscuits topped with sausage gravy ($3.35), or steak and eggs with grits and toast ($8.95). Fresh daily specials keep tongues on their tippy toes, including chicken and dumplings on Tuesdays ($7.97) and shrimp Creole on Fridays ($7.97). Everyday favorites cater to lovers of land and sea alike, such as country-fried steak ($8.95) and freshwater catfish ($7.55), both served with your choice of three home-style sides. Send your fork swimming in a creamy side pool of mac and cheese or baked spinach au gratin, or opt for candied yams if a sweet tooth tagged along for an early dinner. Light lunchers can nosh on crisp Greek salads ($7.95), while extra-light, hollow folk can continue filling up their limbs with slices of lemon icebox or coconut crème pie ($2.95).
The Mobile Press-Register reviewed Tiny Diny Family Restaurant. Eighty-two percent of Urbanspooners recommend it, and three Yelpers give it an average of four stars. TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes:
- If, as experts claim, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then the good folks at The Tiny Diny are the most important people in Mobile…They do breakfast with a touch of motherly love and home-cooked sensibility that will get your day off to a rousing start. – David Holloway, Mobile Press-Register
- They're [sic] turkey and dressing is fabulous and with your choice of sides! I love the turnip greens and cornbread! Would suggest it to anyone looking for some good food. – ellysianfields, TripAdvisor
2159 Halls Mill Rd.
Mobile, Alabama 36606Get Directions