Favorite Diner Food

Kim Conte

Last week as part of the Guy Fieri Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives cookbook giveaway, we asked CafeMoms to share their favorite greasy spoon food. Of course, classic dishes like pancakes and chili cheese fries made the list. But there were some surprises as well. Keep reading to see which diner food came out on top!

  • Lots of moms said their favorite thing to eat at diners was breakfast food—including pancakes, waffles, hash browns, French toast, omelets, scrambled eggs, sausage, the works. bocamom62's post (randomly picked as one of the winners!) actually made my mouth water. She said: "I'm a big fan of breakfast at diners. Eggs scrambled the way I like them; bacon cooked just right; crunchy, flavorful home fries made with lots of onions (but no bell peppers); rye bread toast with just a smear of butter; hot tea when the water is served in a little pitcher and you get a fresh tea bag with every refill (at no charge of course). A side of pancakes with fresh blueberries topped powdered sugar (none of that pie filling junk) and dripping with butter would be a bonus.
  • Biscuits and gravy was mentioned by more than a few moms.
  • Fried chicken was a popular answer.
  • By far the most original answer was from bubbleschimps, who said her favorite greasy spoon food was Tator Tot Casserole. I've never heard of such a thing but it sounds divine!

And the most popular greasy spoon food on CafeMom is...(drum roll please)....

Big, juicy burgers with all the fixings!

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