Donut Shop Bakery & Restaurant 5527 N. Keystone Ave.
This joint is a diner. It started out as a donut shop and gradually it grew into a full-fledged diner. I have had their donuts before,and they are some of the best in the city. So I decided to see what else they had to offer. Their prices are more than reasonable, such as fried mushrooms are $2.99. For that money I figured they had to be the pull from a bag and drop in the fryer kind. But they weren’t.
They took larger mushrooms and cut them in quarters, covered them with a simple seasoned flour dredge and fried them up. That is why they served them for 3 bucks. They were really very good. You could taste the true mushroom and they were not at all greasy. Definitely worth ordering again.
They serve breakfast all day and from the plates I saw going out on my earlier trip they serve a big boy size breakfast. For their lunch offerings you get a choice of side. Fries,onion ring, pasta salad or a tossed green salad. Pat ordered an Italian beef sandwich with a side salad for less than $6.
I actually had a tough time deciding what to eat. I finally settled on their “unsinkable”. It is their take on a Monte Cristo. But with theirs instead of using bread they merely took the ham,turkey and Swiss cheese rolled it up with honey mustard and then battered it and dropped the whole thing in a deep fryer.
It was really pretty darn good. It looked like a Chimachanga but when you cut into it you saw the meat and cheese exploded inside. When you bit into it you could taste the ham,turkey and Swiss. Much like a crispy club sandwich.
I decided on a side of pasta salad. It was so-so. Penne pasta with a bit of broccoli and carrot and smothered with a Ranch dressing. The salad I probably wouldn’t do again,but the sandwich I believe I would. I am usually not a huge fan of fried sandwiches but this was really good.,and it too was less than 6 bucks.
I took half of my sandwich home so I could save room for donuts. Donuts are six for $3.75. So the donut prices are as reasonable as their other food. I wasn’t able to take any pictures of them but I did get this.
I think a lot of people know of this place as a place for donuts and coffee or even a full breakfast. But now you know it is also an option for lunch and diner.