eating indie in indy

Dales 5209 E Thompson Road.

This will be the last post featuring Pat for a couple of weeks as he and his wife are going to visit their eldest daughter. I intend to  “carry on”. Perhaps I will visit some joints Pat would never dream of going to. We shall see.

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Dale’s is in a small strip mall at South Emerson and Thompson Road. I was in the area on Monday and decided to stop for breakfast. I had a full order of biscuits and gravy for $5.99. The gravy was tasty but the biscuits were more fluff than flake. A nice bite and a large amount of food for 6 bucks just not stellar.

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For lunch I opted for one of their specials. Chicken fried steak covered with white gravy served with 2 sides and a roll for $7.99. The steak was reasonably tender but the breading job could have been better. While tasty,it didn’t cover the meat entirely and it fell off while cutting. As for the gravy is was like the breakfast gravy,sans sausage. I chose the brown gravy for my mashed potatoes. I don’t believe it was house made but it was really pretty good. The potatoes were real and home-made,which is always nice. My second side was chicken and dumplings. Not a whole lot of chicken and the dumplings are more what I would call noodles. The flat kind that some folks call dumplings. It was okay as a side and you could get it as an entrée for $6.99. I am sure that will both warm and fill any belly.

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Dales

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I think the picture of Pat’s burger says a lot. A slightly wilted piece of lettuce sent out on a burger is not a good sign. Regardless of the lack of attention to some details the food they serve is pretty good and reasonably priced. I would eat there again.

Dale's Family Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 responses

  1. With so many gravy dishes, they should really nail the gravy.

    May 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    • You would think so. They also offer turkey gravy. I guess they figure it would be easier to use ready made or mixes. May not be great but they will be consistent.

      May 21, 2016 at 6:17 am

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