eating indie in indy

Friend’s Diner 989 US 31 Whiteland Indiana

I know I am always complaining about the dearth of meat and threes around here. Well we found one. Shame you have to drive to Whiteland to visit. Actually it is a meat and three for dinner and a meat and two for lunch. In either event it is definitely a place to consider. Drive and all.

I am not sure how long they have been open. Pat came across it more by accident than intent. They do not have much of an electronic presence so don’t look for a menu. However I believe they have a new menu so that may change.

All of their dinners are mostly $9.99 and come with 3 side dishes. The luncheon plates are $6.99 and $7.99 with a choice of 2 sides. They offer a nice variety of sides even including asparagus.

I agree with Pat about the trout. It is not the usual fish you find on a restaurant menu around here. I was impressed with Pat’s plate. The broccoli appeared to be fresh and I tasted Pat’s fish and I found it to be outstanding.

I opted for a more traditional comfort meal. Chicken and dumplings with mashed and coleslaw. The chicken and dumplings were good. They just weren’t made the way I prefer. I like my dumplings to be fluffy pillows. These were rolled and cut. They were good dumplings just not what my mouth was “set for”. It is like biscuits. Rolled and cut or dropped. Both good it is just what you may prefer.

Regardless of the style of dumpling this was an excellent lunch, and for $6.99 I don’t think you could find a better bargain. This joint is farther from me than Pat but I can see myself driving just to try their breakfast. If a place can do a lunch like this I am always curious about their breakfast service. Especially the biscuits and gravy.

This is one of the biscuits we received for lunch. It is of the dropped variety. It was pretty darn good. Now I want a couple of those smothered with sausage gravy; maybe with a side of crisp bacon. Well that will be for another day.

4 responses

  1. NICE! I do, usually once a year, travel down 31 so I will keep this in mind. I prefer a fluffier dumpling, too. I’m all about three sides, and I can always get down with fish!

    January 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    • I think this is a joint worth remembering, Nothing fancy but 3 sides can not be ignored.

      January 11, 2019 at 7:38 am

  2. Can’t beat that with a stick. We have so few meat and threes. Everything is just two. I’ve been known to resort to a 5 veggie plate, despite loving meat, just to get all the sides I want. The biscuit looks great! And what a fair price.

    January 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    • I know what you mean. An all veggie plate has tempted me a few times but my carnivorous ancestry always wins out. A meat and 2 is rare around here.

      January 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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