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Joe’s Shelby Street Diner 3623 Shelby Street

Once again a joint that won’t wow you or astound you with their clever or avant garde menu but a joint that will feed you and not hurt your wallet. They rely on several IQF items but the breakfast and burgers are made to order. They offer tenderloins two ways. The Hubcap and the Baby Moon. Both are pre-made and frozen. Pat ordered a Baby Moon.

I decided that I needed a burger, a patty melt to be exact. What I got was a nicely prepared sandwich with actual carmelized onion. Properly cooked onion brings so much to food it is a shame when not done well.

All of their sandwiches come with chips but of course you can sub fries or rings for an up charge. I opted for some onion rings for $2.75 additional. They were ordinary IQF rings but were still a pretty good companion to my Patty melt.

Well as I said earlier if you are looking for a joint that puches the envelop of culinary achievement this ain’t it. However if you want a breakfast at anytime or a good inexpensive lunch this is it. Both of our sandwiches were under 8 bucks. Now that is diner pricing.

7 responses

  1. Onion rings. Pickle. 🙂 Glad you had a good lunch!

    November 10, 2019 at 6:46 pm

  2. Guess I missed this one! Pricing is great, and your meal looks delicious (especially to someone on a diet)! I watched Bobby Flay do a patty melt challenge last night, so you this just reiterated how yummy they are.

    January 24, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    • I really like patty melts. I can not imagine how Mr Flay would “improve” upon the classic.

      January 24, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      • The judges were upset that he was pickling the onions instead of caramelizing them but I missed the ending!

        January 24, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      • Wow. Pickled onions are fine for tacos or charcuterie but Melts! Oy vey. That I do not get.

        January 24, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      • Nor I.

        January 24, 2020 at 1:44 pm

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