No. Not that Charlie Brown. This Charlie Brown
Sorry. I couldn’t resist. This Charlie Brown has only been around since 1975, serving breakfast and lunch to 1000’s of folks in this west side community of Speedway. Pat and I have had this on our list for so long we had damn near forgot about it. Today we remembered and thought it was time.
Some folks call it a diner. Some folks call it a truck stop;without all the trucks. Out of all the reviews I read no one really had anything bad to say about the food. Except for one guy, and he was down on the whole Speedway thing.
Pat allowed me a bite of his cakes and they were quite good, nice and fluffy. I too fell in line with breakfast. A sausage omelet with raisin toast instead of pancakes.
I thought it was great. Three eggs loaded with a large portion of sausage and cheese. I can’t say anything bad about my meal or this joint. I believe my plate was less than $7 and Pat’s was about $5. They also have some excellent breakfast specials they serve before 11 AM. They offer regular lunch items as well as country fried steaks smothered with sausage gravy. That is for a serious appetite. Also they have a “fritter” as well as a breaded tenderloin. I would guess that would be closer to something we got at the drive in when we were kids. So folks who have been here know. New folks in the area should probably find out. It is a nice little joint.
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.
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.
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.
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.