My inner diner lover is happy!


breakfastOne of my favorite parts of living in Pennsylvania was the diners. Those wonderful, comfortable,  friendly eateries where you can get eggs and biscuits at any hour, and the regulars are seriously there almost every day.

Austin is short on classic diners,  but I keep finding worthy substitutes,  thanks to locals who share my taste for real grits and ice box pie. Today,  I added another top contender to my list….Frisco’s on Burnett.

I opted for eggs, grits and biscuits,  my daughter chose migas, her friend ordered biscuits and gravy, and my hubby went for meatloaf.  And not one of us regretted our choices!

Not fancy, but good diner food never is. We finished the meal with their award-winning coconut cream pie and chocolate cake, while words like “amazing” and “yummy” were bantered around.

Coconut Cream Pie at Frisco

Service was personal, welcoming and fast. But there was no sense that they were trying to hurry us through our meal…in fact, the manager spent some time at our table chatting, and giving us the history of this Austin landmark restaurant. It’s a story well worth checking out, especially in these days of here-today-gone-tomorrow restaurants.

No it’s not open 24 hours like my fave northeastern diners. But for now, it’s a diner experience I’m very happy to repeat sometime soon.

Frisco

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