I've been hearing about the deluxe grill for a while now...located off mannheim & lake on a trucker route steps from the local strip club, this diner opens at 4am & has seen more than its fair share of characters.
More specifically, I've been told of their 'hot mix', a specialty consisting of tomatoes, jalapenos, onions & peppers, griddled to perfection & made to accompany anything on the menu (2 eggs over easy in this case).
We popped in there just before they stopped serving and were greeted by Lynn, who by all accounts is the heart & soul of the place. She proceeded to keep us entertained with stories of past photo & commercial shoots that have taken place in the diner, as well as inform us on the happenings of the area (more strip joint than strip mall).
Photos © Brian Sorg
The deluxe grill is for sale so I recommend making the trek sooner than later; first & foremost, this is diner fare done right, but more than that, Lynn's warmth makes it a place you want to return to. One gets the sense she never forgets a face or an order & she'll keep your mug full of hot coffee, all while regaling you with tales & stories.