Restaurants

Top Choice Diner in Near West Side & Pilsen

Little Goat

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard opened this diner for the foodie masses across the street from her ever-booked main restaurant, Girl & the Goat. Scooch into a vintage booth and order off the all-day breakfast me…
Top Choice Diner in Frankfort

Rick's White Light Diner

The kind of place American eating is all about, local character Rick Paul whips up excellent (mostly Cajun) greasy spoon dishes at this tiny diner near the Singing Bridge. Dishes like crawfish pie and Cajun omelette…
Top Choice Diner in Old Towne Orange

Watson Soda Fountain Café

Established 1899, this former drugstore was recently refurbished to a period design (check out the old safe, apothecary cabinets and telephone switchboard). It offers old-fashioned soda-fountain treats such as malts…
Top Choice Diner in San Diego

Clayton's Coffee Shop

Some diners only look old-fashioned. This one is the real deal from the 1940s, with red leatherette swivel stools and booths with mini jukeboxes. It does famous all-American breakfasts and some Mexican specialties l…
Top Choice Diner in ʻAiea

Anna Miller’s

Many fans consider the 30-minute drive to this coffee shop from Waikiki to be an essential part of their holiday. Classic diner fare is served by waitresses right out of central casting in surroundings that have an …
Top Choice Diner in Waimea (Kamuela)

Hawaiian Style Cafe

Think you can eat a lot? If the portions at this local favorite greasy spoon don't satisfy you, we nod our heads in awe (and maybe a little in disgust). Expect enormous portions of loco moco (rice, fried egg and ham…
Top Choice Diner in Little Compton

Commons Lunch

Serving local old-world classics such as New England corned beef and cabbage and quahog stuffies (stuffed clams), New Englanders come from far and wide for the Johnny cakes (a kind of flat cornmeal pancake), which h…
Top Choice Diner in Mariposa

Happy Burger

Burgers, fries and shakes served with a heavy dose of nostalgic Americana. Happy Burger, decorated with old LP album covers, and boasting the largest menu in the Sierra, offers one of the cheaper meals in town. Besi…
Top Choice Diner in The Strip

Peppermill

Slide into a crescent-shaped booth at this retro casino coffee shop and revel in the old-school Vegas atmosphere. You can eavesdrop on Nevada cowboys and downtown politicos digging into a gigantic late-night bite or…
Top Choice Diner in Naʻalehu

Hana Hou Restaurant

Hana Hou embodies all the glory and nostalgia of a 1940s family diner – because it was, and still is, one. The menu is filled with local takes on good ol' American comfort food. Come for the peppered mahimahi, but s…