Top Choice Diner in Cincinnati


Located in a tough zone a few blocks from Findlay Market, family-run Tucker's has been feeding locals – African American, white, foodies, penniless, friars, drug dealers – since 1946. It's an archetypal diner, servi…
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 Indiana Dunes

Great Lakes Cafe

This colorful Greek family diner sits right in front of a steel mill, whose workers pile in for the cheap, hearty pancakes, meatloaf, butterfly shrimp, bacon-pecan brownies and whatever else features on the whiteboa…
Diner in Detroit

Parks & Rec Diner

This homey diner, opened in 2015 in the imposing GAR building, takes its name from the government department that was once housed here. There are no wrong choices from the seasonal menu of sandwiches and brunch dish…
Diner in Mackinac Island


You'll need to fuel up for the day's bike explorations, and the cowboy-themed Chuckwagon is the place to do it. Grab a stool at the counter and watch the cooks slinging eggs, hash browns, bacon and pancakes for brea…
Diner in Central Illinois

Palms Grill Cafe

Pull up a chair at the Palms Grill Cafe, where thick slabs of gooseberry, chocolate cream and other retro pies tempt from the glass case. Then walk across the street to snap a photo with Tall Paul, a sky-high statue…
Diner in St Paul

Mickey's Diner

Mickey's is a downtown classic, the kind of place where the friendly waitress calls you 'honey' and satisfied regulars line the bar with their coffee cups and newspapers. The food has timeless appeal, too: burgers, …
Diner in Lansing

Golden Harvest

Golden Harvest is a loud, punk-rock-meets-hippie diner serving the sausage-and-French-toast Bubba Sandwich and hearty omelets; cash only.
Diner in Athens

Union Street Diner

Union Street Diner has been fueling Athenians for decades. The no-nonsense spot slings everything from omelets and hash browns to chicken fried steak, deep-fried Oreos and milkshakes.