This charming little diner is a perfect discovery for folks seeking the kind of old-fashioned warmth and intimacy of a comfy cafe with home-cooked, down-to-earth meals served with a friendly smile. This place has a treasured history as the "Blueberry Muffin" and was long favored on the northeast side of town as a great place to start the day with a robust breakfast or share a lunch with colleagues and friends. The varied menu and fresh pastries have always been appreciated as a specialty worth seeking out. Over time, the old diner got a little shopworn, but the clients continued to pour in because the food was always just right.
The diner was sold a few years ago, and the new owner did a splendid job upgrading everything to be spanking clean and new. It was just the facelift the place needed. Unfortunately, although the remodeling was a great success, the new owners were below par in their cooking skills, business fell off, and the diner was eventually sold to a new owner.
The good news is that Sandy, the new owner, is an excellent and creative cook. She is excited about having her own restaurant, and she is putting her heart and soul into making it a success. The great baking has returned, the quality of the meals are back to a high standard, and all is very well in this nice little diner. For now Sandy is serving just breakfast and lunch, but she is working out menu ideas for evening meals as well and will start serving dinner when she believes the time is right. Her greatest dream is to rename the Route 66 Diner and call it "Auntie Sandy's", but that would require a new sign and the money to pay for it. For now, the reader will just have to show up at the Route 66 Diner and say hi to Sandy. Bring a friend, and enjoy yourself. Results guaranteed by this reviewer-- the wife and I love this place!
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