614 Sixteenth St. (at Broad), Phenix City, 334-297-1509
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Type of food: Cafeteria-style meat-and-three (except Sat & Sun); fried chicken on the menu every day, and a grill where you can get a burger, dog, or other tasty fare.
Beverages: Iced tea and soft drinks. No bar.
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Atmosphere: A 1950s diner, through-and-through, with relics of the era mounted on the walls. There are two wrought-iron tables on Broad Street for nice weather days.
Cost: $5.75-$7.00 for lunch. Breakfast can be had cheaper, the $4.15 special gives you two eggs, meat, grits and toast or biscuits. Most grill-side combo baskets, which pair sandwiches with fries or onion rings, are $5.00-5.95.