1950’s Style Diner with Super Burgers!

Small, hometown 1950’s diner with breakfast anytime. Offers mouthwatering hamburgers, solid service, and a local diner flare.

Kelly's Big Burger outdoor signKelly’s Big Burger                        405 N. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, TN

Venue:  Local diner that’s been around a long time.  Kelly’s boasts regular locals and does a brisk carryout business too.

Atmosphere:  Small, hometown 1950’s diner feel with counter stool or table seating.

Food Fare: Breakfast anytime. Mouthwatering hamburgers and crispy french fries.  Fried mushrooms and pretzels were good. Breakfast kid’s meal was a generous child portion.

Hamburger and french friesPlated cheeseburger and fries

Recommendations:  Try a burger choice—you won’t regret it!  Pace your soda (pop) as one refill is included.

Service:  Good, solid service. We received what we ordered.  Great team work by staff to get the job done.

Return Rating:  Definitely!  We love a great burger with local diner flare.

Inside Kelly's Big Burger with logo clockWhite board and inside restaurant picture

Horrendous Buffet in West Memphis

We were so looking forward to a buffet. The fried chicken was dry, the cottage cheese was warm, but the ham and beans were good. The food provided on the buffet was not up to standards that we have come to expect from Shoney’s.

 

Venue: Diner style restaurant with buffet option and waitress to your table service.

Atmosphere:  We stopped in around the end of March and the hostess at this Shoney’s was surly at best.  Otherwise, it was your typical Shoney’s with tables and booths.

Food Fare:  We were so looking forward to a buffet.  The fried chicken was dry, the cottage cheese was warm, but the ham and beans were good.  The food provided on the buffet was not up to standards that we have come to expect from Shoney’s.  The quality of the food tended to fall into the category of luke warm garbage.

Recommendations:  Avoid this Shoney’s location.

Service:  Our waitress was friendly even though her service was a little slow starting.  She did attend to us more halfway through our meal to earn a tip.  We are fairly low maintenance when it comes to service expectations.  Keeping our drinks from going dry, clearing away dirty dishes, and checking on us once during a meal will earn a decent tip.

Return Rating:  Not a chance!  This review didn’t rate posting pictures.

Mouthwatering Hamburgers with the Best Crispy Fries

Casual “brick-lined pub” located on a small town main street in Mahomet, IL. Phenomenal chorizo stuffed mushrooms, crispy french fries, and great tasting hamburgers earned a return rating of “definitely!”

An Amazing Eatery–J.T. Walker’s

JT Walkers storefront

401 E. Main Street, Mahomet, IL

Venue: A casual “brick-lined pub” located on a small town main street. Great for a date night or family meal.

Atmosphere: Dining on a Sunday evening this past February afforded us our pick of seats and ease of enjoying our table conversation in the restaurant.  We had 3 adults and one baby in our party.

Food Fare: Everything we had was prepared well and delicious.  Some of the best hamburgers we have ever had.  To date, these burgers rival the Upside Down Burgers at Gronk’s in Superior, WI.  We enjoyed the California Burger, Black Jack Burger, and The House Burger.  My side of french fries are some of the best I have had – cooked crispy as requested!  My husband commented that the coleslaw was exceptional.  The side salad with the other burger was enjoyed as well.  The only food complaint was the minimal sauce on the House Burger.

Recommendation: Definitely try the Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms – they were phenomenal!

Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms

Service: Our waitress did her job well, but there was a disconnect between her and the staff delivering our food.  We had to ask again for our lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onions that were requested when we ordered the hamburgers.  Also, it would have been nice to receive appetizer plates with the stuffed mushrooms rather than sharing the serving platter to eat from.  When additional sauce for the House Burger was requested, our waitress brought mayonnaise rather than the specific chipotle sauce.  This was disappointing.  Extra lemons were requested for the baby in our party and promptly delivered to our table.

Return Rating: Definitely—the food was that amazing despite the few glitches in service.

California Burger
California Burger
House Burger
House Burger