Excellent | Worth a Detour
Diehl’s Family Restaurant
Review by: Roadfood Team
Diehl’s Family Restaurant is a quirky restaurant full of racing car memorabilia serving good old fashioned comfort food.
Unfortunately, as some of us know, some restaurants that have been around for decades tend to live on reputation. However, if reputation means cooking from scratch and not taking any short cuts then we are all for it. Diehl’s takes pride in this and continues to implement what has made them so successful, as advertised on their place mats. Their biscuits, cornbread, and rolls are made from scratch, they peel their own potatoes, and soak and prepare pounds of pinto beans daily. Diehl’s clientele range from retirees to young families, a good sign that pride and quality keeps this tenured eating establishment fresh.
What should I eat at Diehl’s Family Restaurant?
Our meal began with warm, toasty, slightly sweet cornbread. The country ham plate arrived with sides of pungent kale greens with a tub of vinegar served on the side and firm, flavorful pinto beans with porky undertones, accompanied by raw onions.
The bone-in country ham is incredible. It is thinly sliced, firm, rugged, slightly salty and full of fantastic flavor. The only gripe: there is not a drop of red-eye gravy! This is a miss, but the flavors and food are still worth it all.
Don’t forget dessert
Dessert was a tough choice, a toss-up between the regional favorite, graham cracker pie, and chocolate peanut butter pie. I chose chocolate peanut butter pie and my moment of indecisiveness was quickly forgotten after one bite. Moist, rich, and truly decadent, the peanut butter filling was more dense pudding than “butter.”
Family restaurants which used to dot our landscape seem to be disappearing. Perhaps those that want to stick around for awhile can learn from Diehl’s. *Original Post by Dale Fine*
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|