Grampa’s

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Grampa’s is for diner lovers – not lovers of vintage chrome and mahogany diners, for it has none of their beauty. It’s for people who like the big, one-menu-fits-all diners that have a coffee-shop personality. By that I mean portions are large, service is brisk and efficient, hours stretch from dawn past dusk, and there’s nothing precious on a vast menu of blue-plate standards and vaguely international dishes.

Three meals a day are served; breakfast is what this style of eatery does best. After all, bacon and eggs do not require a cordon bleu diploma. The 2+2+2 special, which begins with a complementary plate of four (yes, four) Danish pastries, is 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon or 2 sausages, and 2 pancakes. The pancakes are a surprise. They are the size of a dinner plate and they look heavy, but they are surprisingly light. Two would be a nice meal, without the bacon and eggs and Danishes.

As for lunch and supper, you name it and this kitchen likely makes it. There are char-broiled burgers (and turkey burgers), sandwiches and subs and wraps, fried fish and fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, lamb shank, stuffed cabbage, a dozen different salads from tossed, Greek, and Caesar to tropical fruit, and a rotating glass case full of baked-on-premises pies and cakes.

Like everything else, dessert is presented in outlandishly large portions. When I visited, I couldn’t resist asking for a slice of the banana cream pie on display in the case. I wish I had resisted. Banana flavor is elusive, it’s overweight, and whatever that white stuff is on top, it’s not whipped cream.

What to Eat
Grampa’s, Pancakes
Pancakes
Pancakes are broad and thick, but airy-textured.
Grampa’s, Bacon & Eggs
Bacon & Eggs
Bacon & sunnyside-up eggs (+ pancakes) = daily special
Grampa’s, Danish Pastries
Danish Pastries
Little Danishes are a pre-breakfast amuse bouche.
Grampa’s, Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Banana cream pie is monumental, although not so memorable.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday8am - 4pm
Monday6:30am - 3pm
Tuesday6:30am - 9pm
Wednesday6:30am - 9pm
Thursday6:30am - 9pm
Friday6:30am - 9pm
Saturday6:30am - 9pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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