Tommy’s Diner

Diner | Greek | Hamburgers
One of the best

Tommy’s is a downtown destination with a continuous flow of steady customers. The quintessential 50’s and 60’s decor features likenesses of James Dean, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and other hallowed Hollywood stars, along with other nostalgic items and neon signs. This is a classic American diner with bouncy booths, a U-shaped counter with stools, black-and-white checked floors and a retro sign outside.

Tommy Pappas is the owner, and he knows his many regular customers by name. Tommy is most likely to be found at the front register, greeting people as they arrive and checking on them as they leave, but he still slides behind the grill when he is not mediating the banter between servers and patrons at the counter. The servers are very friendly and some can be a little sassy.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served from 6 AM to 3 PM each day. In addition to a large menu of typical diner fare, there are several varieties of gyros as well as lamb and feta-enhanced entrees, reflecting Tommy’s Greek heritage. Best bets can often be found among the five or six daily specials that can vary from corned beef and cabbage to Grecian chicken. Other favorites include old-fashioned milkshakes and house-made rice pudding.

The food gets you to the door and the fun and friendly staff that treat you like family keep you coming back.

What to Eat
Tommy’s Classic Grilled Cheese
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday6:30am - 2:30pm
Monday6:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday6:30am - 2:30pm
Wednesday6:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday6:30am - 2:30pm
Friday6:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday6:30am - 2:30pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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