What are the most iconic diner foods? We’re guessing you think of burgers, fries and shakes, but there are so many more delicious things you can get. From sandwiches and sides to sweet and savory breakfast, we’re ranking the 10 best diner foods ever:
Waffles are a breakfast staple–whether you throw them in the toaster at home or order them from your favorite diner. There are few things better than biting into your waffle and being met with a pocket of melted butter and warm syrup.
Corned beef isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day! You’ll find this sandwich with layers of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian or Thousand Island dressing on marble rye bread at many a diner.
8. HASH BROWNS
What’s the most iconic breakfast side? Hash browns. No matter where you get breakfast, you’ll more than likely find these crispy potato strings on the menu.
You can’t go to a diner without getting a milkshake! Almost every movie or TV show from the 50s and 60s features a diner scene where someone orders one milkshake with two straws. And, what goes best with a milkshake? A burger and fries, of course.
6. BACON CHEESEBURGER
The easiest way to beef up your burger (no pun intended) is to add cheese and bacon. At Bessie’s, our bacon cheeseburger is the $100 Hamburger, a beef patty topped with thick-cut bacon, cheddar cheese, onion rings and smoky BBQ sauce.
5. LOADED FRIES
Smother your fries with chili, cheese, onions and sour cream and you have the perfect diner comfort food! Forks optional, but recommended.
4. EGGS BENEDICT
Everything tastes better with a little hollandaise, so there was no way we could keep Eggs Benedict off our list! Bessie’s very own Eggs Benny features thick-cut ham, poached eggs and hollandaise on an oversized English muffin. Delicious!
3. BISCUITS AND GRAVY
The ultimate hearty breakfast: Warm biscuits, sausage gravy and two eggs. This Southern classic is perfect for chilly Midwest mornings.
Whether you prefer your omelet with veggies or meat and cheese, you can’t go wrong with this egg-cellent breakfast (or lunch). Our Destination Omelet is made with four eggs and is worth the trip!
Who doesn’t love pancakes? You can add fruit, chocolate chips or sprinkles to have a special treat or even make a savory ‘cake. At Bessie’s, we always have a seasonal pancake available, like S'mores, Carrot Cake or Red Velvet–they are simply the best!
BONUS – BESSIE'S STACK
Think of the best skillet you’ve ever had. This Bessie’s Diner original is even better than that! We top our hash browns with sausage, cheddar cheese and eggs and then smother that with sausage gravy and finish the dish off with a sprinkling of pico de gallo.