Monday, December 05, 2011

Dining Out: It's Tops Diner

Sunday I awoke craving waffles. Most weekends cubes and I go out for brunch at least one day. Unfortunately none of our regular haunts Mission Beach Cafe, Chow, or Pork Store Cafe offer waffles. A quick search on the Internet revealed waffles were just around the corner at It's Tops Diner.

It's Tops Diner

It's Tops Diner has been open since 1935 and is styled as a 1950s diner. There's a jukebox at each table. You pick artists you like - none of the songs are listed. The tables are covered with Formica, the booths in vinyl. The one waitress greets you with a smile and waves you in.

The food is simple, all day breakfast, hamburgers, sandwiches, and milkshakes. Tips on FourSquare recommend the pancakes, plain and simple. They've also received best burger in the city. It's good, reasonably priced comfort food.

I had the standard buttermilk waffles. cubes had the 49ers Touchdown. The waffles were good, nice and light. I prefer a slightly crisper waffle but they hit the spot and I polished off the entire waffle. cubes dug into his plate as well, clearly enjoying the fare. I asked him how the blueberry pancakes compared to those at Chow; he rated the It's Tops blueberry pancakes higher. We'll definitely be back as I want to try the blueberry pancakes next. Visit Flickr to see more photos from our visit.

Do you have a favorite diner?

Bon Apetit!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.