From the awning advertising to the vintage painted word DINER on the historic building storefront in downtown LaPorte, this place takes you back to the days of a high quality diner. I was looking for somewhere to kill a few hours of time while my daughter was at volleyball practice, and decided to investigate a local burger place. Now, I had never heard of this place and was surprised to find they have been here since 2014! They claim to be the home of the smashburger, but I soon found a new favorite hometown greasy spoon. Thanks to David and Dan Thornberry for following their dreams!!
The Brothers definitely have a passion for the ole diner feel and a time where fat free wasn’t even a thought,
and making the noodles for soup is a process of taking their heart and soul as added ingredients to flavor their homemade chicken noodle soup with a splash of love. It warms the belly as well as the spirit.
The crisp cleanliness of this little diner gives it a home-like atmosphere with fun whimsical attributes from the menu to the groupings of wall art.
From appetizers and a family recipe homemade chicken noodle soup, to an all you can eat fish fry Fridays and Saturdays, and great daily specials, this place has something for everyone!! Today’s special was buy one burger and get a single burger for $1.
We ordered the Big T double burger and combo appetizers: zucchini sticks,fried mushrooms,onion rings fried raviolis, and mozzarella cheese sticks. All I can say is well done!! The batter was portioned correctly to the vegetables, and the tastes were individualized – meaning not all thrown into one fryer and cooked together where the flavors blend: A move many small diners do, but cooking them separately, tingles the taste buds with textures and individual flavors of delight. The Fried Ravioli had a nice soft but crispy crumble crust and a smooth rich cheesy center.
I just fell in love with the simple but elegant capture of the 50s Diner.
The decor was enough to keep you looking around and finding new things to see, and yet not too overwhelming. These two brothers smashed more than just burgers, they hit the grand slam with this little Diner!!!!!! If you have been there or are planning to go, please let me know what ya think!!!
T BERRY’S DINER