For this week’s review, we had breakfast in mind, so we sought to find a local joint that serves the classic breakfast staples at a reasonable price. In our travels, we found out about DeLuca’s Diner and decided to give them a try. We are glad we did!
DeLuca’s Diner has two locations; one in the Robinson area and the other is located downtown in the Strip District. The diners are open for breakfast and lunch only as they close around 3:00 p.m. each day. Despite only being open in the morning, they have a plethora of food options to choose from. They have everything from classical favorites to a bunch of their own variations and food creations.
We visited the Robinson location and, upon walking in, we felt as if we were thrown back into 1960’s. The interior is designed like an old-fashioned diner; checkerboard colored floors, counter-top seating in front of the kitchen and retro style chairs and tables. This layout and design made the visit relaxing and memorable.
With regard to their food, DeLuca’s serves everything that is expected from a diner and so much more. Omelets, Pancakes, Breakfast Burritos, French Toast and Crepes of all different styles and flavors are served at the diner. Additionally, they serve what they call Heavenly Hotcakes and Waffles Sundaes. That caught our eye so we decided to try one.
We ordered the Belgium Waffle Sundae. It came with a full waffle topped with warm apples, ice cream and a whole bunch of whipped topping. It was incredible! The waffle was fluffy yet crispy, and the apples were warm and complimented the cold ice cream perfectly. It felt as if we were having breakfast and dessert at the same time.
In addition to their breakfast options, DeLuca’s serves all kinds of other stuff such as sandwiches, burgers, chicken, wraps, salads, soups, and fish. Upon reading through all the choices available, we decided to try one of their sandwiches as well.
The sandwich we ordered came loaded with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato all surrounded by fresh Mancini bread. It was awesome! Everything tasted fresh and the portion was excellent considering the price. There was more than enough that we decided to save half of it for another meal.
Lastly, as if there wasn’t enough to choose from already, DeLuca’s also serves Sundaes, Milkshakes and Floats too. Some of their dessert options include a Banana Split Sundae, Mocha Java Milkshake and a Chocolate Cherry Coke Float.
Overall, DeLuca’s Diner is a wonderful establishment. The food was awesome, the atmosphere was fun and interesting and the waitress we had was genuinely friendly and conversational. Another bonus here was that we were able to walk out with leftovers for under $20 which was surprising to us and good for our wallets as well!
So next time you’re looking for a classic breakfast meal or a hearty lunch to help get you through the day, be sure to stop in and take a step back in time at DeLuca’s Diner!