While on our weekend jaunt to east Texas, we inquired as to the best breakfast spot around. “The Diner has the best French toast in Texas,” we were told. That may sound like a statement to some, but to me—it was a challenge. So we set out to prove (or disprove) it.
From the outside, it’s not the most prepossessing spot, tucked as it is in the end of a commercial strip. The inside is charming, decorated with big black & white photos of historic Tyler businesses. It was also crowded—really crowded (always a good sign when it comes to a restaurant).
I ordered an omelet (I know, I know . . . hang on….)
Paula got this skillet thing with bacon and gravy and stuff (all good stuff)
And Jill ordered the French toast.
And when we got done reorganizing, it looked like this:
The omelet was good, the skillet thing was really good, and the French toast was really, really good. Best in Texas? I don’t know…but it was lovely. Not as good as the orange French toast I had in Billings (sorry, just keeping it real) but there were hints of vanilla and cinnamon in the batter and the texture was perfect. The strawberry topping was quite nice, too.
So if you’re ever in Tyler, Texas don’t let the industrial exterior throw you off. Pop into The Diner for breakfast. Allow plenty of time to wait for a table and come hungry.
(Not sponsored, just a public service announcement.)