The restaurant is dated (circa mid-90s perhaps) and the auto paraphernalia may interest some. But judging by the size of the plates — and the size of many of the customers — the food is what this "dive" is about. The restaurant is generally clean, the service is fair to average, but the food is consistently good, and oversized.
They make some of the best—no, make that THE best—hash browns in town. Get 'em crispy. They serve 'em kind of folded over—a double portion—which is what brings us back for more. The omelettes are not what you'd call gourmet, but are stuffed with a generous amount of cheese and fillings. My favorite breakfast is the chicken-fried steak. Get the trucker size if you dare! Best value in town.
Oh, they serve what looks like a homemade strawberry "freezer jam" for toast, which is very good. The English muffin comes perfectly toasted, with generous amount of butter melting inside. Pancakes are also fluffy and impressive. I plan to try the pumpkin next time. Oh yes—if you're not inclined to get greased up in hash browns and gravy, the fruit bowl is also one of the nicest we've had anywhere.
But I hope that Carrs will "overhaul" this place one day. Styled after a garage, it's a bit dim inside, and the floor is cold cement. All tables, no booths—so there is no coziness about it. Not even any music played during our meal. But the coffee is a nice bold roast, and gives you something to wrap your hands around to take the chill off.
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