Nothing beats a great diner that you can rely on for good, homestyle cooking. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, diners are the one place you can find it all. In the Florida state capital city, people on the go looking for a quick bite to eat are in abundance. Luckily, for anyone living in FAMU off campus housing, there are plenty of diners unique to the city of Tallahassee where you can go for fairly priced food.
One thing to know about Tallahassee is that there are plenty of chain diners that you can visit near FAMU apartments if these other spots don't work out for you. There are multiple Waffle House and Denny's locations that can give you the typical diner experience, but the diners listed below are one of kind and give a different experience when you visit each one.
This diner location in Tallahassee has a down-to-earth environment with many food options to choose from. People who live in the area are loyal customers, giving it more credibility as a place that people young and old come to for great food. An interesting fact about this diner is that they update their menu every few days depending on what they have available. On their Facebook page, they upload the menu items available for certain days of the week. Having this type of random rotation makes going to eat there even more exciting and you never what you are going to get until you get there.
Some of the dishes offered at this diner location near your FAMU apartment include jambalaya, pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, meatloaf, and chicken and dumplings. If you live in a 4-bedroom apartment and are looking for a place to take your other roommates, the Country Kitchen located off of North Monroe Street is a perfect option!
This classic breakfast spot couldn't get any cooler. Not only do the wooden booths and open kitchen give the place a vintage feel, but also, Ma's Diner has a stash of vinyl records playing classic hits while their customers are eating. They insist on good food and music to go together, as they should. Some crowd favorites from this joint include biscuits and gravy, French toast, and their chicken and waffles special.
If you live in an apartment near Capital Circle, it's approximately a 12-minute drive from your place. Making a quick trip to Ma's Diner for some comfort food is an attainable goal.
Food is not the only thing this quaint breakfast location off of Magnolia Drive serves. A sense of pride and history is served every day around apartments near FAMU when people step into this retro establishment. The Lunchbox was founded in 1999 and was later rescued by a new owner in 2005. One thing's clear, no matter what, people wanted to keep coming back for the Lunchbox's food.
One cool thing about this diner is that vintage tin lunch boxes are hanging from the ceiling above where customers eat. Instead of looking up at a plain ceiling, you'll see plenty of cool lunch boxes decorated with cartoons and characters of your childhood.
Some things you might be looking to try on the menu are their country-fried steak with gravy and eggs, corned beef hash, buttermilk pancakes, and their spam breakfast. Don't worry! If you can't finish all your food, you can take a to-go box and store them in your refrigerator at home.