Down-home food, charm make American Cafe good dining choice


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All-American breakfast and lunch plates like the ones you grew up with: eggs, omelets, pancakes and the like served all day, or for lunch, choose among soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood and daily specials.

ATMOSPHERE

Unpretentious, down-home eatery with loads of country Americana on the walls and ceiling. American flags abound, and the simple laminate tables and chairs harken back to the 1950s. There are ample booths and tables, and even a small counter for dining solo.

OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE

The great thing about true diners is that you can enjoy breakfast at 1 p.m. if it suits your fancy. On a recent weekday I did just that, perusing the lengthy menu of breakfast dishes before settling on a western omelet with my choice of starch and toast ($6.25). The hearty omelet was packed with three eggs, green peppers, onion and ham, proving too much to eat in one sitting when combined with a bowl of buttery grits and wheat toast. My husband enjoyed the veggie omelet ($7.95), which was brimming with onions, peppers, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes. He declared it a tasty, healthy alternative to the usual meat-filled version. He chose potatoes and toast on the side.

REASON TO GO

Great American food at a good price, served fast. I’ve tried the lunch dishes before, and they’re just as fresh and tasty as the home-cooked breakfast entrees. I ordered a chicken chef salad ($7.95) to go this time, and it was delightful for dinner that night.

SERVICE

Excellent. The waitress was fast and friendly, and she didn’t hurry us out the door when we lingered past the 2 p.m. closing time.

NOISE LEVEL

Music played softly in the background, and there were only a few other diners during our visit.

KID FRIENDLY

There’s no separate breakfast or lunch menu for kids, but at these prices, buy them an adult-sized waffle, burger or grilled cheese sandwich and take the leftovers home.

AMERICAN CAFÉ

10129 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie, 772-398-2313

Hours: Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Note: Post writers will anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. They’ll tell you about that item and why they liked it in this spot each week.



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