Indiana November 14, 2018
This Iconic Corner Diner That Opened In 1952 In Indiana Will Fill You With Nostalgia
Fort Wayne, Indiana is the second largest city in the Hoosier State, and it is full of history. One of the oldest and most iconic restaurants to visit here is a corner diner that is more than 65 years old. If you love nostalgia and classic American cuisine, you’ve got to visit this place.
From old-fashioned donuts to a “garbage” breakfast, this diner has a wealth of treats that will delight you. Scroll on to learn more.
Cindy's Diner in northeast Indiana has been around since 1952, and it was one of the first fast-food restaurants in the city. It is known for its famous "garbage" breakfasts as well as for being a popular local hang-out.
This place may be tiny, but it sure knows how to survive. The restaurant was sold in 1960, at which time it was renamed Paul's Diner. Six years later, the building was relocated and renamed Margie's Diner. Then, in 1990, the building was restored, moved to its present location, and renamed Cindy's.
Guests are whisked away to the 1950s from the moment they walk inside. Seating at this little diner is limited and will have you eating at the counter like in the good ol' days.
In 1997, this iconic corner diner added the Murphy's Dime Store Donut Machine that makes the best old-fashioned donuts you've ever tasted. Have some for breakfast or take them to-go for later.
Speaking of breakfast, the best morning meals at this restaurant are the biscuits and gravy, corn beef hash, pancakes, omelets and a special dish called Garbage that consists of eggs, potatoes, cheese, onions, and ham cooked together. In addition to donuts, muffins toast, cereal, and bagels are also available.
For lunch, guests will find American classics like BLTs, burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, patty melts, grilled cheeses, chicken strips, soups, salads, and much more. Just make sure you save room for dessert because the pie and ice cream are excellent.
Whether its for old-fashioned donuts or a vintage dining experience, there are a myriad of reasons to check out this historic place. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Cindy’s Diner is located at 230 W Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, and you can keep up with it through its official
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