Commercial Street Diner

Proprietors Dave and Janet Laird purchased Commercial Street Diner in 2010 after they struggled to find jobs during a rough economic downturn. In the ensuing years, Dave and Janet have made a name for themselves not only in Emporia but all throughout Kansas. Commercial Street Diner specializes in breakfast and is especially famous for their homemade biscuits and gravy. People have been known to travel from far and wide just to experience their biscuits and gravy. Chicken fried steak is another local favorite. Oh, and don’t forget the pies for dessert! The entire menu is homemade and crafted to make customers feel comfortable, as if you were eating a home-cooked meal.