September 16, 2010

Double D Diner

By Eric Shangraw

September 16, 2010 Updated Sep 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM CDT

A Washington restaurant is celebrating its one year anniversary Friday.

The Double-D Diner makes meals made from scratch.

Eric Shangraw is having breakfast at the Double-D in this week's You Gotta Eat.

The Double-D Diner is a classic, old-school eatery. Everything is cooked to order. Ninety percent of the menu is homemade.

"The sausage gravy we make fresh everyday. The biscuits we bake fresh everyday. It is those little things that we take pride in that sets us apart from everybody else," said manager and cook Eric Hiller.

Owner Pat Webb says the place is named after his sons Daniel and David. He opened it adjacent to his wife's bar-business after they got tired of seeing her customers leave the bar to get something to eat.

"And we felt we needed to have good food over there so we kept this non-alcoholic over here and we have a serving window that we serve through and seat a hundred and some people over there," said Webb.

Customers say they cherish the friendly service.

"We are the paramedics on duty (in Washington). If we get a call and come back, they bring our food right back to use or re-fix it. We just really enjoy the portions and the price. Seems like a god deal," said Dan Fishel.

Photographer Dave Janssen had ham and eggs with hash browns and wheat toast. He diced and mixed his order into a custom casserole. DJ gave it an early morning A-plus.

I had the classic two-egg combo; eggs over easy, hash browns, sausage and toast. Now, you really have to be clueless to screw up a simple breakfast. Mine was hot and prepared spot-on.

With coffee and iced-tea, our bill; $17.00 plus tip. The Double-D is worth every dime.

The Double-D Diner is on Washington Road in Washington. They're open seven days a week. Friday and Saturday night, they're open 24 hours.

Double D Diner
1217 Washington Rod (next to Autozone)
Washington

(309)444-2224

Monday-Thursday 6am-9pm
Friday-Sunday Open 24 Hours

Breakfast served all day.
Monday-Kids eat free 5pm-8pm
12 and under from children's menu only
Limit 2 meals per adult entree
Dine-In Only

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