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Howley’s Restaurant

4700 S. Dixie Hwy. (Russlyn Dr.) Send to Phone
This retro ’50s diner/bar serves classic and modern American fare all day and most of the night.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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Howley’s Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Before the interstate highways system existed, indie diners on local routes throughout the U.S. were open all night to fuel long-distance truckers. And while this throwback on the South Dixie Highway no longer serves 24/7, it’s open till 2 a.m. on weekdays and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, with breakfast available, as it should be at all diners, anytime. Have eggs the basic way, with just some bacon to help ’em slide down, in the “Night Howley.” Breakfast egg-free with buttermilk pancakes or Belgian waffles, the latter made on Howley’s original 1950 waffle irons. Naturally the menu is packed with lunch/dinner dishes, too, some suitable for breakfast: a generously garnished smoked salmon and bagel platter; Old South shrimp and grits, particularly good with a side of fried green tomatoes. As the youngish, mod and very friendly staff suggests, late-night diners these days are more partiers than truckers, and many contemporary items have been added to the menu, including hip alcoholic drinks like fresh ingredient-driven modern mixology cocktails. Nevertheless you can still get an old-fashioned cuppa joe or a beer --- mostly craft brews but still the Breakfast of Champions.

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