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Howley’s Restaurant Restaurant Review: This now-retro diner opened in 1950 by owner Patrick J. Howley when 24-hour roadside eateries catered to truck drivers on South Dixie Highway. It was purchased and restored a decade ago but the Formica tables with vintage boomerang patterns, soda fountain with swivel stools and original terrazzo floors remain; a gallery showing local artists’ work was added giving it a hipster vibe. The place is open until 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, with breakfasts such as Momma’s hot cakes and shrimp with cheddar grits available anytime. Other menu items include crab cakes with mustard sherry sauce, a pulled chicken sandwich, seared ahi burger with wasabi mayo, turkey potpie and country fried steak. Satisfy a sweet tooth with cream pies or strawberry shortcake. Cocktails like the Creamsicle martini could also be dessert.