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Millie's Diner

2603 E. Main St. (26th St.) Send to Phone
Transplanted from L.A. nearly two decades ago, this is a fine example of a gourmet diner.


Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Millie's Diner Restaurant Review

: American cuisine and an international eclecticism blends with college-town casual in an unprepossessing atmosphere. The line cooks dressed in T-shirts are positioned up by the front window so counter-sitters can watch the action. If you’re seated elsewhere, you’ll miss out on some of the fun. The dinner menu changes often, but you might start with pork cheek Bolognese or fried chicken livers with pickled okra and hot sauce, then move on to grilled quail stuffed with cornbread and chorizo, sautéed endive and a sweet chili glaze and top it off with pumpkin gelato with caramel sauce. For lunch or brunch, specials abound, like the savory Dutch pancake with duck confit. Still, don’t bypass Castro’s Mess, a riot of Cuban pork, tortillas, black beans, cheddar and pico de gallo. Whenever you come, you’ll probably face a wait. You’ll also surely eat very well, so hang in there.

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