Diners

Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill

This is my second of two diners in the Indianapolis area. Before leaving, we decided to stop at one more. Since it’s “famous” we couldn’t say no.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill

Atmosphere: D
Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill is located in a small strip mall. It’s easy to find, and the outside is bold. The inside, however, is dirty. When you walk in, your feet are immediately met with a sticky floor. There are several booths, tables, as well as a lit up bar area.

Coffee: B
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh and refilled often. It was good diner coffee, and I have no complaints.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill coffee

Food: B
Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill have everything a diner would have. From pancakes to omelets, to lunch options. If you are looking for a healthy choice, they do have salads, but I wouldn’t come here for them.  As a pancake house, they are known for their pancakes. I wish I had come before my half marathon, and carb loaded here.

I decided to order the Indy 500 Skillet. On paper, it sounded like it would be massive and it came with: Canadian bacon, sausage, chorizo, gyro meat, onions, mushrooms, shredded cheese, and hashbrowns.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill skillet

I also chose to get a biscuit with it.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill

When the food arrived, it as significant but not massive. While the food was good, I was expecting a more substantial portion.

Service: A
The waitress was nice, and our food came out quickly. Our waitress made sure everything was refilled and that we got things as needed. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Cost: $
For my skillet and coffee, it was $13.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I thought the Indy Famous Pancake House and Grill were excellent, but I’m not sure I would go back. It’s hard for me to look past how sticky and dirty the floor was. The food was decent, and the waitress was friendly.

Atmosphere: D
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $5-16
Overall: C

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Questions for you:
Do you like skillets? Where is your favorite from?
What is your favorite kind of pancake?

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Diners

Paragon Family Restaurant (Indianapolis)

Paragon Family Restaurant (Indianapolis)

Recently I was in Indianapolis for a wedding. Since my new goal is to go to a new diner in every state, it was a perfect time to try a diner in Indiana. There aren’t a lot of diners in Indianapolis, but I managed to find one. While it doesn’t have “diner” in the name, it’s still a diner. The Paragon Family Restaurant looks, feels, and tastes like a diner.

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Paragon Family Restaurant Atmosphere: B
The Paragon Family Restaurant is located on the corner in a small strip mall. There is plenty of parking. The inside of the Paragon Family Restaurant has two full rooms with plenty of booths and tables. It lacks a regular bar to sit. They don’t have advertising placemats, but instead, the entire table top is filled with advertisements. It’s a pretty cool way to save paper.

Paragon Family Restaurant Coffee: B
The coffee at the Paragon Family Restaurant was brewed hot and fresh, and I have no complaints. The waitress refilled it often. There was nothing particularly good or bad about it.

Paragon Family Restaurant Indianapolis In coffee

Paragon Family Restaurant Food: A
The Paragon Family Resturant menu has several options like any diner. They serve all-day breakfast, plus lunch, and dinner. A few Paragon Family Restaurant menu items that stuck out to me were:

  • The skillets served with cheddar cheese, topped with 2 eggs
  • The sandwiches served with american fries
  • Omelets served with American fries, toast
  • Pancakes and several griddle options served with 2 eggs
  • Poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce served with home fries

It wouldn’t be my first choice if you are trying to eat healthy as it’s typical of a small town, diner.  Paragon Family Restaurant Indianapolis In skillet

I decided to order the Mexican Skillet. It came with green peppers, onions, jalapeno peppers, chorizo, eggs, sausage, topped with cheese. It also came with either two pancakes or 2 biscuits, and I chose the biscuits.

Paragon Family Restaurant Indianapolis In skillet

The food itself was good but filling. I haven’t had a Mexican skillet in a long time, but it was filling.  I like spicy foods and appreciated how spicy it was without being overpowering. The biscuits were good too, and they were some of my favorite diner biscuits.

Paragon Family Restaurant Service: A
The waitress was friendly and kind, and the food came out fast. It was a great experience.

Paragon Family Restaurant Cost:
For my skillet and coffee, the coffee it was $14.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Paragon Family Restaurant:
I liked the Paragon Family Restaurant, and if I were in the area, I would go back. It’s a great option with plenty of choices.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: A
Service: A
Cost: $5-12

Paragon Family Restaurant Overall: B

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Questions for you:
Have you tried a breakfast skillet before? Did you like it?
Do you like spicy food?