If you’ve ever been to IHOP or Denny’s late at night, you know what to expect. Aggravated employees who don’t look like they want to be there, very average food that you’ll eat just because everything else is closed, and a dirty surrounding. There’s another option you can now check out that’s open 24 hours on the weekend. Even if you’re not looking for a place open all night long, it’s still a great option for any other day or time of the week.
1220 W Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67203
Monday – Thursday: 7am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: 7am – 2pm
Delano’s Diner consist of your basic breakfast staples along with other items like hummus, sandwiches, catfish, lasagna, meatloaf, country fried steak and other comfort foods. I was recommended this restaurant by the guys over at Deville’s Barbershop. One of my best friends felt Delano’s Diner offers solid breakfast food which was enough to warrant multiple visits.
Once I arrived, I noticed the cleanliness of the restaurant. Everything was well-kept and tables were consistently being bussed. Any staff that walked by greeted patrons upon entrance. There was just a good vibe to the whole place.
Arriving right in between breakfast and lunch time, I opted to order something from both sides of the menu. At the recommendation of my server, I went with the Cowboy Sausage Combo which consisted of smoked sausage links, two eggs, two hotcakes and hash browns. I also went with the bierock.
For starters, the plate presentation was nice if you’re into that sort of thing. As for the actual meal, the pancakes were probably some of the best I’ve ever had in town. They were light and fluffy. If I worked at Delano’s Diner, I could see myself eating these everyday of the week and not gaining any weight cause they are so light. (Realistically, I’d probably gain 50 pounds).
The hash browns weren’t the crispy type which I actually prefer. When they brought my meal out, they did ask if I wanted my hash browns cooked a little more which I pass. Overall the Cowboy Sausage Combo was a solid order just as my friend said it’d be.
Miraculously, I had some room left for half of a bierock. The Ol’ Towne Bierock as they call it comes with beef, onions, cabbage, and American cheese. What I liked about the bierock was it didn’t have a major surplus of onions. Delano’s was light on it and putting the focus on the beef which was seasoned well and the american cheese. Even better was when I had my leftovers for dinner. I should have ordered an extra for later!
It doesn’t end there. Below is the Delano Destruction. If God told Adam and Eve to avoid this at the beginning of time, I’m pretty sure all the apples would have remained put at the Garden of Eden. My niece and nephew had no problem putting this down.
At Delano’s, the service time was excellent. It didn’t take long for the food to arrive and that’s with plenty of other customers inside. The staff were all incredibly friendly and made my dining experience all the more enjoyable. My server was engaging and making sure everything was up to par.
I will definitely be going back to try their reuben among other options.
With the warmer weather coming soon, it should be noted the Q-Line could get you there as its last stop is right at Delano. Whether its breakfast or even a late night meal when the bars close, put this place on your list of options.
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