Saturday, December 5, 2015
Milwaukee, WI Edition: Miss Katie's Diner
Miss Katie's Diner borders on "touristy," but that label means nothing to me if the food is good. The diner has a '50s theme and has been around for 25 years.
It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has been known to be frequented by celebrities. President Clinton and then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1996; Rachel Ray featured the diner's breakfast in Food Channel's $40 Dollars a Day; Hillary Clinton stopped by in 2008; Henry Winkler in 2008 (there's a bronze Fonz statue in downtown Milwaukee); Michelle Obama visited in 2010.
And the table we were seated at had a plaque that said "Party Host(ess)" was filmed at that table Nov. 4, 1999. No clue what that means.
Our waitress was a bit sassy, and I loved it. The menus are pretty straightforward with eggs, omelets and some french toast. I opted for the three slices because it came with ham, Italian sausage or bacon. I went with sausage.
Yes. The French toast was accompanied with two tubs of butter and syrup, so of course I slathered that all over it. Delicious. I really like French toast, can you tell? The sausage was also tasty. It was quick, filling and tasty - so tourist trap or not, I'm a fan.