The Jose: It's the narrowest restaurant in Minneapolis — only 10 feet wide — but it's not skimping on flavor. The Jose is named after an old customer and includes two poached eggs, salsa and cheddar cheese on top of hash browns.
Chipped Beef: Bill Smith has been serving the same things for 35 years: "It's every basic — but it's every basic done the best it can be done." That includes his chipped beef over rye, which is a local favorite that's made in-house.
Breakfast Pork Chops: There's no freezer in the kitchen here, so everything is made with fresh ingredients — including their famous chops for breakfast. The meat is marinated in basil pesto and is served with classic breakfast fixings.
Maple Bacon Donut: While everything at Nickel Diner is made from scratch, nothing catches your eye quite like their Maple Bacon Donut. The glaze has maple syrup in it, and the whole creation is topped off with crispy bacon.
House-Cured Ham with Redeye Gravy: The owners here pride themselves in the lengthy processes that go into their food. The ham is house-cured — a process that starts days before it's served — and served with homemade redeye gravy.