Kane’s Harley Diner became my go-to lunch place when I went out with H and other babies. The kitschy diner has been in Inglewood for more than a decade. It’s not fancy, but it doesn’t need to be. Regulars come back for the filling plates and service by ladies who call you “sweetie” and “honey.”
(By the time I finish posting this, I think the beautiful pregnant waitress will have had her baby by now. The last time I went, I wanted her to sit down and get my own food!)
The best plates are the ones dripping with homemade gravy like the Burn Out Hammy ($10.50). A heavy hamburger patty on thick, garlic toast was slathered with sautéed mushrooms and onions.
Route 66 ($10) is another gravy-worthy vessel. Two thick slabs of meatloaf, flecked with minced vegetables, came on toasted bread, lettuce, tomato and onion.
Fries are ordinary but onion rings are nice and crunchy.
I was really craving pie one day but there was none even though it was listed on the menu. However, the waitress suggested their homemade cinnamon buns instead. They are to die for. Kane’s serves them cut it in half, toasted warm and then smeared with cream cheese frosting.
Kane’s Harley Diner, 1209 Ninth Ave. S.E., (403) 269-7311. Open Sunday to Wednesday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Room for strollers: Yes
High chairs: Two fun Harley-Davidson high chairs, also wooden high chairs.
Ambiance: Lots of space, very family-friendly.