I had this place recommended by a friend some time ago, but I don’t get to Norman very often. Yes, it is called “Diner”, not “The Diner” or anything like that. It as been on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” also. It’s right in downtown Norman.
I got there about 1300 today. Every table was full, but I sat at the counter immediately. This was cool as I could watch the cooks do their thing. There were some really, really, really good looking burgers cooking there; my nose was driving me crazy, they smelled so good! On the same grill, there were pancakes, hash browns, skin-on red potatoes, eggs, bacon, and sausage, and… tamales cooking (I’m just about drooling just thinking about that again). (Wipes laptop LCD and keyboard down)
I ordered tea and a bowl of chili. The tea was OK. The chili was fairly fine, no big chunks of things, but all meat! No beans there. There was a taste of onion, and maybe just a bit of black pepper, and of course chili pepper. The chili left a fine bead of sweat on my forehead, but it didn’t set the tongue on fire or anything like that. It was hot as it could be from the pot, though.
Damn, those burgers smelled good. I need to go back there.
I left at about 1330. My check was $8.23. Be warned – they do not take credit cards! They close at 1400 most days, closed all day Sunday. I could really like this place.