We don't blame you if you've never heard of it. We hadn't either until the word spread from one of our friends a couple weeks ago. It's called Danny's All American Diner and if you blink driving by you could easily miss it.
But, make no mistake. This North Tampa Diner is definitely worth the time if you're in to a huge assortment of American comfort foods including burgers, dogs, dairy treats, and more (and really, who isn't?).
Guy Fieri even thinks so. Like its national TV spotlight brethren the Taco Bus and Skipper's Smokehouse, Danny's belongs to a rare group of Tampa restaurants featured on the Food Network. In this case, it was the aptly titled show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
But, enough about all the hooplah. The food is what really matters.
Danny's has a simple process, you go up to the outdoor window, order, and take a seat at one of the (hopefully) empty, red picnic tables outside. This could easily be hell in the summer heat, but if you can stick it out, it's worth it.
Danny's claim to fame is their Triple Play burger, a monstrosity composed of Mojo pork, Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, American Cheese, tomatoes, Jalapeno peppers, french fried onion rings and mustard all atop a beef patty on grilled sourdough bread. It's almost as sinfully delicious as it sounds, but much of the flavor gets overpowered by the salty pastrami. I had to take it off after a few bites.
Included fries come out golden and possibly beer-battered a la Checkers, which is always a plus.
Danny's Chili Dog is one you won't easily forget as well. Bonus points for a fluffy, fresh bun and ACTUAL chili - beans, tomatoes, beef, and all - atop the dog.
If you find yourself around Falkenburg Road with a classic craving for everything listed above, I definitely recommend a stop at Danny's. This won't be my last.
Check out Danny's soon, then let us know what you think with your own rating and review on the Danny's All American Diner 813area Business Listing.