perry’s cafe / old town


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

11 Responses

  1. Dennis says:

    Hi Mary! I actually mentioned them a third if including a Friday Foto Buffet post, but yeah, since I usually order the same thing here it gets a bit redundant… πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I feel you can’t go wrong with the hash browns here. Great every time.

  2. OMG, those hash brows!!!!! Must have. I have always wondered about this place, driving over it on the freeway. I remember Dennis’ post about this place too. Looks like it has a neat old school vibe.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Yeah, the hash browns here are good, man! It is totally totally old school. I’m pretty sure it looks the same as the day they opened their doors, it feels like a time warp from the 70’s or something. But it’s hearty and it’s good. Simple cooking!

  3. browns.

    i no can spell!

  4. Faye says:

    The corn beef looks really small compared to the rest of the portion. Maybe it’s bc the rest of the stuff looks so big?

    I like how Keiths is your benchmark for diner food. It’s mine too πŸ™ We should do an Ode to Keiths post together.

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – I think I just got a CRAPTON of hash browns. Not that I mind, I loves me some hash browns. I didn’t even eat this whole plate. It was too much! Keith’s is still my benchmark, I totally miss it. We should do a Keith’s homage!

  5. Lauren says:

    Keith’s! Now that was a diner. Miss that place.

    I love Perry’s, too! We live right up the street but don’t go there nearly enough. Great chicken fried steak, awesome service, delicious french toast!

    Love your blog! πŸ™‚

    • mary says:

      Hi Lauren! I am a sucker for chicken fried steak, I’ll have to try it at Perry’s! Currently I think my favorite chicken fried steak is at Tobey’s 19th Hole. I might be making myself hungry… πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment!

      • Lauren says:

        I will have to check out Tobey’s 19th Hole, I have never heard of that place! You’re making both of us hungry now! πŸ™‚

        • mary says:

          Hi Lauren – It’s a really cool spot – I used to have a review on here about it but I don’t anymore. It’s at the Balboa Park golf course and everything is made from scratch there. It’s cash only and has a really awesome view towards Downtown. Definitely check it out!

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