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Dec 19, 2012 10:07 PM

Favorite thing to order at Pann's?

Is it the "Pattie Melt"?

The fried chicken?

The biscuits and gravy?

Something else?

For me, it's the Ground Beef Platter, which is like a haute Salisbury Steak. And right now I've got a real hankering for some good Salisbury Steak.


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  1. I only go there for breakfast. 70% of the time I get the hamburger patty and eggs with hash browns and instead of toast I get biscuits and gravy. Sometimes I get the andouille sausage and eggs...eggs always over medium.

        1. re: wienermobile

          Turkey gets my vote too.

          I've never had the patty melt. Which I will try someday. And the corned beef hash (which I read here is an intermittent offering)

        2. Patty melt and fried wings.

          1. Patty melt, medium rare with onion rings and a brownie shake sitting in Penny's section.

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            1. re: Servorg

              And some Zocror with your tab ...

              1. re: ipsedixit

                No one lives you might as well tempt fate (and taste buds too) along the way...

                1. re: Servorg

                  And if you're going to die, you probably want to do it with a Pattie Melt firmly wedged between your mouth, right?

                  (By the way, did you notice how Pann's spells "Pattie Melt"? Maybe the "ie" instead of the "y" is what makes it so special?)

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    I was at Pann's last night (Friday). My mom loves their clam chowder (only on Fridays) so we often end up there. Nothing really knocks me out, but I admit a weakness for the old fashioned diner food so I sometimes get the chicken fried steak, chicken wings and waffles, the greek island chicken, and sometimes the pattie melt but it sometimes leads to buyer's remorse because it definitely can't be healthy. I did try the hamburger steak seeing as ipsedixit had mentioned it. That's one big meat patty with mushrooms. I have had the pea soup once and it was good, but I'm not a big pea soup fan. My neighbor likes their breakfasts, but he thinks they're a little pricey. We had Nicole as our server, but when Penny came by to chat I mentioned someone had mentioned they wanted to be in Penny's section. "What does he order?" she asked and I told her "pattie melt, I think." I didn't blow your cover Servorg. I have had the corned beef hash once (back around St. Patrick's) and I thought it was a little too salty. I haven't had another chance to give it another shot. We have been taking a loaf of their cranberry bread home since they have it right now.

                    1. re: Feed_me

                      Great story, thanks for sharing.

                      Yeah, that is one big meat patty ...

                      1. re: Feed_me

                        I agree 110 % that it is too pricey. And yet I go there way more than I should.

                        I also get a terrible heavy feeling after devouring that hefty patty melt.

                        And the corned beef has is too salty.

                        Try out those salmon cakes next time.

              2. The Fried Chicken Wings, Split Pea Soup, Spinach Side, Corned Beef Hash (Call ahead!)


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                1. re: Dommy

                  call ahead? does sergio make the corned beef hash?

                  1. re: linus

                    Ha...Pann's makes their own corned beef as far as I know, and they don't do it on a regular basis. So when my visit luckily coincides with the CB production my decision on what to have is an easy one. Doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      LOL! Believe me, I HATE having to call ahead (I'm allergic to reservations). But this, like a hankering for Sergio's Ceviche... is worth it...