If you don't love a good diner, then just get out of America right now. The greasy spoon is a proud U.S. tradition, serving up strong coffee and good pie to weary travelers and late-shift workers. Ally's Comfort Cafe has the feel of a café more than the roadside diners of yore, but all the diner hallmarks remain. The menu is varied but consists mostly of casual, familiar fare: sandwiches, soups, burgers, and breakfast foods. A rotating offering of lunch specials ranges from quiche to pot roast. There's also evidence of South Florida's influence in the mahi mahi fingers and the matzoh ball soup. But perhaps the most diner-like part of Ally's is right in the name—it's so comfortable. The kids can fill the pages of coloring books as their adult minders linger over coffees, and single diners can even select from an offering of books to read while they eat. No one will rush you out of Ally's.
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