Miami, FL 33132
- Sun, Sat 5:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Fri 5am-5pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Takeout, Delivery
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Not Necessary, Accepted
- Lot Available
Miami New Times' Description
A Miami institution made famous by Mel Kiser and Corky Irick's movie Last Night at the S&S Diner. Bring a book while you wait 'cause wait you will in this popular counter spot. Try the chopped steak with onions and gravy, the roast turkey, or the fried sole or shrimp. And there are few better mashed potatoes served in the area. Desserts are unexceptional, but there's a decent rice pudding. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Relax, it's the best out there.
Relax, it's the best out there.
The door of the S&S Diner opened and two men walked in. They sat down at the counter. There were no tables. "What's yours?" the waitress asked them. "I don't know," one of the men said. "What do you want to eat, Al?" "I don't know," said Al. "I don't know what I want to eat." Outside it was getting hot. The traffic slowed down on Second Avenue. The two men at the counter read the... More >>
The door of the S&S Diner opened and two men walked in. They sat down at the counter. There were no tables. "What's yours?" the waitress asked them. "I don't know," one of the men said. "What do you want to eat, Al?" "I don't know," said Al. "I don't know what I want to eat." Outside it was getting hot. The traffic slowed down on Second Avenue. The two men at the counter read the menu. "I'll take ham and eggs," said the man called Al. He wore a fedora. His face was small. "Give me bacon and eggs," said the other man. He was about the same size as Al. Their faces were different, but they were dressed like twins. They sat leaning forward, their elbows on the counter. "This is a hot town," said Al. "What do they call it?" "Miami." "Ever hear of it?" Al asked his friend. "No," said the friend. "What do they do here midday?" Al asked. "They eat the big lunch," his friend said. "They all come here and eat the big lunch." "So you think that's right?" Al asked the kid sitting next to them. "Sure," the kid said. "You're a pretty bright boy, aren't you?" "Sure." "Ain't he a bright boy, Max?" Al said. "The town's full of bright boys," Max said.
Tips from foursquare
Experience “old-school communal seating” around a horseshoe bar with stools at this unchanged-by-time greasy spoon. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
The horseshoe-shaped lunch counter is a page out of Life magazine circa 1955 and so are the prices. $3 buys you a breakfast of two eggs, potatoes, and toast. Today's breakfast at yesterday's prices.
A retro throwback, S&S is a classic Americana diner . Try their famous Turkey Dinners on Tuesday nights. Be warned, it's cash only.
Grant I'm coming after your mayorship
Best grits in Miami!!!
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