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THE EAT BEAT: Lee's Family Diner

Editor's Note:

This new regular feature appears bi-monthly on our editorial page. Our anonymous diner visits restaurants in our coverage area and provides reviews based on the quality of food, service and cost. If a restaurant happens to receive an unfavorable review, the reviewer will revisit the restaurant within a three month period for an updated review. We hope you enjoy this section, and please be sure to patronize our many local restaurants.

Lee's Family Diner

Ash Flat, Ark.

I know I reviewed an Ash Flat eatery last time, but I couldn't resist this one. While in town I noticed a new restaurant on U.S. 167 across from the Sharp County courthouse, Lee's Family Diner. This location was originally a private residence, but has also been the home to a dress shop and at least two other restaurants. I decided to give the latest in the string a try.

On this particular day my dining companion was not with me, so I went alone. Upon entering I noticed the 50's era décor, heavy on the Coca Cola influence. The place was also very clean and tidy. I seated myself and was immediately waited on. I must add that I arrived a few minutes prior to 11 a.m. and was a few minutes early for lunch, so there were few other patrons at that point. After taking and delivering my drink order the waitress ran down the daily lunch special, which I ordered.

This consisted of meatloaf and two sides. I chose mashed potatoes and green beans. After a short wait my meal was delivered. The slab of meatloaf was nicely seasoned and of a nice proportion with a traditional ketchup glaze. The mashed potatoes came with brown gravy and were rich and tasty. As well the green beans were seasoned with bits of bacon and well seasoned. And get this, a warm roll. There was plenty to eat and I almost didn't try the included dessert, but I'm glad I did. The dessert this day was pineapple upside down cake and was very good. All of this for $6.50.

Lee's is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. They are handicapped accessible and do not serve alcohol. Don't let the appearance of a lack of parking in front fool you, plenty on the side and in back. They also do carry out.

So how did they stack up? The food was good. It wasn't exotic or unusual, but it isn't meant to be. The service was quite good, even taking into account for the small crowd at the time. And $6.50 for a sit down meal is pretty darn good these days. A meal from almost any fast food place will cost more than that. Lee's is the kind of place that you can grab and early breakfast or a quick plate lunch during the week. I predict they may break the location curse that has dogged the previous restaurants and prevail. I'd give them a solid 3 and ¾ stars. Until next time, enjoy.

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