Tales from the Trails Blog

  • Good Food, Great Tradition and a Bit of Celebrity

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 — By Admin

    Featured in Time magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Highway 50, Aint That American Book and the movie Falling From Grace set the bar pretty high for Larrisons Diner in Seymour, but dont worry, the diner lives up to the hype! Larrisons Diner has been a traditional downtown café for over 30 years, though before that is was Harts Sandwich Shop, which started in the 1940s. It became Larrisons in 1975 and is now operated by Liz and her brother Kevin, who purchased it from their parents in 1996. This is good food by good people carrying on a tradition in a small town for more than 70 years. Alt Text Walking into Larrisons is like walking into home. It is a diner, but you feel like you are family. Maybe thats because some people have been coming here since they were kids and generations still enjoy the fountain Big Red. It is not unusual to see a grandpa sharing a milkshake and fries with his grandson. Pam at the grill used to come in and meet the guy running the grill, who then became her husband! Lena has been working here for 24 years and still hand peels the potatoes, cuts the onions and makes the cole slaw, fresh daily. My favorites, and it is hard to choose as I sampled many, many items, would have to be the tenderloin, the Big E Burger, the grilled onions, milk shakes, and the soup. The French fries are a must! They are hand cut every day..Its safe to say almost everything on the menu ended up as my favorite. I could write about this diner all day long, but you just need to visit Larrisons Diner in Seymour and try it all for yourself. You wont be disappointed. PS  Ask to sit at the John Mellencamp table&its his favorite place to eat in Seymour.

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