Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bananas Modern American Diner

Bananas Modern American Diner (located on Mills) is part of the same company that brings you Funky Monkey, Prickly Pear and Nick’s Italian Restaurant.
They offer Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bananas features drag shows at different times throughout the week, and late nights on the weekends the “girls” double as your servers while doing performances between taking orders.

I have eaten at Bananas many times. The servers are fun and personable. (Addison is my favorite) Sometimes the kitchen is “backed up” making the service slow, and I can’t remember the last time that they were not out of something on the menu.
The food usually tastes good, but it is not at all consistent in quality or portion size.
Upon occasion I have even had food there that I thought was terrible.
I wonder if the management or kitchen staff know what they are doing. This being said, I have had many stand-out menu items that are both appealing to the eye and delicious to the palette such as…

Daddy’s Burger (Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Sweet Onions - $9.99) served with Homemade Potato Chips

Grilled Cheese (3 Cheeses served with a cup of Tomato and Sage Bisque - $7.99)

Bananas Big Breakfast (3 Eggs, French toast, Bacon and Hash-Browns - $8.99)

Daddy’s Burger with a Grilled Chicken Breast – Even better with the chicken!

Chili – Classic American Bean-less Chili

Chicken and Waffles (Classic Deep Fried Butter Milk Boneless Chicken, Belgian Waffle, Country Gravy $12.99)

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Onion Rings!

They also offer a cup of Bean and Ham Soup for only 18 cents (with an entrée) and it is actually quite good!

Many of Bananas concepts are pretty good, and overall they seem to do a pretty decent business. I just feel like a little consistency and a little tweeking of a few things would certainly help. I would recommend giving them a try, but perhaps go in with low expectations.

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Bananas Modern American Diner on Urbanspoon

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