Danny’s All American Diner is one of the best hole-in-the-walls in America, according to The Daily Meal

Tampa’s current new restaurant boom is great, but there’s already so much to love about our city’s oldest establishments. Danny’s All-American Diner is about as old school as it gets, and goddamn if it isn’t great. The Daily Meal recently released a list of the 75 Best Hole-In-The-Wall Restaurants in America, and included Danny’s on the list. It was the only spot in Florida to make the cut.

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What makes this diner and dairy so exceptional? For starters, the Triple D Triple Play — a dish inspired by the mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri.

It features a 6.5-ounce fresh-ground patty topped with slow-roasted pork, pastrami, Swiss, American, tomatoes, jalapeños, onion ring and mustard on sourdough. Fieri crafted the treat while filming an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

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The Daily Meal also sang the praises of Danny’s killer Cuban Sandwich. The small shack of a place has a surprisingly expansive menu. Grab any variation on the classic burger here, Danny’s are basically meat towers, have a seat at one of their picnic tables and enjoy a Tampa classic.

Menu items of note include a killer Philly cheesesteak, a panini pressed grilled cheese featuring American, Swiss and cheddar on buttery Cuban bread, a polish sausage grinder, and of course their massive footlong chili dogs.

Save room for dessert because the extra thick strawberry milkshake is a summer treat dream come true.

Danny’s All American Diner, 4406 N Falkenburg Road


*Featured image courtesy of Danny’s All American Diner and Dairy

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