The dining room at Mundy’s Diner Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Bill Lackey/Staff

This Springfield diner has a 1950s Americana vibe you have to try

Sometimes, it just takes a bit of help from friends to get a new business started. That’s the case with this week’s featured spot, and things worked out great.

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Restaurant: Mundy’s Diner

Location: 920 Selma Road, Springfield

Telephone: (937) 717-1726

Fresh banana french toast at Mundy's Diner. Bill Lackey/Staff

Background/Overview: Michael’s Florist & Gifts resided in this corner building for many years. In 2013, Tammy Mundy saw a “For Sale” sign on the property. She asked a friend if he would help her purchase it on a land contract, and he agreed to do so.

Through the next several years she and her family renovated the place little by little, while she continued to work her fulltime jobs to keep up the payments on everything. Also, she gives a heart-felt thanks to Michael and Ricki Pepin for helping support her financially from the beginning of this lengthy venture.

Finally, everyone’s hard work and dedication resulted in the opening day of Mundy’s Diner on Jan. 30, 2018. Tammy notes, “We think it’s a bright spot in the neighborhood, and it’s homemade cooking!”

Mundy’s Diner is in a 1950s-styled setting decorated with nostalgic entertainment memorabilia. The owner is also the kitchen manager. She serves homemade American food for breakfast and lunch.

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The menu at Mundy's Diner. Bill Lackey/Staff

The Menu:

  • Beverages: Variety of soft drinks — $1 (cans only); Milk — $1.99 (sm.); Maxwell House Coffee — $2.09; Lemonade — $2.09; Juice — $2.50 (sm.); Milkshake — $3.75.
  • Breakfast: Yogurt — $1.99; Oatmeal — $2 (sm.); Egg Sandwich — $2.25; French Toast, or Pancakes (three) — $3; Two-Egg Cheese Omelette w/toast — $3.99; “Tammy Cooper’s” Homemade Sausage Biscuits & Gravy (sm.) — $4.50; Eggs (two), meat, potato, & toast — $5.99; Three-Egg Spinach Omelette w/fruit, or yogurt, & toast — $6.99; Three-Egg Western Omelette w/potato, & toast — $7.99.
  • “Specials” (w/coffee, or tea): BLT w/grits, or potato — $5.99; Corned Beef Hash w/eggs & grits, or potato — $6.99; Egg Sandwich w/meat, & potato — $6.99; “Tammy Cooper’s” Homemade Sausage Gravy & Biscuits w/eggs & grits, or potato — $6.99; Two Egg Rings w/grits, or potato — $6.99; “Fritz Slammer” (eggs, meat, grits, or potato, biscuits & gravy) — $10.95; New York Strip Steak (six oz.) w/eggs, grits, or potato — $11.95.
  • Appetizers: Basket of Fries — $2.99; Cauliflower, Fried Green Tomatoes (six), Fried Pickles, Mushrooms, or Onion Rings — $5.95; Chicken Wings — $8.99.
  • Soups: “Soup-of-the-Day,” or Chili-$2.99 (cup)/$3.99 (bowl).
  • Salads: “House” Salad — $4; Chef Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad, or Taco Salad — $6.99.
  • Sides: Applesauce, or Cottage Cheese — $1.99; Fresh Fruit, Fried Apples, Fried Cabbage, Hash Browns, or Home Fries — $2.99.
  • Sandwiches/Sub (w/French Fries & pickle): Grilled Cheese — $4.99; Hamburger (one-third lb.) w/toppings — $6.50; BLT Double Decker (w/six strips of bacon) — $8; Chicken Philly — $8; Patty Melt — $8.
  • Hot Dog: $1.50. Customize your Hot Dog for one dollar more.
  • French Bread Pizza (two): Pepperoni — $7.
  • Kid’s Meals (w/drink): Grilled Cheese w/side, or Hot Dog w/side — $3.99; Chicken Strips w/side, or Hamburger w/side — $5.50.
  • Desserts: Root Beer Float — $2; Cake-$2.99; Banana Split — $4.50.
The dinning room at Mundy’s Diner. Bill Lackey/Staff
Photo: Contributing Writers

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Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Grill closes at 1:45 p.m.)

More Information:

There’s very limited parking in the Diner’s lot, however, plenty of free street parking is near the building.

There’s indoor seating for 26 customers. As soon as the weather allows, an outdoor patio will be open with picnic tables for additional customer seating. And, the patio will also be equipped with a cornhole game and sandbox for more family fun at Mundy’s Diner.

Look for local restaurant profiles by Glenn and Kim Creyts every other week in “Life.” For inquiries regarding this column, and “Restaurant Profile” ideas and suggestions for future columns, please contact Glenn and Kim via e-mail: glenncreyts@att.net.

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