Small Business Spotlight: The Dugout Diner

The Dugout Diner, a small spot in Owensboro offering great meals at an even better price to Owensboro residents for year.

Posted: Jul 1, 2021 4:40 PM
Updated: Jul 1, 2021 6:56 PM

The Dugout Diner, a small spot in Owensboro offering great meals at an even better price to Owensboro residents for year.

“We don’t have anything over $6.99 on our menu, and like I said, the home cooking, the friendliness of the staff. Everybody’s that’s here has been here for at least two years, and everybody here is family," said Brittany Tyler, co-owner of The Dugout Diner.

And this local restaurant has been serving up fresh meals to Owensboro residents for years now

“We still hand-pat our burgers," said Tyler. "That’s our primary focus. The hand-patted burgers. We use real ground beef.”

And during the heart of the pandemic, this local business stepped up and delivered more than 40,000 free meals to local senior citizens who were staying in their home.

“They had the kids meals that the schools were offering," said Tyler. "It seemed like everyone was supported except the senior citizens, so we wanted to do something for the senior citizens. “

Tyler and company gave away almost 700 meals a day to any local senior citizen who asked for one, and that hometown care and love is what has customers coming back day-after-day.

“I come in, as soon as I walk in, ‘Hey, Marty, how are you doing?’ They know me," said Marty Tanner. "I like that. It’s more on a personal level. I know them, so it’s that home feeling I like.”

You can check out the dugout diner right off of 18th street any day of the week from 5 am - 2pm, and they’ll be sure to treat you like family.

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