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Welcome Diner

Welcome Diner 2.0, now situated at that hot Garfield District intersection at Pierce and 10th streets, doesn't have the same snug charm as its original location a block away. What it does have is a crisp, retro look, marrying its neon pink-and-blue sign with the diner's seating options — which is to say, booths, a wraparound lunch counter, a bar with liquor bottles crawling up the wall, and a massive, usually busy, porch-style patio. Gulf Coast-inspired dishes like jambalaya are big here, as are the classic cocktails. But it's the biscuits people talk about: They're big, pillowy, and have excellent biscuit names like the Bumblebee and Big Jim.
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  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10:30 a.m.-midnight
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: On-street
  • Extra Services: Catering
  • Takeout
  • Delivery