On the Road – Local Favorite Serving Just Good Food, The Pitt Stop Cafe

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The best of small town America usually includes one or two small cafes. Coffee is always brewing with fresh made pies and the locals stopping by to eat and chat. No out of town d?cor, no vaulted ceilings, nothing real fancy, more like gathering around the kitchen table with friends and eating good home cooking and drinking sweet tea. You don?t dress to eat there, you just come to eat.{{more}}

Every small town has one or should have one. Kennedale does and it ranks as one of the best. The Kennedale Pitt Stop Caf? at 7089 E Kennedale Parkway (287) sits on the southeast edge of town on a little rise looking back on the redeveloping city of Kennedale, just pass the Little Red Barn feed store and Red?s Roadhouse.
Owners and managers of The Pitt Stop in Kennedale

It was said to have been here since 1928 under one name or another. The current owners, Deborah Ridenhour and Shelley Marnell Hibbard have been in business here at least six years.

Pitt Stop interior
The d?cor and name is taken from Kennedale long association with car racing – dirt and drag racing. It is small but there are always seats as one party moves in and another moves out. It is clean and bright. A first timer will quickly realize that this is a place for friends and family and the visitor is welcomed as one of them. It is the kind of place that you don?t sit down to eat, you ?settle in? to eat and enjoy

Daily vegetable choices, The

Pitt Stop

Courtney Marnell, a daughter of one of the owners, is in charge of the kitchen and the food that turns out what is billed as ?American Southern (traditional)? which means that you will see vegetable offerings of black-eye peas, pinto beans and spinach and other items as cornbread and grits. There are always lunch specials which means a full meal with s simple dessert for $5.99, drink extra.

Last Friday?s special was a choice of a fish and shrimp plate or homemade jambalaya along with two vegetables, cornbread/row and dessert. The everyday breakfast special is 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, hash browns & a meat (bacon, sausage or ham) for $5.79. But the menu has a lot of variety from south of the border to chops and chicken fried steaks to hamburgers and sandwiches to omelettes, french toast and breakfast tacos. You can even have a cup of hot tea or hot cocoa.

You can check out the daily specials by visiting The Pitt Stop Caf? facebook page at www.facebook.com/thePittStopCafe

The Pitt Stop Cafe is open Monday through Friday, 6am ? 2:30pm. On Saturday Pitt is open 6:30am ? 2:30am and closed on Sunday. Visit a Kennedale original.

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