CHRIS’S TEXAS WIENERS
51 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, 973-763-6300
Hours: Mon–Sat, 6 am–9 pm; Sun, 7 am–5 pm
Style: Super-casual diner; after one visit it’s an everyone-knows-your-name joint. Chat up the friendly staff while waiting for a table. Seating is in booths, a few tables and at the counter.
Don’t Miss: Coffee is always fresh, and breakfasts are hearty. French toast ($4.25, white or whole wheat) is crisp outside, moist inside. Add (are you ready?) beef, pork, turkey sausage, ham, Taylor ham, bacon, turkey bacon or corned beef hash (phew!) for $2.50 to $3.95. Waffles and pancakes can be adorned with cinnamon apples, chocolate chips, fresh blueberries or bananas. Three-egg omelets ($4.50–$7.95) come with home fries or grits and toast. Order it egg-white only, or forgo the egg for breakfast wraps like the Hell Hole ($6.25) stuffed with ham, onions, jalapeños and cheddar. For lunch, tuck into triple-decker sandwiches ($7.95), burgers ($3.95–$7.75) or the $10.25 Texas Giant, two 6-ounce burgers on a toasted roll with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa picante, fries and slaw. Speaking of Texas, there’s always the namesake wiener—have it Italian style with peppers, onions and potatoes ($4.50, single/$5.50, double) or classic, with mustard, onion and chili ($2.50). Hot platters range from turkey and gravy or meatloaf (each $9.50) to grilled tilapia ($9.75), New York steak ($13.75) or fried chicken ($9.50). Platters come with soup or salad, potatoes, vegetables and bread.
Heads Up: Street parking only.
The Scoop: Feed the kids for just $5.75 each. Choose from grilled cheese, burger, hot dog, pita pizza or spaghetti and meatballs, all served with french fries and soda or milk.Click here to leave a comment
What's a Quick Bite? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.
Cuisine Type:American - Diner