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Katie's Diner

Katie's Diner, Restaurants, Burgers, Edinburgh
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Time Out says

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American-style diner with several twists on the traditional burger, including chilli cheese, BBQ, Mexican, Hawaiian and Cajun varieties

If the blue and red neon sign in the window of this corner diner gives the first hint to its love of American food, the burgers and steaks on the menu confirm it. As well as chilli cheeseburgers, smoky BBQ burgers and Mexiburgers (from £8.95-£10.95), there are also Hawaiian and Cajun twists, with chicken breast served with gooey cheese and a chargrilled ring of pineapple, and salmon rolled in Cajun spices and served with Katie’s homemade coleslaw. Desserts keep it old fashioned and classic, with sticky toffee pudding, pecan pie with ice cream and brownies with fudge sauce all made inhouse.

It’s got the small scale mom and pop ethos down too, with an actual person named Katie and her husband - and no-one else - running things, which leads to polite warnings on the menu that they might run out of things sometimes (it’s also best to book in advance). The decor verges on the bizarre, with guitars and saxophones suspended from the walls and a hotch potch of Jack Vettriano posters and Big Apple memorabilia, but like the best diners, the weird bits only add an extra cherry on top.

By: Claire Sawers



Address: 12 Barclay Terrace
EH10 4HP
Opening hours: Tue-Sat from 6pm
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