Pappy's Diner at 1300 W. Prince Rd. doesn't try to be hip or artsy. They simply serve approachable, generously portioned dishes with exceptional diner-friendly service.
With "diner" in the name, breakfast is the main attraction. However, the menu runs deep. Read carefully to discover a section on stuffed burgers, all of which are $8.99.
Don't let the reasonable price fool you — these burgers are gargantuan.
Although the burgers are cooked well-done, proper seasoning and cheesy stuffings help keep them juicy. You'll need extra napkins.
The Zumba is the most popular option. Mushrooms and grilled onions add savory depth, while Thousand Island dressing provides a profile similar to an animal-style burger from In-N-Out Burger.
Although the Mediterranean has namesake ingredients such as olives, feta, and tzatziki, the flavor combination ends up reminiscent of a pizza, but in a good way.
Order the Miss Piggy for a meatier experience. The bacon and spam add moments of addictive salty bites.
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Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he...