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Comfortable cuisine and conversation
Rating: 2 / 5 (7 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Oct 04 - 06:40

Small diner has faithful patrons

By Jessica Creagan


SEBASTIAN -- For good conversation, friendly service and excellent chow, look no further than JD's Grill and Coney Island in Sebastian.

The little restaurant is tucked into the inside corner of Roseland Plaza on U.S. 1, but the staff is anything but shy.

Even during the busiest hours of the day waitress Dawn Jupin has a friendly "hello" for every single customer who walks through the day, for regular and newbies, although for regulars it is usually accompanied by "Do you want your usual?"

The banter between the wait staff, customers and kitchen staff is amusing and entertaining during a quick breakfast or lunch break.

All you have to do is come in, find a seat and you are assured of finding something good to eat.

The menu is very reasonably priced, with the most expensive item on the menu checking in at just under $9 is the Motor City omelet, made with four extra-large eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, corn beef, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and Swiss and American cheeses.

For breakfast, the restaurant has the traditional combinations of eggs, bacon, ham, cheeses, pancakes and waffles, but for something a little different, try a Mexican breakfast wrap.

The large wrap, which can be made with a white, wheat or spinach tortilla is filled with scrambled eggs with chorizo, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green peppers and onions and salsa and sour cream.

The delicious and generously-filled wrap is served straight from the stove with the cheese melted and heat rising off the plate, along with a side, either hash browns or home fries.

For a midday meal, there are just as many options, from salads, to soups to sandwiches, and of course, hot dogs.

There are 12 types of hot dogs listed on the menu, including the indubitable Coney Dog.

The Coney Dog is a hot dog smothered in chili and drizzled with onions and mustard, such an excellent combination for a tasty lunchtime treat that takes the mind back to fun times at state fairs and amusement parks.

Linda Dickerson of Micco often dines at JD's and thoroughly enjoys the camaraderie and the cuisine.

"I've never had anything here that wasn't good," Ms. Dickerson said.

Kid's meals are available for those 12 years old and younger.

Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

JD's Grill and Coney Island is located in the Roseland Plaza at 13600 U.S., Suite 7, Sebastian. For more information, call (772) 581-9137.

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