By Jessica Tuggle
SEBASTIAN - If you walk out of JD's Coney Island restaurant in Sebastian, it's because you only ordered toast and water.
One of the newest diners in Sebastian is located in the inside corner of the Roseland Plaza. Although it is partially hidden from view at first, customers that try them once usually come back for seconds.
The restaurant space itself is open and very clean, in terms of both sanitation and décor.
Food-themed framed art on the wall doesn't scream for attention, but provides a visually appealing topic of conversation around the dinner table.
Though the name Coney Island would suggest an emphasis on hot dogs, the diner has a much more versatile menu that captures both breakfast and lunch customers.
Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Saturday and because breakfast is served throughout the day, it doesn't matter if you're craving French toast at the crack of dawn or the crack of noon.
An order of French toast comes with three full, thick slices of bread. The large plate is topped with freshly chosen fruit, such as strawberries and blueberries, and sprinkled with powdered sugar and dressed with a dollop of whipped cream.
The rich flavor of the toast and fruit is so full, syrup isn't even necessary.
Sugary goodness only goes so far and sometimes a meaty sandwich is what will hit the spot.
JD's club sandwich and French fries are a match made in heaven.
The fries are seasoned with a special house mixture of spices and add a kick to what normally is considered a nondescript side order.
The club sandwich can be served toasted and comes as a towering sandwich with three slices of the bread of your choice. Instead of piling on razor thin slices of turkey and ham, the sandwich has hefty slices of meat that will satisfy anyone for a full lunch - or the leftovers work well as a snack for later in the day.
The diner, owned by Jay Raper and Damon Collins, opened in March. The menu is constantly being improved upon and will offer consistently good meals at an affordable price.
JD's Coney Island is located in the Roseland Plaza at 13600 U.S. 1, Suite 7, Sebastian. For more information, call (772) 581-9137.