Today was a Home Run!! The Locust St. Kitchen, 609 Locust St. Fall River, is small, quaint, very “hole-in-the-wall”, but the food is fantastic. I took Mike to Fall River again today and we were not disappointed. This very small neighborhood diner, with 6 counter stools, and 5 ½ tables ( the ½ is a small table for two, that you have to see to believe). They also have outdoor seating in the courtyard. We were served promptly and our waitress gave us the list of the breakfast specials and brought us coffee. Now lets start with the coffee. It was just the best I have had in a long time. There was a back flavor that I cannot identify but was special. Ask asked the waitress about it and she told me it was from Mills Coffee in Providence. I’m definitely looking into getting some for myself. Mike and I ordered basically the same thing, eggs over easy with home fries. I added one of the specials, blade meat hash. Another nice touch was the waitress asked if I wanted it crispy or regular. Not your average offer. The home fries were sliced not quartered and were very well seasoned. Just a few onions, for flavor. The spices came through very nicely without any salt or pepper. The hit of the breakfast, after the coffee, was the blade meat hash. The chef crisped it perfectly and the flavor of the blade meat brought back many memories of blade meat on a stick that we would have at summer family gatherings. Locust St. Kitchen is getting all of my highest marks, for coffee 9.5; home fries 9.5, and the overall meal and setting, 9.5. You guessed it overall rating of 9.5. Be there and enjoy. BTW their entrance “door nob” is absolutely unique.
You know the old adage, “Don’t judge a diner by its doorknob”? It’s so true! What a cool doorknob at the Locus Street Kitchen. They use a vise grip in lieu of a handle! Ray said he would post a picture of it…I hope he does. So, you might think, “Let’s eat elsewhere” but you would miss out on a very good meal. I enjoyed everything. The coffee was great, the homefries were almost perfect and the eggs and sausage were excellent. Both Ray and I felt the coffee exceeded normal diner fare. It was simply better. The homefries had such a nice blend of spices and crisp that no additional seasoning was required. I was even given an extra egg just because. The service was great, the portions were generous and the prices are reasonable. What’s not to like! Coffee 9.5, homefries 9.5 and the rest 9.2. Overall 9.4