The Goldmine Family Restaurant is the epitome of a greasy spoon: cheap breakfasts, worn-out booths, waitresses who will probably call you “honey,” plenty of elderly regulars nursing their sixth cup of coffee and that near-extinct relic, the smoking section. Biscuits are fluffy, bacon is crisp and you will definitely never bear witness to the bottom of your coffee cup. Unlike many restaurants of its type, the Goldmine is open for dinner, serving up plenty of home-cooking staples such as chicken-fried steak, burgers, fried okra, onion rings and your standard cooked-to-death vegetables, just like grandma used to make. Weekend-goers may discover treasures like all-you-can-eat catfish or even crawfish.
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