So please forgive me for using both phrases in describing one of my favorite hometown eateries, L.D.'s Cafe in Richmond. L.D.'s Cafe is unapologetically both classic and old school. This great little restaurant was opened by L.D. Bowcutt in 1959 on Main street in Richmond, right across from the Richmond public library, and it has been going strong every since.
|The horseshoe counter is the heart of the dining room.|
|Mr. Bowcutt was kind enough to pose for this photo while he was explaining the history of the items on the wall.|
Walking into this diner is like taking a trip in the time machine. When I was a kid there was a restaurant like this in almost every small town in the valley, like the Cracker Barrel Cafe in Paradise and Glauser's Cafe in Logan, but most of them have been closed down for years now. Which is why I'm so happy that L.D.'s Cafe is still going strong and that not much has change in the 50+ years since this place first opened. I'm not the only one who thinks L.D.'s Cafe is pretty special, the restaurant was recently named Small Business of the Year by the Cache Chamber of Commerce.
|Daily specials are posted on the back wall and on the table at each booth.|
|I loved these lamps.|
|Who wants to go back for a Prime Rib dinner with me this weekend?|
|My breakfast was 2 sunny side up eggs, 3 large strips of thick cut bacon, 4 buttered toast halves, and heaping portion of hashbrowns. I ordered a fresh lime to drink. Not a bad way to start the day.|
If you weren't lucky enough to grown up in a town with a place like this (or if your hometown favorite is just a memory now), then do yourself a favor and take the scenic drive to Richmond so you can treat yourself to some old fashioned small town hospitality. Don't miss out on the St. Patrick's Day special, their corned beef and cabbage has been a tradition for years and it is standing room only every March 17th. They also sometimes have live music on the weekends or special occasions.
L.D.'s Cafe is located at 39 W. Main St. in Richmond, just a couple blocks East of the stoplight by the Maverick gas station at the intersection of highway 91 and Main street. You can call them at 435.258.5135 to make reservation or find out the daily specials. They offer catering and a banquet room for business functions, family parties, or any other group gathering. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 10pm, and they are open for breakfast and lunch every Sunday from 7:30am to Noon.