Brenham Diner Takes Customers Back In Time

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

From the food to the decor, the Diner at the Southern Flyer is a blast from the past.

"I lived in the 50's so this is home," said Joe Tippit.

Tippit not only enjoys the sock hop's atmosphere but also all the memories it brings back.

"It's sort of like going back to when I was a teenager. All the girls back then wore the poodle skirts, the oxford shoes, and the bobby socks. I was a soda jerk when I was a teenager and made malts. You can get real malts here which I will be drinking one today," joked Tippit.

Sandy Burns has so many memories, he has to be careful when reminiscing.

"When the songs are playing on the jukebox, it brings back a lot of memories of where you were, the particular time, and who you were with. I have to say this the right way," joked Burns, while smiling at his wife.

But there is a one small difference between the 50's and today.

"Prices are a little higher," joked Burns.

The diner calls the Brenham Airport home and thanks to a location that is just feet from the runway, people from all over the nation come to the restaurant.

"One guy actually came here 72 times one year. He actually recorded it in his airplane. And they also do plane pooling, instead of carpooling. Especially when the gas got high," said the diner's owner Jack Hess.

Luckily for us here in the Brazos Valley, driving is an option.

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