There’s not a whole lot to see when you exit off Interstate 469 and head east on US 30 to New Haven. There’s a lot of sky in that part of town, and when it is grey, everything around seems grey. Except for the Huddle House sign.
Sitting atop the Flying J Travel Center, the bright red Huddle House sign acts as a little beacon for truckers and townies, and in the two years since opening, it has become a popular eatery for both those who need breakfast at any time of day and those looking to get off the road for a spell in the middle of the night.
A chain that’s been in business since 1964, Huddle House offers anything you might expect to find in a small-town diner, from breakfast any way you like it to hamburgers—especially the Triple Huddle Burger in all its three-patty glory.
Huddle House prides itself on its Southern breakfasts and is not necessarily a place for calorie watchers. The Big House Breakfast comes with three eggs, hash browns and choice of biscuits and gravy or grits and toast. Plus, go ahead and add some ham, fried steak, bacon or sausage.
The gravy on the biscuits is tangy, and the bacon is crispy. A Golden Waffle, which is made from a top-secret recipe, can be added to any breakfast for just a few bucks.
Like most breakfast places, though, you don’t have to stick to eggs or waffles. Huddle House offers burgers and sandwiches as well as dinner platters, soups and appetizers. It has everything you might need—24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Huddle House has a small-town diner atmosphere, and if that’s what you’re looking for, you can find it easily off 469. The bright red sign will be calling you.
3015 S. Doyle Road, New Haven, 260.493.4878, huddlehouse.com
By Jeff Wiehe