Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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April 10, 2013

Dave and Judy’s Diner: new place, old time feel


April 10, 2013 —

The couple wants the atmosphere to be welcoming to families because the business is a family endeavor.

“We have six children and seven grandchildren and told them early on that we would need their help and they are always stepping up to make sure things are running well,” said Judy. “We hope that we are able to pass it onto our children and grandchildren so that they can serve the community.”

“It isn’t just going to be the restaurant, eventually we will be hosting car and bike shows, music, fishing competition, and pig roasts because so many young people don’t have good, clean fun and that is what we are all about,” said Dave. “This is a family place and always will be.”

Dave and Judy said they are still working through the kinks of a new restaurant but welcome feedback. They plan to host a grand opening event in late spring with music, giveaways, kids games and antique appraisal.

“We’ve been told some of our food is the best customers have had and we have people who already come back regularly,” said Dave. “But we want to do what is best and gives the best experience possible.”

“There have been things that work and things that don’t work, we are always open to suggestions because I know how I want to be treated in a restaurant and we want to provide that and more, because we are so community and family based,” said Judy. “I know we can’t make everyone happy but I’m going to try and if I can’t make them happy, I can at least make it right.”

The diner is open seven days a week, Sundays, 8 a. m to 8 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 6 a. m until 9 p.m.; and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The couple said they hope to meet new friends and welcome anyone and everyone to try the food and enjoy the local history.

Shayla Menville can be reached at or by telephone at 784-4116.

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