Phoebe’s Diner, the newest restaurant from the owners of Winebelly, is now open on West Oltorf. The diner combines ’50s nostalgia with a modern twist. The focal point of the room is the long maple breakfast bar.
The menu consists of what it dubs as “greasy spoon favorites with a touch of smoke” through the on-site smoker, named Flapjack. Think: fluffy pancakes, cracked pepper biscuits, and breakfast puffy tacos, along with smoked pork ribs and brisket. The bar is stocked with beer and wine, including mimosas with seasonal juices and micheladas with craft beer, as well as espresso and coffee.
Chef Camden Stuerzenberger, formerly of shuttered restaurants Fork & Vine, Mighty Bird, and Bess Bistro, oversees Phoebe’s kitchen. The diner is named after his daughter, who was born this summer. He’s keeping busy with his newly launched seafood truck Liberation Fish too
Owners Robert Tran, Eric Tran, and Quang Chau created their own hospitality organization, Winebelly Group. There are eventually plans to add a back patio to the 1600-square-foot restaurant. The Winebelly Group is also opening a nail salon, Gilt Nail Bar, in the same plaza at 517 West Oltorf.
Phoebe’s Diner will be serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The diner is hosting a grand opening party this Saturday, September 9.