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5:31 AM Sun, Sept. 23rd

Chew on this: Sally B's serves fresh-cooked, homestyle meals

Jimmy Roy, who has worked in the restaurant industry since 1985, decided to strike out on his own in 2007 by buying the former Danny D's in the Safeway shopping center off Highway 69 and Windsong Drive.

Roy said he renamed the establishment Sally B's Café about a year later in honor of his mother, Sally McCormack, who also works at the restaurant.

Sally B's serves up a wide selection of home-styled meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to Roy, who does some of the cooking.

"We are different from the chains," he said. "We prepare most of our stuff from scratch."

Roy said the cooks prepare meals the way customers want them. For instance, a customer recently asked for a monte cristo sandwich to be toasted instead of grilled.

Sally B's offers "homey comfort food, casual dining, and you don't have to come in with a shirt and tie," Roy said.

A native of Rialto, Calif., Roy has lived in the quad-city area since 1992. He previously spent 15 years at JB's in Prescott, where he rose from line cook to general manager. He also worked for about a year at Murphy's Grill in Prescott.

Menu

Customers have a large selection of items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfasts include a selection of omelets, chicken fried steak and eggs, pancakes and waffles. Prices range from $4.99 for a plain Belgian waffle to $8.99 for a spinach, bacon and avocado omelet. Breakfast favorites come with hash browns, home fries (deep fried), or country potatoes.

Sally B's offers six breakfast specials all day for $5.99, including two eggs, hash browns, a slice of toast, two bacon strips or two sausage links, or ham and a beverage; and three wedges of French toast, two eggs, two bacon strips or two sausage links, or ham with a beverage.

Lunch consists of 18 entrees, Roy said. They include New York steak sandwiches, gyros, BLTs (bacon, lettuce and tomato), triple-decker clubs and monte cristos. Lunches come served with French fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries or splits. Lunch menu items range in price from $7.29 for a fresh veggie sandwich, gyro, BLT and grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich to $9.89 for a New York steak sandwich.

Lunch specials, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., cost $5.99 and consist of two mini burger sliders, a double cheeseburger and philly cheese steak. The specials come with one side order.

Dinners include meatloaf, chicken breast filet, hamburger steak and jumbo shrimp platter. Dinners range in price from $9.29 for the chicken breast fillet to $11.99 for three pieces of fried chicken.

Early-bird dinners for $6.79 are available from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and include chicken fried steak, meatloaf and jumbo butter-fried shrimp.

Sally B's also offers an all-you-can-eat fish fry for $9.29 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays.

A customer favorite is the gyro because few other restaurants in the area serve it, Roy said. "It's got the seasoned gyro meat, and it has shredded lettuce, red onions, diced tomatoes and our homemade tzatziki sauce," Roy said.

Sally B's also carries a selection of pies by the slice or whole.