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Family-owned Tom’s has been operating since the 1930s, and little has changed since—though the menu has kept up with the times with such modern additions as a veggie burger. Tom’s is open only for breakfast and lunch, and there can be a long wait to get in—but the staff will bring you coffee while you wait. Once you sit down, be sure to try the variety of specialty pancakes (which come with homemade flavored butters), chocolate cake French toast, huevos rancheros and crab cakes. In true old-fashioned diner form, Tom’s also offers homemade cherry-lime rickeys, milkshakes and egg creams.