Fanny Goldmine Diner opened its doors last month, greeting customers with a friendly, cozy atmosphere and delicious comfort food in a spacious indoor dining area, as well as ample seating on the back patio.
The long-awaited diner offers breakfast and lunch courses but plans to offer dinner soon, too. The menu features a collection of breakfast and lunch favorites fitting for the down-home, Southern-style cooking element the diner emulates.
Customers can build their own breakfast plates or opt for a build-your-own breakfast sandwich, among other mouthwatering options. For lunch, customers could go for the AC Diner Salad, which includes fried onions, croutons, Wickles Pickles and more. Other delectable lunch items include Southern classics like chicken pot pie, wings and hand-breaded chicken tenders. Make sure to check out their assortment of sandwiches, hotdogs and wraps while you’re at it.
Though the menu and the atmosphere alone are enough to get new and returning customers through the doors, the growing staff is yet another reason to drop in for a bite to eat.
J.B. Hampton, a Montgomery native, has taken on the position of general manager at Fanny Goldmine Diner and brings to the table 11 years of experience in the industry. Hampton came over from another Russell Lands dining venue, Kowaliga Restaurant, along with kitchen manager, Eric Sides, who made the move from Cashiers, North Carolina. According to Hampton, the diner fits in well with the rest of Russell Crossroads and brings something unique to the table.
“As far as the menu and the food, it’s another piece to the puzzle. We’ve been needing a breakfast place around here. The price point is very good here, and it’s a place where everyone can come around and have a home-cooked meal,” Hampton explained.
The restaurant’s style leans into comfort and casual dining while giving guests savory dishes they might not be able to find anywhere else.
Although the dining experience is unique in and of itself, the building’s architecture seamlessly mirrors Russell Crossroads in both the exterior and interior components.
According to Chris Doggett, the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage at Russell Lands, the diner sports the same architectural design as other Russell Lands builds, blending with the theme and nature of Russell Crossroads.
“Just start from the roof and work your way down. We have the same roof we have in every one of our businesses, the cedar shake shingles. It’s just architecturally similar. The siding is very similar to the other buildings in Russell Crossroads,” Doggett said.
The Fanny Goldmine Diner is open for breakfast and lunch Monday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with breakfast offered until 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m. until closing. The diner is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Visit fannygoldmine.com to learn more about the restaurant, staff and current hours.