Diners in Beloit
Diners in Beloit are unique, and kitschy, and anything but boring. Most are old and rich with history and filled with interesting characters and décor!
Beloit is most often recognized and admired for its Farmers’ Market, outstanding hotels, and historic downtown. However, there are other gems that deserve to be explored, experienced, and savored like these diners in Beloit!
Mr. B’s Gourmet Coffee & Snack Shop
315 Short St., Beloit
Mr. B’s Gourmet Coffee & Snack Shop is both eclectic and diverse. Here you get a true American diner experience with menu prices that seem to be stuck in the 1950’s! The breakfast sandwich at $2.99 was unbelievable! The entire bill for four people with entrees, coffees, and an orange juice was $20!
When you first enter Mr. B’s, you’ll be greeted by Vicky, one of the owners, your server, cook, and doughnut maker extraordinaire! Her cheerful demeanor is refreshing and contagious-she will make you feel like you’re an old friend. She will also know if it’s your first visit and reward you with a homemade doughnut before you leave.
The atmosphere is nostalgic and warm. On Visit Beloit’s trip, there were several older, most-likely retired, gentleman chatting about the weather and politics, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company.
Vicky encouraged us to come back for one of her famous burgers and a 99 cent ice cream cone. The fish fry, and smoked ribs also got everyone’s attention, not to mention those doughnuts again!
While paper plates and Styrofoam cups aren’t for everyone, for many including us, it’s charming, endearing, and the real deal! Mr. B’s is open 7 am-4:30 pm every day except Wednesday.
Shopiere Soda Shop & Ice Cream “Bar”
5218 E. County Road J
Clinton, WI 53525
Shopiere Soda Shop & Ice Cream “Bar” is a 1950s family-friendly soda shop located 15 minutes northeast of downtown Beloit.
The historic soda shop dates back to the Mid 1800’s and was once owned by Governor Harvey during the Civil War. The store has always been a General Mercantile holding elections and town meetings, and also operated as a post office at one time.
The Shopiere Store was owned by the Kopp family from 1950 until the late 1980s. The Soda Fountain and General Store was known as the gathering place for everyone around town. People could also buy fresh ground burger from the meat counter.
Today, the soda shop makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The serve Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, shakes, malts, root beer floats, smoothies for the kids. For the grownups, there’s Grasshoppers, Alexanders, and a full bar.
They also serve delicious breakfasts and lunch including home-made pizza, Gyro’s carved right off the broiler, and many appetizers.
Taps & Tire Cruise Night
Cruise Nights happen every Tuesday evening from April through October. The Soda Shop is open for adult beverages and ice cream. And, The Shopiere Tap (same owners) is across the street and open to satisfy your hunger pains and quench your thirst.
From 5-8 pm people far and wide show up to show off their favorite rides. There’s music, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, and other neat stuff given away at the tail end of the evening.
D’s Snack Shop
949 Brook Street
D’s Snack Shop claims to be the longest running diner in town. The walls of the diner are filled with Polaroids of customers dating back decades.
Everyone is treated like family and the food is always fresh, fast, and cheap, which is what you want in an American diner!
Locals rave about the biscuits and gravy, which are made from scratch, and their home-baked desserts.
Make sure you explore the diners in Beloit on your next visit!