Everything is fried, including the bread. I’m serious. We went there for breakfast this morning and can’t hardly wait to go back. It may be the most country of the country restaurants we’ve tried, and I mean that with praise, not disdain.
In Kentucky, smoking is a municipal decision rather than a statewide edict, and Junction City, where Wanda’s Country Kitchen is located, permits smoking — and so does Wanda. For former smokers, which we are, smoke hanging in the air is as good as a “welcome home” sign.
Mike had eggs, home fries, fried bologna, and fried white bread. They butter the bread real good and throw it on the grill. The result is a little bite of heaven. I had a bacon omelet, home fries and more fried white bread.
Not a place to go if you’re on a diet but definitely a place to go for home cooking in a fun, casual atmosphere.
The waitress, Ashley, is a go-getter and seemed to approach each table with the same cheerful attitude. Something about her makes me think you’re only a stranger in there once.
The place is a little loud during the breakfast rush, but the noise is laughter and people enjoying themselves, so it’s not a bad thing. The University of Kentucky basketball schedule is taped to the wall and the scores added in ink after each game. Basketball is serious business down here.
We didn’t meet Wanda and I don’t even know if there is one. I hope there is and we’re going to ask to meet her next time we go.
Two great breakfasts plus coffee, $13 & change before tip.
I’m going to settle back now and listen to my arteries close — but I have a smile on my face.
Wanda’s Country Kitchen, 4428 Hustonville Road, Junction City.