Shirley’s Diner is a super casual restaurant that’s initially easy to miss, due to a Leland location that’s tucked away behind a busy shopping center, but which remains a popular destination for locals who are in the mood for good and hearty home cooking. Although the interior is a bit basic, with tables clustered in a small inside space, the food is always filling, with nicely big portions, and plenty of southern hospitality to go around.
Shirley’s is open for weekend breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and each meal time has its own selection of dishes that are designed for big appetites. For breakfast, dive into a big omelet complete with grits, home fries, and toast, and for dinner, dive into a classic pork chop sandwich, BBQ sandwich, or a juicy hamburger or cheeseburger. Dinner features even more southern specialties, including country fried streak, chopped steak, and chopped BBQ, and visitors will want to pay close attention to the specials board which can include local favorites like fresh spot, whole founder, shrimp plate, and whiting – all with prices that will be easy on the wallet. Always filling with a nice home-cooked flavor, Shirley’s Diner is the Leland local go-to for southern food at its no-frills best.