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Kelley’s makes you feel at home

Crystal Roberts

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A tiny little truck stop off of Seventh Standard Road is what you see.
This small restaurant has one swinging door as the entrance, small windows and a low ceiling.
A sign read Kelley’s Café and Scales.
I was about to dine at a truck stop, and from the look of the outside, I didn’t know what to expect. I closed my eyes, opened the door, and hoped for the best.
Kelley’s Café was cozy and had a homey feeling to it. Upon entering, my waitress greeted me and told me I could sit where I wanted.
My waitress was extremely friendly and smiled frequently as she took my food and drink order.
I ordered the super bird, which was a sandwich on grilled sourdough bread with real turkey, Swiss cheese, bacon and a tomato. The meal came with fries and I also ordered a side salad.
My salad was overflowing with ranch dressing, while the lettuce leaves looked as though they weren’t very fresh and were soggy because of the dressing.
My main course came about ten minutes later and looked hot and fresh. The turkey was real turkey, not like the processed kind that is found in a grocery store, but real turkey that tasted like it was just cooked in an oven.
However, the French fries were a little underdone and hard.
My waitress promptly came to my table as soon as I was done and gave me my check while filling my drink.
I would have to say that the service at this restaurant was absolutely fabulous. Though it was not a five-star restaurant, and not extravagant, the service was probably the best I have encountered in a long time. I would recommend this restaurant if someone is low on cash and looking for good food and great service.
Kelley’s Café is located at 8654 Golden State Highway.

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Kelley’s makes you feel at home