#4 of 22 Boone Restaurants

Troy’s 105 Diner

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Troy's 105 Diner - 50s Ambiance Serving Classic Diner Fare
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Troy's 105 Diner is a retro-styled 50s restaurant in Boone. The decor is rich in neon, and jukebox music adds to the vibe. The menu features American classics like burgers, dogs, and homemade meatloaf. Breakfast is served all day, and the menu is diverse, with some options for vegetarians.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

When you first see Troy’s 105 Diner, you’ll wonder if you stepped onto the set of a movie set in the 50s. The shiny aluminum exterior rimmed with neon lights beckons the imagination to an era rich with soda fountains, apple pie, and Elvis. Inside, the journey continues. Rimming the silver tinned ceiling is blue neon lights, and the jukebox pumps out music. Red vinyl-covered booths line the walls, and the floor’s black and white tiles may inspire you to dance.

Owners Troy and Sandra Byrum keep Troy’s 105 Diner hopping day and night. The menu features iconic American diner food with a few twists and turns.

They open early and serve breakfast all day long, and you’ll want to try some of these stick-to-your-ribs breakfasts. Here are some standouts:

Big Daddy
If you have a hearty appetite, Big Daddy will genuinely satisfy you. You’ll get three eggs, three strips of bacon, two sausage patties or links, hashbrowns or grits, and a choice of bread.

Razzle Dazzle
Steak lovers will want to dig into this meal. The Razzle Dazzle has sauteed sirloin tips, three eggs, hashbrowns or grits, and a choice of bread.

Mama Lulu
Pancake lovers, this one’s for you! You’ll get three pancakes or one waffle, two eggs, two strips of bacon or sausage patties, or links.

Diners may opt for one of five omelets made with three eggs and comes with grits or hash browns and a choice of bread. Here are some favorites:

Troy’s Spanish Omelet
A hearty omelet with a spicy kick. Troy’s Spanish Omelet has sausage, jalapenos, onions, peppers, and cheddar cheese. You’ll get a choice of either sour cream or salsa on the side.

Veggie Omelet
If you’re avoiding meat or are a vegetarian, the veggie omelet is a great choice. The omelet has sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions, and tomatoes.

Nothing says American diner like hamburgers and fries! And Troy’s 105 Diner knows how to make burgers the right way. They hand-form the patties daily and use 1/2 pound of beef for thick, juicy burgers. Here are some mouth-watering Burger Baskets that come with fries!

J.B. Burger
This burger comes with sauteed mushrooms, onions and is topped with provolone cheese.
Black & Blue Burger
Troy combines Creole with French cuisine. The Black & Blue Burger features Cajun spices and is topped with blue cheese.

Carolina Cheddar Burger
This burger is rich in flavor! The patty is covered with chili, cheddar cheese, and coleslaw.

Vegans and vegetarians will find plenty to choose from, like the Garden Burger, salads, and a grilled cheese sandwich. Some breakfast items would work, too.

Troy’s 105 Diner also serves hearty platters that come with two sides and Texas toast. Here are some classics to consider.

Country Fried Steak
Some guests say it’s one of the best and comes with homemade white gravy. Because their mashed potatoes are made fresh and not from a box, we suggest adding them as your side item.

Troy’s Homemade Meatloaf
Guests rave about this comfort food. Troy’s Homemade Meatloaf comes with mushroom gravy or peppers and onions.

Make sure you save room for dessert! Try slurping on one of ten milkshakes, or try a classic ice cream float with Pepsi or root beer. For the die-hard sweet tooth, there’s Troy’s Banana Split. You’ll also find apple pie, cobbler, sundae, and hot fudge brownie a la mode.

When you’re in Boone and need some nostalgic food served in a retro setting, we think you should check out Troy’s 105 Diner. Prices are reasonable, the food is delicious, and the customers line up at the door.

Insider Tip:
Troy’s 105 Diner is popular with locals and tourists alike, so plan on waiting to be seated. Also, children’s hamburgers are served in a box resembling a 50s convertible which can be kept as a souvenir.