Friday, January 8, 2016

Harner's Restaurant and Bakery

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I do all of my clothes shopping maybe two, three times a year. Always at an Outlet Mall. I like having everything I need be within a short walk away. One of the better outlet malls is out in Aurora. One thing they don't have there is good food. Although I admit to taking a free sample or two of the bourbon chicken when they're passing it out in the court. I have a handful of spots that are worth grabbing food before or after shopping in Aurora. Today's stop is Harner's in North Aurora.

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For 50+ years Harner's is a classic old fashioned eatery that doubles as a bakery. No pics of the baked goods but they are abundant. I like the donuts which usually come served warm just out the fryer. Foodwise the menu has all the things you'd find at a smalltown diner. Most of it is homemade. A good gauge for what the kitchen is making in-house is always corned beef hash. It's so easy to open a can and cook some so thats what lots of spots do. Not Harner's. Here its made fresh from corned beef which is on the dinner. The potatoes get a nice crisping and the ratio to corned beef is just right.

Corned Beef Hash

Being in the Midwest means we excel at some things and no to much at others. Biscuits and Gravy is one of the things where we could use some help from the South. That said the biscuits and gravy from Harner's is actually a very palatable bite. Is it the best ever? No but the biscuits are soft and the gravy has the right consistency with lost of fresh sausage blended in. Harner's remains my go-to spot when in the area and wanting something comforting. Still need to try the chicken pot pie.

Biscuits and Gravy

Harner's Restaurant and Bakery
10 W State St
North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 892-4400

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