Dining With Denise Neil

Wichita gets another 24-hour dining option

After-hours munchies get easier to relieve all the time for Wichita.

Several Wichita restaurants have been experimenting with late-night and all-night hours recently, and now, Delano’s Diner is joining the fray.

The restaurant, which opened in April in the old Braum’s spot at 1220 W. Douglas, is now open 24 hours during the weekend. As of last weekend, the restaurant is now open on Fridays at 7 a.m. and doesn’t close the doors again until 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Manager Eric King said that customers have been asking for a late-night dining option – some place they could go for a plate of bacon and eggs or a slice of lasagna after the bars close down.

“We were just listening to feedback from the community, and we were getting a lot of people in Old Town that were saying they wanted a choice other than the two major chains that are basically the only things open late at night,” he said. “Everybody in community was saying, ‘When are you going to go 24 hours?’ So we decided to listen and take them up on it.”

Several near downtown restaurants have been adding late-night weekend hours lately. Among them are Egg Cetera at 242 N. Mosley, which now serves tacos from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and Douglas Street Tacos in Union Station Plaza, which is open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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