Fridays are hopping at this kitschy little place in downtown Mineola. We ignored the harried host’s warning of a likely hour wait (this at 1:00 pm) and enjoyed the entertainment from the guitarist perched on a stool in the front dining room for what turned out to be a mere ten minutes. We could not resist ordering our favorite Waffalata treat, the Reuben, served with crispy house-made chips, but we moved beyond our comfort zone for a bowl of delicious, slightly spicy gumbo. We did not regret the lemon muffins we ordered to go, taking a bit of Waffalata’s deeply Southern hospitality along with us on the road.
Drinks: No bar