BUCKHANNON — Kay’s Diner has long been a social spot for families to enjoy delicious, home cooked food for over 25 years in the French Creek area. Owner Kay Bentley made the difficult decision at the end of March, due to COVID-19 and the decline of her husband’s health, to close the restaurant temporarily. “Clarence was my first priority. I knew I had to take care of him,” Bentley stated.
After her husband and business partner passed away on October 4, Bentley knew he would want her to keep the restaurant running. Therefore, on November 11, Kay’s Diner re-opened for dine-in and carry-out meals. Operating at 50 percent capacity with social distancing, customers are welcome to have a seat or take home and enjoy Kay’s homemade cooking.
Kay’s Diner is located at Route 20 South, French Creek, right before the Wildlife Center. They are currently open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours may vary depending on business; therefore, customers are encouraged to call ahead at (304) 924-5030.
Customers comment not only on the excellent food, but exceptional service as well. One mentioned they drive all the way from Clarksburg for the great cheeseburgers and produce, such as apples and tomatoes. Others mentioned the homemade chili, peanut butter pie, and the peppers and steak sandwich.
Like the menu states, Kay’s Diner is “Nothing Fancy, Just Good Home Cooking, Bringing Friends and Families Together.” The current menu features some traditional favorites, plus a few new items. If you live in the area or just want to take a nice scenic drive, stop by Kay’s Diner to enjoy her delicious home cooked sandwiches, dinners, desserts and produce.