Crazy Brothers Diner
opened in the former Crazy Otto’s at the start of 2017. Recently, Indy
readers voted them the third-best diner in town in our Best Of issues
. So we dropped by for a midday breakfast, and we find that the menu hasn’t changed much from the Crazy Otto’s days, though prices seem to have gone down. We start with coffee ($2.50), diner-fine and refilled frequently; our server offers a to-go cup of hot brown goodness with the check. As for food, we’re feeling simple, so we order the hobo eggs ($9.99), a mess of pappardelle-shaped potato pieces, scrambled eggs, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms cooked together. It needs salt and pepper — and, for our tastes, a little hot sauce, already on the table — but it rates pretty good all the same. They’re out of side biscuits and gravy, so we get toast instead, which is fine. One final detail: A tin sign on one wall says: “If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank your military.” Make of that what you will.