All month on Absolute Michigan we’ll be featuring Michigan restaurants. Week one is Diners & Hometown Favorites and the first of these is “the original queen of diners and the most famous diner in the world.” Rosie’s was featured in the Bounty paper towel commercials that starred Nancy Walker as Rosie the Waitress, and of course we have to link over to a YouTube video of one of the commercials. That media spotlight continues to the present day – with Rosie’s featured in the inaugural episode of Food Network’s new show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. RoadsideOnline has an interesting feature titled Saving Rosie’s Diner that tells how current owners Randy and Jonelle Roest purchased Rosie’s in January of 2006.
Their menu features lots of what you want from a diner: burgers, sandwiches (even fried egg and bologna), fried chicken, meatloaf, hand-dipped shakes and malts and even diner-made pies.