Exuding small town charm, with a 50s diner interior, Brownie’s immediately welcomed me with its relaxed atmosphere the moment I stepped it. Granted, I was the youngest customer in there by a good 40 years, but in a way that added to the charm.
Service was fast and friendly. My waitress’ smile never left her face as she doted on myself and her other customers. In fact, if things were not as busy as usual, the waiters and waitresses made it a point to talk to customer, from small courtesies such as how does their food taste to long conversations about anything at all.
I was also impressed that most people seemed to be on a first name basis with each other. Brownie’s menu totes itself as having served Yuma for 46 years, and you don’t provide good food for four decades without making a few emotional connections.
For less than $15 I had one of the most satisfying lunches I’ve ever had in Yuma. The milkshakes are a steal. A bit cheaper than $5, it tasted far richer than I expected. The ice cream is homemade as well, adding to the air of familiarity with the place. My sandwich was a winner, with succulent turkey, crisp bacon and cheese melted just right. The onion rings were delicious as well.
As for dessert, those slices of pies are unnecessarily large, but proportion wise you get more than what you pay for.
I’ll definitely be returning to Brownie’s. Few eateries I’ve been to in Yuma provide the pleasant, mellow atmosphere, delicious food and friendly service all at one location.