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Valentine Diners - Kansas - Topeka 01

Exterior of Patty's diner


  • Business name: Bill's Diner
  • Street address: 2134 N. Kansas Avenue
  • Open or closed: Open
  • History: Originally opened as Don's Drive-In, this Valentine dates to 1971. Patty Wiltz took over the restaurant from Don Harrison on March 31, 1995, and renamed it Patty's Place.  Lori Balandran operated the diner as L & J's Cafe.  Since June 2010, Bill Brading and Lee Browning have owned the building.  Aside from standard diner fare, Bill's Diner serves Wild Bill Burgers and Wild Willie hot dogs, topped with jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and chili.
  • Model / serial number: Quick Food / Unknown
  • Additional images:
    Exterior, front, as Patty's Place
    Exterior, side view, as Patty's Place
    Exterior sign, Patty's Place

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Entry: Valentine Diners - Kansas - Topeka 01

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: July 2014

Date Modified: July 2014

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