Best Comfort Food

1st Place: Altoona Family Restaurant
2nd Place: Randy’s Family Restaurant
3rd Place: Bug Eyed Betty’s

Altoona Family Restaurant (2000 N. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona) and its promise of “never an empty coffee cup” took first place in this category for the seventh consecutive year. They offer daily specials on classic American comfort food such as melts and broasted chicken, plus breakfast is served all day. Randy’s Family Restaurant (1132 W. MacArthur Ave., Eau Claire) serves specialties such as liver and onions, chicken gizzards, and all-day breakfast, plus you get a cup of vanilla custard when you’re seated! In third place, Bug Eyed Betty’s (1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire) serves up comfort in a variety of dishes such as meatloaf and that beloved childhood treasure, the tater-tot hot dish. — Amanda Foxcroft