Tasty Tuesday: The Poky Dot

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WDTV) - The Poky Dot has been a staple in Fairmont since the 1950s, when it originally opened as a hot dog and barbecue stand.

Two of the super-sized milkshakes at the Poky Dot. They come overloaded with toppings like birthday cake, cupcakes, cookies, donuts and candy bars.

Although the restaurant has transformed through the decades, it still has that classic diner feel.

"It's a fun atmosphere, colorful; the ice creams are big and the food is big," said Allison Moore, a waitress at the diner.

The diner stays true to their '50s theme with wacky, bold decorations from the time period.

"It is really colorful," said Jackie.

"I like the decorations," said Lydia.

They serve enormous portions of favorites like hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and sandwiches.

"It's fun to be here because of the food," said John.

"I really like the hot dogs," Lydia said.

In true diner fashion, they also offer breakfast all day long.

However, there's one menu item in particular that really stands out:

"The milkshakes!" said Jackie.

"People travel here from far distances just to try our ice creams," said Moore.

Whether it's a giant banana split, a super-stacked ice cream sundae, or hand-crafted, jumbo milkshakes, people can't get enough of the diner's ice cream creations.

"It's really fun creating the ice creams and watching the wow factor on people's faces when you bring it to the table," said Moore.

While the diner may be known for its crazy milkshakes, it's also known for the crazy portion sizes.

The biggest item people can tackle is the "He-Man Breakfast Challenge," that comes with eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, home fries, biscuits and gravy, and ham.

You can't leave the table and have 45 minutes to finish the super-sized breakfast. If you win, you get a free t-shirt.

One thing's for sure, it's hard to have a bad time when you're at the poky dot.

"It tastes great," said Lydia.

"It's just a fun atmosphere all together, we're all really happy here," said Moore.