The locals know that Ram’s HomeStyle Diner on US1 at SW 270th Street is a stand-out choice for family meals.
The former International House of Pancakes building was re-born as Bistro Fusion Restaurant, the eclectic venue of owner/operator Parsuram Ramkissoon — or Ram as he’s widely know throughout the community.
Ram had, in fact, owned and operated this IHOP restaurant as a franchisee for over 19 years, opening the doors just seven days before Hurricane Andrew devastated the area. His persistence, passion and love for the people of Naranja gave him impetus to re-open the restaurant in 2014 as the only family-type dine-in restaurant in Naranja.
He recently changed the name to Ram’s HomeStyle Diner, to emphasize that it’s a friendly place where anyone can enjoy a hearty and healthy home style breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Franchises are fine, but frequenting a place where the owner will be there with a warm smile to greet you is another story.
The food is amazing. The service staff are all very friendly and courteous.
All your popular breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites are on the menu, but look a little further and discover exotic specialties that reflect Ram’s love and appreciation of many cultures.
A delightful Caribbean influence is apparent, as well as Asian-inspired and vegetarian choices. Try the Spicy Peanut and Banana Omelette, the New Delhi Curry Bowl, the Asian Chicken Veggie Wrap or the Porky-Pine Burger.
A senior’s menu, a kid’s menu, a great selection of soups and salads — Ram does it all so well. New items on the menu are a variety of pasta dishes, including the Chicken Fajita Penne Pasta for dinner.
Breakfast, which is happily served all day, now includes Blue Berry Muffin French Toast.
Ram’s Diner serves a fine selection of beer and wine. Be sure to ask about the daily specials.