Not too hip, not too cool, this affordable “American Hangout” hits just the right notes with its warm, welcoming service and dishes born in the U.S.A. The family-friendly menu is as long as a cross-country road trip, but spiked with historical tidbits and a full page of classic cocktails it’s worth the ride. Enjoy jambalaya, a Reuben, or boneless Southern Fried Chicken (complete with lumpy mashed potatoes) in a spacious, sky-lit dining room cozily ringed with booths and folksy black-and-white photos. Steamed Lemon Cake or a treat from the ice cream fountain are worth a splurge, but remember a shock of spun sugar comes with the check. Cotton candy with cloth napkins pretty much sums up the Eddie Papa’s experience. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.–Sun.