Today we travelled well off the beaten path to Delaneys, a small grill on a side street near the state fairgrounds. Be warned, Delaney’s is a cash only establishment so make sure to hit an ATM on the way. Delaney’s is also the first place since I started this site that asked me why I was taking pictures of everyone’s lunch. They asked if we were out-of-towners. I suppose that tells you about the level of service that you get at a small place like this, they were attentive enough to our needs to notice how weird we were and were cool with it. They had a pretty great selection of shoes, including a Shrimp shoe, which a reader recently commented on. I’ll definitely be back to try one but stuck to an old standby today. Here is their horseshoe menu, you’ll notice they offer a lot of customization to your shoe a la carte. It may seem strange to have to pay to add options, but their prices are so low in the first place that you still come out ahead.
I went with a classic, a ham ponyshoe. It was thin slices of fried ham server on a piece of toast. The fries were crinkle cut and average. The sauce was a white cheese sauce which leaned towards a cheese gravy similar to Westwoods but actually a little better.
Two friends had ribeye pony’s which they topped with A1
and a hamburger horseshoe was devoured as well.
All in all if you have cash and can find it Delaney’s was a good place to get a shoe.