When we heard about a small restaurant on the west side that was for sale, we weren't even thinking about opening or running a restaurant, or any kind of business for that matter.  After visiting the restaurant a couple of times, we began to seriously think about and prepare to purchase the business.  We also had to begin making plans to find and obtain the necessary equipment to complete the restaurant.  We finally took ownership on February 14th, 2013 and renamed the business The Dive (previously, it had been operated for about 10 weeks as The Dive Hamburgers and Chili) and thus, our journey began.

Those first few weeks were extremely difficult and we quickly learned that there is so much more to running a business, and especially a restaurant, than we had ever imagined.  That being said, we believe that bringing back the family run 50's and 60's diners cozy feel and friendly, personalized service, combined with delicious food, will prove to be a successful combination.

Our mission at The Dive is to provide excellent  food at a reasonable price and to provide the best service possible to make the dining experience one you won't soon forget.  We're talking about the kind of food people will want to tell their friends about.  The kind of food and service that people will be anxious to come experience again and again.  We believe that providing this kind of genuine friendly atmosphere, food, and service will enable us to build relationships within the community that will last for many years to come.

We want our community to know that we serve every menu item we make all day every day.  If you want breakfast at 6:30 in the afternoon, then we are here to serve you.  If you should decide you want BBQ ribs or BBQ brisket at 9:30 in the morning, then we are here to provide that to you as well.  Of course, we would be remiss if we failed to mention our wide variety of pure beef 1/2 pound hamburgers cooked to perfection and served on delicious fresh Brioche buns!  Not to mention the homemade Dive-a-licious cakes! They are truly unforgettable!  We could go on and on here, but the only way to truly appreciate The Dive is to come and experience it for yourself.

Ultimately, we at The Dive dream of  becoming a landmark for the people in the west side community that we serve, as well as a destination for all.  We hope to see you soon!

Thank you for reading about us and how we began!  As our history grows, we will update this page.