Best in the Permian Basin

Old-Fashioned Dining

Savor classic American food in a charming small-town atmosphere, complete with nostalgic building facades adorning the dining room.

Comfort Foods

Our Delicious Story

Discover the taste of home-cooked meals and the charm of Midland’s landmarks at The Back in the Day Cafe. As a family-owned independent restaurant, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality food in a timeless setting. Whether you’re looking for a place to catch up with friends over breakfast, enjoy a leisurely lunch, or dine in style, we’ve got you covered. Book a table with our friendly team or drop by for a casual visit. We look forward to welcoming you!

Step back in time and experience the warmth of a family dinner table at Back in the Day Cafe. Our goal is to make every guest feel at home with our home-cooked meals and friendly atmosphere.

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Featured Delicacies

Fresh From the Grill

All Meals Are Served with Southern Love

Chicken Fried Steak And Eggs


Voted “Our Best!” Two Eggs Cooked Your Way; Hashbrown And Toast

Back In The Day Special


Two Eggs Cooked Your Way; Hashbrown; Bacon, Ham, or Sausage.

Biscuits And Gravy


Two Warm & Fluffy Biscuits With Our Signature Gravy



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Grilled Mackerel Steak


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Grilled and Fried Chicken


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Join us for a home-style meal experience.

Operating Hours


Mon – Fri: 7am –  2pm

Sat: 7am – 12pm

Sun: Closed


Mon – Wed: Closed

Thur – Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat – Sun: Closed

They All Love Our Food

See what our community has to say about the meals we all love!

"Most amazing I ever had!!"
- Bryan G
"Amazing taste, and juicy steaks!! Best ever!!"
- Laura Petracio
"I always visit here, and they always surprise me."
- Harold Z
"A must visit for every steak lover"
- Laura Petracio