Doo-Dah as: “Another nickname for Wichita, KS. Origins unknown, but perhaps it references the laid-back, whimsical attitude felt by some visitors to the city.
Come for the Food, Stay for the Company Richard Holmes pulled up on his tricycle not long after we first opened. And had been back nearly daily, sometimes multiple times a day, and without a doubt, had added thousands of friends to his world. We finally convinced him to write about some of the people he meets at our counter. We hope you enjoy his stories as much as we do.
The Doo-Dah Diner was founded in 2012 by Patrick and Timirie Shibley, two native Wichitans who wanted to create a casual breakfast and lunch restaurant with the same laid-back vibe that Wichita is known for. Chef Patrick’s culinary career has taken him to Denver, Northern California, Cincinnati, Lawrence and Kansas City, but it didn’t take him long to realize there’s no place like home.