Leon Smith

Bel-Loc Diner still rocks in Parkville

Bel-Loc Diner still rocks in Parkville

Not only is Patsy Cline's 1962 hit "Crazy" among the choices on the little jukeboxes perched on the wall at the Bel-Loc Diner's booths, the country singer with the smooth, sultry voice once ate there.

So have singer Brenda Lee and comedian Redd Foxx. The Baltimore Colts legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas was known to drop in as well, and Orioles "Iron Man" Cal Ripken Jr. once graciously signed autographs during a meal.

"He (Ripken) tipped pretty well," waitress Rachel Fisher recalled.

But celebrity spotting is not what the Bel-Loc is about. Customers come for the omelets and blueberry pancakes, but also to see friends, neighbors and...