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Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 6:13 AM
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What places in your local area do you love to frequent for a yummy breakfast?

I like to go to a place called The Dutch Village. It's located in the small town of Clymer, NY--HUGE omelets! On Sundays, they have a breakfast buffet that is to die for.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 8:29 AM
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Not much of a choice here, so it's normally the Dairy Queen for me.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 8:32 AM
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I like to go to the gas station and get breakfast :) I live in a town of about 260 ppl and we have a small gas station and they make breakfast and lunch there they have really wonderful gravy and biscuts (spelling)? I'll order from there once and a while and walk the block to go pick it up :)


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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 8:55 AM
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Not much of a choice here, so it's normally the Dairy Queen for me.


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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 9:19 AM
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Two places in Bexley, Ohio -- the Grill & Skillet and Cookie's -- and, of course, Waffle House.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 9:34 AM
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In Highland , NY (a little hamlet across the Hudson from Poughkeepsie) is the Highland Cafe, a storefront lunch room run by a CIA trained chef who cooks up very original breakfasts - fancy pancakes, wraps, omelettes, and French toasts- besides all the usual breakfast items that are available. theplace is worth a detour.

Also in Kingston, NY on Broadway is a new place, The Joyous Cafe which is serving excellent breakfasts and lunches - imaginative, and well executed - also run by a CIA trained chef.

Cheers, John

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 9:59 AM
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Where I grew up in Merrick NY I would hit the now defunct Wolfie's Deli for breakfast. Their Lox, Eggs and Onions were a hit, as well as their home fries. The East Bay Diner in Bellmore NY was also a hit. Their Feta and Spinach Omelet with homefries and a Bagel really hit the spot.

When I moved to Seattle WA, the Brown Bag Cafe in Kirkland WA was walking distance from my apartment. The Banana Pecan Pancakes were delish. I used to take my dates to the Maltby Cafe, a 20 minute drive in the country for their incredible Cheddar Jack Turkey Omelets with Sour Cream.

Pittsburgh had a plethora of great breakfast joints. The Gab n Eat in Carnegie, CC's in Mt Lebanon, Tom's Diner in Dormont for their Gyro Omelets and Pamela's in Shadyside for their Banana Crepe Pancakes. The Local Chain, Eat n Park also had a decent breakfast buffet.

Here in RI, Jiggers Diner in East Greenwich is walking distance from my condo. The Jonny Cakes are authentic and delicious. You can also get the local coffee milk there too. A 20 minute drive north to Pawtucket, the Modern Diner always has 2 dozen specials on their chalk board and there is always a line on weekends.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 10:54 AM
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Puffin's, Main St, Millbury Massachusetts. Breakfast and lunch along with dinner on Friday, is what the sign says. I can only vouch for the excellent breakfast and lunch. It is a small place. The few tables are often full, but you can usually elbow your way to the counter. Wear boots in the winter, because the unpaved parking lot can be a mess. Madams on Rt 140 near the Milford Upton line is a little more upscale and does breakfast only except for special occasions. I think that the place is gay owned, and it has a special flair seldom found at a breakfast place. Madams is what I would call a destination breakfast, because people will often travel many miles to get there. The food and service is both excellent and interesting.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 2:32 PM
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Just in the neighborhood, it's almost always Zaftig's, a deli in Coolidge Corner, and at Zaftig's, it's almost always the salami and eggs, although the lox plate is pretty sweet too. There's also a Greek diner on Harvard Ave that does a good and inexpensive breakfast.

If I'm getting out of the neighborhood, Centre Street Cafe in Jamaica Plain gets a lot of my business. And I'm still mourning the closing of Johnny's on Mass Ave, which means that there's really not a single decent breakfast place in Harvard Square anymore. (There's still a Johnny's in Newton Center, but how often am I out in the burbs at breakfast time?) Steve's on Newbury Street, yet another Greek diner, does an excellent breakfast as well.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 3:04 PM
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59 Diner in Houston for the very best migas and French toast (thin, with cinnamon.)

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 12/28/04 8:16 PM
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We don't go out for breakfast much these days with Bill's crazy schedule, but if we get the chance, it's probably going to be at "our" diner, the White Horse Diner in picturesque Berlin, New Jersey. And you can fill your tank at the Coastal gas station across the pike for $1.66 as of a few days ago.

You cannot beat the prices or food quality at our diner. They should get us to do a commercial.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 12/29/04 2:47 PM
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Lucky Bishop, what is the name of the Greek diner on Harvard Ave... as so many diners have changed hands and names recently?
Heather and I love to frequent the Deluxe Town Diner in Coolidge Sq. in Watertown.
Great coffee, and a lot of little extras like sour cream mixed in with the buttermilk pancake mix, the smell of oregano from Mediterranean sausage cooking on the grill, and big thick slices of challah bread for French Toast..a little pricey, but worth it.
A diet wary friend of ours dined with us there and was able to order ployes, which are French Canadian buckwheat pancakes, and not something found on very many menus.
Other favorite places are the Maine Diner, when visiting Mom in Kennebunkport. Henry's Diner in Burlington,VT or Sneaker's in Winooski,VT are great in northern VT, and The Fort, a truck stop (exit 18 off I-89) in Lebanon,NH-good food and filling too.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 12/29/04 7:09 PM
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Here in my part of central MA, Britney's Cafe on route 20 in Northboro is the absolute best for breakfast...all of the standard dishes plus a lot of creative breakfast fare, all high quality food and lots of it for the reasonable prices. They even have decent biscuits and gravy, which is rare in "these here parts".

Another thing that I like about them is that you have a choice of their excellent hash browns or home fries....the hash browns for me make it worth the trip for those alone....home made and absolutley the best.

One downside is that they fill up fast, even tho they recently doubled their size.

Or if you really need to fill 'er up, go further west to Carl's Uxbridge Diner.....the most ridiculously large portions of breakfast food that I have ever seen....I ordered a keilbasa and egg sandwich....regular size bun with egg and cheese with a 16" kielbasa link hanging out of the little bun.


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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 12/29/04 8:24 PM
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In the small rural community where I live, in Powhatan County, Va., there are only a handful of places to eat at all. But, a really great little place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all fixed like home cookin', is The County Seat, shown here:



Breakfast is served buffet style, and it offers what you would expect: a big steam table with eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits. Also, there are pastries, fruits, etc.

You just walk in, grab a plate, and start serving yourself. When you find a place to sit, a waitperson comes by to take your beverage order.

I really like this place.

Frank




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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 12/29/04 10:05 PM
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Two places in my neighborhood in Washington, DC -- the first is Jimmy T's -- an old diner located just a stone's throw from Capitol Hill. The second is the Market Lunch in DC's Eastern Market a must stop for anyone visiting DC -- their breakfasts and crab cakes are famous. Lineups out the door every Saturday.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Thu, 12/30/04 4:20 AM
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The Bijou cafe and Caffe Fresco are the best spots in Porland. I am also very fond of a small cafe in the Sellwood are of Portland called Bertie Lou's Cafe

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Thu, 12/30/04 9:02 AM
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Maureen's Kitchen
(631) 360-9227
1 Larson Ave
Smithtown, NY 11787

Only open for breakfast and lunch.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Thu, 12/30/04 9:21 AM
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There is a small strip mall on my way to work with a breakfast/lunch place that hits the spot. It's called Fat Nat's Eggs, and for $2.99 you get a pretty good three-egg Denver omlette with a bisquit.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Thu, 12/30/04 10:18 AM
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JM's in Eufala Ok----open for breakfast lunch and dinner--but my favorite is breakfast!!! wonderful Ham and eggs--Pork chops and eggs--pancakes--biscuit and gravy--and all in a place that looks like it could be 1947--or 67--or 87---JM's seen em all and survuved! --and waitresses with an uncanny ability to remember their customers no matter how long its been--and never let your coffee cup--or ice tea glass--get empty! My favorite wintertime early morning eating place of all time! I'll have the Pork chops,ma'm--with scrambled eggs---moist! and extra biscuits at this table too please!

and when i'm in California---Chico"s Morning Thunder--BIG breakfasts--- they easily feed two hungry folks--excellent coffee--and the best looking,most friendly,and well trained professional waitstaff i know of !

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Thu, 12/30/04 5:23 PM
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Lucky Bishop, what is the name of the Greek diner on Harvard Ave... as so many diners have changed hands and names recently?


Ummmm...you know, I'm not entirely sure. It's next door to the consignment furniture store, across the street from Blanchard's, on the south side of Brighton Ave. I think it might be called Steve's Kitchen.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Thu, 12/30/04 5:51 PM
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Dearfolk,
Athens, Georgia is blessed with several great breakfast places. My favorites are The Gateway Cafe' on North Avenue, S & W Cafe on Atlanta Highway, Mayflower Restaurant downtown on East Broad Street, The Grill on College Avenue downtown, and my own personal favorite - The Royal Cafe' at 175-B Tallassee Road, in the space previously occupied by The Normaltown Cafe' and run by the Normaltown's previous day prep cook and her husband. They serve breakfast at all open hours, too, which is sometimes a blessing.
I have not been to Mama Shug's in downtown Winterville, Georgia, but reports filtering back to me indicate excellence.
The Silver Screen Grill on U. S. 78 in downtown Crawford, Georgia serves breakfast at all open hours, and has a wicked Greek omelette that is well worth the 15-mile drive out there. When gasoline falls below $1.50 a gallon, I'll do some venturing to these "distant" outposts of culinary charm and report back.
Y'all making me hungry.
Rumblingly, Ort. Carlton in 30601-Central.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 9:09 AM
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For your next visit to Duluth, Mn, there's the New London Cafe on Superior St. at 47th Ave. E. A small place with good egg scramble skillets, french toast and great coffee/espresso. And there's Yanni's, which used to be Louis', but has pretty much the same menu, with delicious gyro omelets and perfect hash browns. Oh, and the malty-tasting pancakes that come on the the side with an egg order barely fit on a large plate. London Rd. at about 14th Ave. E., on the lake side (you can watch the boat traffic on this end of Lake Superior from the dining room).

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 9:22 AM
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In Baltimore- Jimmy's in Fell's Point, Sip'N'Bite in Canton, Cafe Hon and Mike's Place in Hampden, Honey Bee Diner in Glen Burnie, Ashland Cafe in Timonium.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 9:46 AM
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Not a great number of choices in our little area but we do have a couple. The first is Jay's Tiffany Northside Restaurant, on N 4th St, Sunbury, PA. The place was originally a Dutch Pantry, but, long before that chain went 'belly up' it was purchased by a local businessman that has another more 'up scale' restaurant in the area. There menu is a combination of Pa Dutch and hometown restaurant. They have some very good breakfasts.

The second is the 4 Seasons Diner located in Hummels Wharf, Pa. (Right along US 11/15 just a short distant from the site of the former BIFF BURGER that closed in 2001). Doesn't really look like a diner, the building has been a couple differnt restaurants over the years. Breakfast is served 24 hours a day(from 6am to 10am a more extensive breakfast menu is available). Their Creamed Chipped Beef with home fries is quite good and for an extra BUCK you can have the CCB 'Over All', thats what I do. My wife is quite fond of their omlets as well.


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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 9:54 AM
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Ahh, breakfast, my favorite meal of the day. Some of our favorites in the Twin Cities, MN:

The Windmill, Savage, MN (Great no frills breakfast, good buttermilk pancakes)
The Uptown Bar & Cafe, Mpls, MN (The omlettes & hash browns are fabulous, but the hot turkey sandwich is also not to be missed)
Flamburger on Central Ave (awesome hash browns)
Capital View Cafe, Smith Ave, St Paul (breakfast burritos)

Places we love when we travel:
Lynn's Paradise Cafe, Louisville, KY
Margy's, Asheville, NC
Bongo Room and Flo, Chicago
Diana's, Charleston, SC
Acme Cantina (shrimp grits) on Isle of Palms, SC

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 11:45 AM
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I take myself to breakfast every weekend - sometimes both Saturday and Sunday. Only rarely do I have company (my friends like to sleep in for some reason!!). Anyway - my favorites are:

Vselka (2nd ave and 9th street) - amazing kielbasa
Le Pain Quotidien (5th ave and 8th st?) - great cheese and coffee
French Roast/L'express (park ave south and 18? and 6th ave and 11th?)- tasty omelets
Sunflower diner (3rd and 25th street?) - basic diner - but very fresh
Normas - Parker Meridian - amazing. outrageous. perfect.

I'm always on the lookout for new breakfast places - so any other NYers, please share!!

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 12:11 PM
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In Vernon, CT, try the Vernon Diner. It is just off I 84. Two eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, coffee and juice is under $5.

In Ellingtion, CT, try the Chuck Wagon. Open only for breakfast and lunch. Great home made sausage patty.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 1:46 PM
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In Vernon, CT, try the Vernon Diner. It is just off I 84. Two eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, coffee and juice is under $5.


Be warned that you get what you pay for. I was very disappointed by this place, which I found utterly mediocre. Unfortunately, we'd had to make an early start out of Hartford, and no place else was open. I would have preferred a breakfast at Rein's, but what can you do.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 2:14 PM
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In Tampa,Fl. I go to 'Subworld'on Dale Mabre HWY,real diner breakfasts(fantastic),all cooked to order by the owner.alternately,on Florida ave. we have the 'Pinegrove'which also has good breakfasts. What you cannot get in Tampa is a good donut or muffin(we have all the usual chains,etc.)which I sorely miss.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/12/05 8:17 PM
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Originally posted by BaconBits

I take myself to breakfast every weekend - sometimes both Saturday and Sunday. Only rarely do I have company (my friends like to sleep in for some reason!!). Anyway - my favorites are:

Vselka (2nd ave and 9th street) - amazing kielbasa
Le Pain Quotidien (5th ave and 8th st?) - great cheese and coffee
French Roast/L'express (park ave south and 18? and 6th ave and 11th?)- tasty omelets
Sunflower diner (3rd and 25th street?) - basic diner - but very fresh
Normas - Parker Meridian - amazing. outrageous. perfect.

I'm always on the lookout for new breakfast places - so any other NYers, please share!!



Let's see . . .

If you like Veselka, there are more Polish places in that neighborhood. My favorite is Little Poland (2nd Ave. between 12th and 13th). I have sung its praises elsewhere on this site, but it is the real Eastern European deal. On the same block of 1st Ave. is the Neptune, which is better on nice days, because it has a Polish beer garden out back.

On 10th Street between 3rd and 4th (Yes, Virginia, there IS a Fourth Avenue in New York, but it's not very long) is Danal. They do a truly excellent--and quite reasonable for New York--brunch. If you like cafe au lait, order one there--it comes in a bowl. The decor is also lovely and there's a garden in nice weather. The only possible problem for you is that they don't open till 11. I hope you can stay up that late . . .

Elephant & Castle in the Village (Greenwich Ave. between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.) is also terrific, especially if you like guacamole or home fries. Both are excellent there, as is the coffee.

Finally, when you can't stand in line at Friend of a Farmer for another minute, go one block east on 18th to the Sunburst coffee bar. They do a truly lovely breakfast menu (eggs, frittate, blintzes, crepes, etc.) even if they're a little odd. For example, when they say it comes with toast, you get one piece. On the other hand, for $3.50 you get eggs, meat, potatoes, and, before 11:30, a cup of coffee.

Can you tell what I like to do of a weekend morning?


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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 01/18/05 2:39 PM
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Originally posted by waltpiii

In Vernon, CT, try the Vernon Diner. It is just off I 84. Two eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, coffee and juice is under $5.


Be warned that you get what you pay for. I was very disappointed by this place, which I found utterly mediocre. Unfortunately, we'd had to make an early start out of Hartford, and no place else was open. I would have preferred a breakfast at Rein's, but what can you do.


I do not understand your comment. I have never had a decent meal at Reins let alone breakfast.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 01/18/05 3:14 PM
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Julie,

If you are in Chatauqua Country try the White Inn in Fredonia, the Daily Grind or Dimitri's in Dunkirk.

Plus there is always Webb"s in Mayville

BB

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/19/05 12:01 AM
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Out here in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesdays you will find me at Brail's. Good biscuits and gravy, a different breakfast special every day, and a good wait staff in a town that prides itself on poor service. I don't get there all that often, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Keystone Cafe. Good coffee, good breakfast, very Eugene. JAMESB

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Wed, 01/19/05 6:05 PM
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Dearfolk,
My favorite breakfast place in Metro Atlanta is The Lakewood Diner on Lakewood Ave., S/W. Beats Waffle House, Huddle House, I. H. O. P., The Majestic Food Shop on Ponce de Leon, and The Dunk 'N' Dine on Cheshire Bridge Road all hollow, and has a gazillion times more sheer funk for the buck than does The Original Pancake House, although a friend tells me that the Stone Mountain location of the last on U. S. 78 is the best location in the city.
I have yet to venture to The Disco Diner on North Avenue, N/E.
Also in the running are Judy's Diner on U. S. 29 in Lilburn and The Gwinnett Diner on Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville.
There's also a place on Industrial Boulevard (which is Old Old Old U. S. 278) in Conyers, Georgia - I forget its name - that is exceptional. Y'all Sterns missed that one when you sauntered to Conyers; at least you found what you did there and Jim Stalvey's in Covington... if only Jim's was open for breakfast, what a breakfast that would be!!
Unhungrily, Ort. Carlton in To-Early-For-Breakfast Athens, Georgia.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sat, 01/22/05 6:23 PM
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George Webb's is a Milwaukee legend, and the best @ breakfast.

In Waukesha, I prefer Casa del Rio's chorizo y eggs.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/23/05 2:10 AM
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ahhhhhh......Sweet Sue's in Phoenicia, NY (west of Woodstock) http://www.gunks.com/index.php?pageid=5&pagenum=1&smGroup=5 for their whole wheat pancakes (one of 22 varieties of pancake). A serving is so large it could satisfy three woodsmen! Each time I eat there I overdo, but fond memories of syrup- and butter-soaked whole wheat pancakes lure me back for repeat performances.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/23/05 9:16 AM
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We would pick the little hole in the wall place in Brookford, NC - "Po Beeps". Typical breakfast selections but the atmosphere is down-home. Oh, and the ladies hair salon is next door and can be entered thru the place.


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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/23/05 9:23 AM
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ahhhhhh......Sweet Sue's in Phoenicia, NY (west of Woodstock) http://www.gunks.com/index.php?pageid=5&pagenum=1&smGroup=5 for their whole wheat pancakes (one of 22 varieties of pancake). A serving is so large it could satisfy three woodsmen! Each time I eat there I overdo, but fond memories of syrup- and butter-soaked whole wheat pancakes lure me back for repeat performances.


Chip---thanks for the reference---this place looks great and is now tucked into my "must try" list for our next trip to New England---probalby this spring as my wife and i plan of attending our 40th high school reunions---hers in Rochester--mine in Millis Ma.--and this looks like a great trip stop!


Yikes!!!--just noticed that i had passed 1900 posts!!!! When did i get time to EAT!!!

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/23/05 9:31 AM
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I go to Nationel coney island here in michigan. Only a few of them here in the metro detroit area. Good service. Good food. Good prices. Oh and yea I forgot to mention Waffle House when i go on trips outside of michigan

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/23/05 9:46 AM
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I go to Nationel coney island here in michigan. Only a few of them here in the metro detroit area. Good service. Good food. Good prices. Oh and yea I forgot to mention Waffle House when i go on trips outside of michigan


Think of all the wonderful local Mom n Pop breakfast eateries you are missing out on when you go outside of Michigan

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/23/05 10:14 AM
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Besides Norma J's mobile home eatery, one of my favorite spots is Chris's Family Restaurant. If you're ever travelling along I-78, eastward from Harrisburg PA and get off at Route 100 North - instead of turning left into where Cracker Barrell is located, turn right, go about 2 miles, and it's on the left.

Usual breakfast fare includes creamed chipped beef, feta cheese and spinach omelets, fresh home fries, and experienced waitresses. They don't make 'real' folded up omelets, only the frittata kind but they're good and if you want grits, you'll have to go to Cracker Barrell.

Right next to Chris's is a Mobil gas station with a little sandwich shop inside (only open until 2 PM). For a huge made-to-order carryout egg & cheese and ham (bacon, or sausage) sandwich on a Kaiser roll, that's the place. It doesn't have a sign outside for the sandwich shop but it's one of the busiest takeout spots in the area at lunchtime too, when they grill big thick hamburgers for those same Kaiser rolls.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/23/05 11:46 AM
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I eat at mom and pops also when i go outside of michigan.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Fri, 01/28/05 2:35 PM
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I had a really good breakfast at a neat little place in VA Beach this week one block from the ocean on Pacific Ave, called Waffles & Company. Homemade corned beef hash and good waffles, pancakes and omellettes. Good value.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Fri, 01/28/05 3:58 PM
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Lots of good Mom and Pop local diners in town like the Peppermill and the Athena, but my favorite for breakfast is (gasp, uh, a chain restaurant) Bob Evans. I love their blueberry pancakes and sausage patties. They are one of the few places where the blueberries are mixed through the batter, not just a topping over the regular pancakes.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Fri, 01/28/05 6:33 PM
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the J and M Diner in Framingham, MA on route 126 in a strip mall...very good breakfasts. excellent french toast, omelettes, and home fries. Not really a diner, more of a breakfast joint.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Fri, 01/28/05 11:05 PM
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Breakfast at the Southern Kitchen in Kanawha City, Charleston, WV. Impossible to beat. . . . unless. . .

I used to go to a place in Boston. . . It was on Boylston Ave somewhere between the Back Bay hilton and the Prudential Center. . . closer to the Back Bay. It was on the north side of the street (opposite the hilton and the Prudential Center). wht a greatl little greasy spoon it was. They made the best home fries and ALWAYS did the eggs perfectly. It was a classic NE grill joint. They had a bar along one wall and all the local alcoholic business men would be in there getting their morning shots. That was back in the late 80s early 90s. . . havn't been back in that neighborood since. I have GOT to go back up there and see if it still exists next time I'm in Boston.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sat, 01/29/05 11:46 AM
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I like to go to the gas station and get breakfast :) I live in a town of about 260 ppl and we have a small gas station and they make breakfast and lunch there they have really wonderful gravy and biscuts (spelling)? I'll order from there once and a while and walk the block to go pick it up :)



As the sign at a gas station/cafe on highway 31 south of Kokomo, Indiana says: "Eat here and get gas".

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sat, 01/29/05 12:40 PM
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Breakfast at the Southern Kitchen in Kanawha City, Charleston, WV. Impossible to beat. . . . unless. . .

I used to go to a place in Boston. . . It was on Boylston Ave somewhere between the Back Bay hilton and the Prudential Center. . . closer to the Back Bay. It was on the north side of the street (opposite the hilton and the Prudential Center). wht a greatl little greasy spoon it was. They made the best home fries and ALWAYS did the eggs perfectly. It was a classic NE grill joint. They had a bar along one wall and all the local alcoholic business men would be in there getting their morning shots. That was back in the late 80s early 90s. . . havn't been back in that neighborood since. I have GOT to go back up there and see if it still exists next time I'm in Boston.

I remember the Soouthern Kitchen. I haven't been there in years. I also remember great breakfasts at the Sterling at about three in the morning.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/30/05 4:45 AM
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Gournet's Market in Knoxville, on Kingston PK in the Bearden area has an outstanding Sunday breakfast/brunch. I go there most Sundays after church, meet with some friends and solve the world's problems. Sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/30/05 11:07 AM
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I remember the Soouthern Kitchen. I haven't been there in years. I also remember great breakfasts at the Sterling at about three in the morning.


Ahhh, the Sterling. . . It was a great steak place. The 16oz. "Bull in a Pen" was a favorite when my parents would take me out to diner when I was a starving college kid.
They recently had a reincarnation with a Greek restaurant in town. . . "Mykonos/Sterling" they called it. I noticed recently that it is back to being called just plain "Mykonos."
The only place to get a real taste of the old Sterling is in St. Albans at "The River's Edge." They do the crumbled blue cheese and french dressing exactly like the sterling did and I think they even offer a Bull in Pen. There is some familial connection between them and the old Sterling.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 01/30/05 11:20 AM
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I remember the Soouthern Kitchen. I haven't been there in years. I also remember great breakfasts at the Sterling at about three in the morning.


Ahhh, the Sterling. . . It was a great steak place. The 16oz. "Bull in a Pen" was a favorite when my parents would take me out to diner when I was a starving college kid.
They recently had a reincarnation with a Greek restaurant in town. . . "Mykonos/Sterling" they called it. I noticed recently that it is back to being called just plain "Mykonos."
The only place to get a real taste of the old Sterling is in St. Albans at "The River's Edge." They do the crumbled blue cheese and french dressing exactly like the sterling did and I think they even offer a Bull in Pen. There is some familial connection between them and the old Sterling.

Thanks for the update. My wife used to love the Sterling's Greek salad. I usually needed eggs and stuff at that hour.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sat, 02/5/05 10:54 PM
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Just got back from perrysburg,ohio. Great town. Good food. Nice atomsphere. Yes there is a waffle house there, right off of I 475 (exit 2). Perrysburg is located on the maumee river just below Toledo.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 02/6/05 6:16 PM
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On 17th Street just east of Castro at Market Street in San Francisco is Orphan Andy's, which is your basic diner, but with nearly all their offerings being quite good. They have a "Big Twos" for $7.75, which is 2 eggs, 2 sausage, 2 strips (except they usually send out 3) of bacon, 2 pancakes (each about 8" in diamater) and coffee, tea or soda. Their burgers are also very good. Nearly the only time this place is NOT open is Christmas Day and something like 2-5 AM once every two weeks to clean. Being in the Castro district, you can go there safely at any time of night or day.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Mon, 02/7/05 9:33 AM
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I had a really good breakfast at a neat little place in VA Beach this week one block from the ocean on Pacific Ave, called Waffles & Company. Homemade corned beef hash and good waffles, pancakes and omellettes. Good value.


Another great little local place for breakfast or lunch in Va. Beach is Mary's Restaurant. It's at 616 Va. Beach Blvd., (same as 17th St.) about 6 blocks in from the ocean.

Country/southern style breakfasts, and lunch is good too with daily blue plate specials.

Frank

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Mon, 02/21/05 5:16 PM
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Besides Norma J's mobile home eatery, one of my favorite spots is Chris's Family Restaurant. If you're ever travelling along I-78, eastward from Harrisburg PA and get off at Route 100 North - instead of turning left into where Cracker Barrell is located, turn right, go about 2 miles, and it's on the left.

Usual breakfast fare includes creamed chipped beef, feta cheese and spinach omelets, fresh home fries, and experienced waitresses. They don't make 'real' folded up omelets, only the frittata kind but they're good and if you want grits, you'll have to go to Cracker Barrell.
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Right next to Chris's is a Mobil gas station with a little sandwich shop inside (only open until 2 PM). For a huge made-to-order carryout egg & cheese and ham (bacon, or sausage) sandwich on a Kaiser roll, that's the place. It doesn't have a sign outside for the sandwich shop but it's one of the busiest takeout spots in the area at lunchtime too, when they grill big thick hamburgers for those same Kaiser rolls.

I will second Ruby Roses reccomendation on Chris. Made a point to go there after reading her post. Vey good pancakes.The home fries were also good, and differant. Saturated with butter for a buttery, rather than greasy taste . excellant

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Mon, 02/21/05 5:22 PM
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Maureen's Kitchen
(631) 360-9227
1 Larson Ave
Smithtown, NY 11787

Only open for breakfast and lunch.


I second this! Yummy

Another favorite is the Terrace Diner on Sunrise Highway in West Babylon...spotlessly clean, great food, usually good service (can be slow sometimes).

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Fri, 02/25/05 12:14 PM
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Here in NY, on my way to the office, everyday I stop at this (for lack of better description)- take out deli. No, not the usual Jewish style deli here in NY, but a place that has the obligatory salad bar at lunch, hot foods, and serves breakfast too. I never eat in, but they have the best bargain left in NY. A coffee, or tea, and a toasted bagel (many varieties) or a bialy (my favorite) with either butter, or jelly for the sum of ONE dollar. The coffee is decent, and the bialies are truly tasty. I am sure it has a name, though I do not know it- but it is the only deli between 39th Street and 40th Street on the west side of Madison Ave. It is too bad that they recently lost the best, and fastest counter guy in the world, but the bargain still remains. ONE DOLLAR?

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Fri, 02/25/05 12:55 PM
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Three great places for breakfast locally come to mind: Waffle House (no need to explain that one), Starliner Diner in Hilliard (great breakfast burritos and French Toast made with Cuban bread), and The Cock and Crow in West Jefferson (yummy breakfast quiches). I love anything different for breakfast, including the catfish at Cracker Barrel, therefore these type places get my vote every time.

Donna

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Sun, 03/20/05 9:22 PM
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i love Country Jims in Davidson,Michigan. Used to have one here in waterford,michigan (which was the only one, then they Moved to davidson)great country ham there. if ur in the Davidson-flint area, go there its off INTERSTATE 69 exit 145.

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RE: Local Breakfast Eateries? - Tue, 03/22/05 12:11 PM
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Nashville, TN - the Hermitage Cafe on Hermitage Ave just on the outskirts of downtown. Awesome biscuits, pancakes, eggs, bacon - all the usual breakfast fare, as well as above par sweet tea. This place opens up at night, stays open around the clock through the normal breakfast hours, and closes up aruond lunchtime. It'a an honest-to-goodness greasy spoon where country music celebrity photos line the walls, and you never know who you might run into. The Hermitage Cafe is the second best breakfast I've ever had next to the amazing food at the Beacon in Oxford, MS. This place is not to be missed in Oxford. We had to wait 20 minutes or more in the wall-to-wall packed little diner before getting seated. When our food was delivered, we knew why there was such a wait. This place has the most amazing hash browns I've ever had - everything was absolutely perfect. Just don't ask them for sweet tea - the t-shirts are not a joke.

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