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mrcocktail

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Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Sun, 02/6/05 12:13 PM (permalink)
Me - I have but two to add to the list of great places

1.) Dotties True Blue Cafe - 522 Jones St, San Fran. I will say nothing. Just go and report back.

2.) Al's Breakfast 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN. Ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

Now send your list.
 
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    Spudnut

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    RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Sun, 02/6/05 3:33 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by mrcocktail

    Me - I have but two to add to the list of great places

    1.) Dotties True Blue Cafe - 522 Jones St, San Fran. I will say nothing. Just go and report back.

    2.) Al's Breakfast 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN. Ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.

    Now send your list.




    Should I take it from your comment that Bob Dylan frequented the latter place?

    I'm not great at breakfast places...it's my least favorite meal to eat out. I used to love a place called The Diner in Yountville, CA, but I hear it closed a while ago. In NYC, pretty much any diner is really good, I think. A lot of folks will tell you to head to Barney Greengrass in NYC, which I can't disagree with -- but, it's not my kind of food, so I can't personally comment.

    My favorite local place is called Tal Bagels (on this site). Good bagels, great "appetizing" (chicken salad, tuna salad, lox, etc.)
     
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      zataar

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      RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Sun, 02/6/05 4:37 PM (permalink)
      #1: Hell's Kitchen, 89 S. 10th Street www.hellskitcheninc.com
      Not inexpensive, but worth it.
      #2: Al's, Minneapolis, see above
      #3 My house, we make very good breakfast, generally not open to the public, but exceptions could be made.
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Sun, 02/6/05 5:06 PM (permalink)
        Well, I made some darned good huevos rancheros this morning.
         
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          BigJim

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          RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 02/16/05 2:57 PM (permalink)
          I live here in Fresno Ca. and we have a place that just serves
          breckfast and lunch, it is called Jus Joes. This guys food is sinful
          it tastes so good. He has a special omlet that has 6-7 eggs in it
          beside three or four kinds of meat and all the veggies in it. it is
          a big meal in itself, but that isnt all that goes with it, like hash
          browns and the some of the best biscuits and gravy you ever tasted.
          It is woth it if you ever get around this area.
           
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            garykg6

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            RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 02/16/05 3:11 PM (permalink)
            in Tampa,you can't beat 'SUBWORLD'on Dale Mabre hwy(in North Tampa).great omelette's,sausage and divine home fries/hash browns,one man cooking operation.....friendly,down home and worth a stop anytime(his lunch's are wonderful as well)
             
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              rbpalmer

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              RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 02/16/05 3:15 PM (permalink)
              My two favorite Roadfood-type breakfast places are Angelo's (love that homemade raisin toast) in Ann Arbor MI and The Frontier (gotta have that breakfast burrito with red chilies, the sweet roll and fresh squeezed OJ) in Albuquerque.
               
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                cbolado

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                RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 02/16/05 3:49 PM (permalink)
                I rarely skip breakfast, although it’s not a meal I generally put too much effort into. Usually just some yogurt, cereal, and fruit, maybe pancakes on the weekends. But here are some Roadfood-type places I’ve enjoyed, in no particular order:

                I’ll put another vote in for Barney Greengrass. I went there a couple weeks ago with some friends. My eggs and pastrami on a bagel was delicious, and my friend couldn’t stop raving about his sturgeon.

                Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, NJ. Their motto is “eat heavy.” Prepare to do exactly that.

                Valois “See your food”, Chicago, IL. There’s always a long line out the door in the mornings, but they move people along very quickly. Good omelettes and cheap prices that made University of Chicago students happy. This is mostly a sentimental nod to the greasy-spoon joint of my college years.

                I know it’s a chain, but I like the Original Pancake House. I mean, they serve bacon waffles. Not a waffle with bacon on the side, but a waffle with bacon cooked inside. Genius.

                Latin American Restaurant, Miami, FL. Eggs, bacon, hash browns, Cuban toast, and a café con leche, all for under $4. You can’t beat that.

                Blue Heaven, Key West, FL. I attacked those pancakes with gusto. They even gave me pure maple syrup, which always earns points with me. Reasonable prices, and lots of character.
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 02/16/05 3:52 PM (permalink)
                  I don't think you can possibly beat The Shack in East Lyme, Connectict.
                   
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                    signman

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                    RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 02/16/05 4:37 PM (permalink)
                    Garykg6, Any idea of the exact address on Dale Mabry for Sub World. For me the hash browns or home fries are the most important ingredient. Was just in Tampa, now I'll have to wait til next year to try this place. It's not Sub Port is it, which a freind of mine owns and operates on west side of Dale Mabry at Bearss.

                    I did however have a terrific breakfast at Lenny's in Clearwater. Check out my comments on the Florida Roadfood Meet II thread. Sorry you couldn't meet us.
                     
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                      renfrew

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                      RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Thu, 02/17/05 1:42 PM (permalink)





                      Should I take it from your comment that Bob Dylan frequented the latter place?



                      Huh, never thought of Dylan. I thought of the Specials myself. Much better.

                      I have to add Mo's Midtown in Hartford, CT to the list. And Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in Boston.
                       
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                        bam66

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                        RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Thu, 02/17/05 1:49 PM (permalink)
                        Anyone know of some great breakfast joints in Arizona like the kind you find all over in California? I know of just a small handfull out here. We have a great variety of food in AZ, but two things we're weak on are great burger joints and great breakfast joints.
                        ~Brian
                         
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                          6star

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                          RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Thu, 02/17/05 2:16 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by signman

                          Garykg6, Any idea of the exact address on Dale Mabry for Sub World. For me the hash browns or home fries are the most important ingredient. Was just in Tampa, now I'll have to wait til next year to try this place. It's not Sub Port is it, which a freind of mine owns and operates on west side of Dale Mabry at Bearss.


                          According to the online yellow pages it is just north of Linebaugh Avenue about 3 miles south of your friend's place:

                          Sub World Restaurant
                          10051 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
                          PH. (813) 961-0352
                           
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                            signman

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                            RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Thu, 02/17/05 11:54 PM (permalink)
                            Thanks 6star. I will give this place a try. Sub Port is at 14932 N. Dale Mabry. They serve a Jersey influenced sub, but the best thing about the place is the huge collection of Ocean Liner memorabilia.
                             
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                              MikeS.

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                              RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Sun, 02/20/05 5:48 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by BigJim

                              I live here in Fresno Ca. and we have a place that just serves
                              breckfast and lunch, it is called Jus Joes. This guys food is sinful
                              it tastes so good. He has a special omlet that has 6-7 eggs in it
                              beside three or four kinds of meat and all the veggies in it. it is
                              a big meal in itself, but that isnt all that goes with it, like hash
                              browns and the some of the best biscuits and gravy you ever tasted.
                              It is woth it if you ever get around this area.


                              Wow, we have another person from Fresberg show up! Jennifer4 and I now have some company :) Welcome, BigJim!

                              Mike, 41 years at Cedar&Shields, now in Eastern WVa.
                               
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                                garykg6

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                                RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Sun, 02/20/05 10:47 AM (permalink)
                                SIGNMAN,it's on Dale Mabry just north of Busch Blvd,if coming from downtown,go north about a mile past Waters Ave,it will be in a strip mall that also contains Tampa bagels,Schlotkis...it will be on your right
                                Thanks for the offer,I would have loved to go but this is 'Easter Season',meaning,as a trumpet player,it's one show,service or production after another.
                                 
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                                  enginecapt

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                                  RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Tue, 03/1/05 1:41 AM (permalink)
                                  Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles: 1514 N. Gower St, Hollywood, CA (everything)

                                  Nancy's Cafe: 9759 Arrow Route, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (The meat loaf and eggs is a GREAT brekkie)

                                  Letty's Restaurant: 31455 State Highway 18, Lucerne Valley, CA (The pork chili verde omlette rulez)
                                   
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                                    UncleVic

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                                    RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Tue, 03/1/05 2:36 AM (permalink)
                                    Though it's been 13 years, and don't know if the place exists anymore... My vote goes to Kolics Kitchen on the west side of Indianapolis. True roadfood style place. It's located on Oliver Street, off the beaten path, snuggled between a bunch of factories. Place was pretty boring looking on the inside. The walls where covered with autographed pictures of famous people Chef Kolic either had in the restaurant, or has catered (mainly country music).. But for 6 bucks, you'd get steak and eggs, american fries, biscuits and a coffee (free refills) which even then was a good deal! You never left hungry! The place would open at 5am, and by 6am, the 75 plus seats in the place would be filled... (Note: Everything was made from scratch here).....

                                    Today, the closest breakfast spot to my house is the Forest Hills Inn (Grand Rapids Twp). Food is mediocre, spend 10 bucks and an hour or so later your hungry again... Then I found out that their Sausage gravy comes out of a can... yuk.... Also, eggs they use must be of the "small" grade...
                                    All is not bad though... They have a pretty decent lunch there (just dont try to special order a burger... They screw it up everytime).. But dinners there are awesome!



                                     
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                                      olphart

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                                      RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 03/16/05 7:19 PM (permalink)
                                      The House of Pies down the street from us has, by far, the worst pie I ever et! But they make a purddy durn good breakfast!
                                       
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                                        ctfrasier

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                                        RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 03/16/05 9:52 PM (permalink)
                                        The two best breakfasts I've had in restaurants:
                                        1. The Beacon on North Lamar Blvd in Oxford, MS. Thank God we asked a local where to have breakfast when we were in Oxford. Everything was good with the best potatoes ever!
                                        2.Hermitage Cafe on Hermitage Ave in Nashville. This is the epitome of a greasy spoon but a Nashville landmark. A great place at 3am on Sunday morning or 8am on Sunday morning.
                                         
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                                          Tony Bad

                                          RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 03/16/05 10:16 PM (permalink)
                                          I never had a bad breakfast at Kitchen Little in Mystic Ct...and I have had many.

                                          http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=618
                                           
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                                            WaffleHouserules

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                                            RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Fri, 03/25/05 1:57 PM (permalink)
                                            National Coney Island here in detroit area. I can eat breakfast there for under $5. That is what I like. That place is always packed with customers, and the waitresses are nice. I like waffle house better but there is no waffle house up here.
                                             
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                                              MaxZook

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                                              RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Fri, 03/25/05 3:31 PM (permalink)
                                              A few places that give the lie to the idea that you can't get a good breakfast in a big city (Los Angeles):
                                              • The Griddle Café http://www.thegriddlecafe.com, 7916 Sunset Blvd. @ Fairfax, Hollywood; (323) 874-0377. Humoungous portions at rock bottom prices [at least for LA]. "Saturday Morning Fever" pancakes with Bailey's and Kahlúa; chili and cheese omelettes. A portion of the price of the "Young At Heart" buttermilk pancakes with M & Ms and rainbow sprinkles, goes to benefit the Make A Wish foundation for people wishing for lower cholesterol . It's worth it on a weekday, but the lines are too long on Sat. and Sun.; if you're hungry enough to eat a single portion, you'll pass out from malnutrition before you can get a table. On weekends go down the street to:

                                              • The Kokomo Café http://www.kokomocafe.com, Farmer's Market #120, 6333 W. 3rd St. @ Fairfax, L.A.; (323) 933-0773. Not as jammed on the weekends as it used to be. Great coffee; eggs sardou (Benedict with artichoke and spinach); red turkey hash.

                                              • Marston's http://www.marstonsrestaurant.com, 151 East Walnut St., Pasadena; (626)796-2459. Another place that tends to get too crowded on the weekends, but worth it for cornflake French toast and smoked salmon omelettes.

                                              • And my favorite L.A. breakfast joint: John O'Groats, 10516 W Pico (w. of Beverly Glen, near the Rancho Park golf course), Los Angeles; (310) 204-0692. Buckwheat pancakes, best biscuits in L.A., thick bacon, and the best oatmeal I have ever eaten in my life. A little more expensive than most of the places listed on Roadfood, but this is L.A....[|)]

                                               
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                                                Donna Douglass

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                                                RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Fri, 03/25/05 4:03 PM (permalink)
                                                Bam66....I have three recommendations in Tempe, AZ; for great burgers, The Chuck Box on University, burgers done over open fire and you add your own toppings at your pleasure.....rustic and very good.

                                                For breakfast Chompies, Jewish deli and great and Harlow's on University, really good and varied menu.

                                                These were three of our favorite places while living there.

                                                Donna
                                                 
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                                                  rainsux

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                                                  RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Sun, 03/27/05 1:03 PM (permalink)
                                                  > National Coney Island here in detroit area

                                                  Consider: (Not a $5 breakfast, but damn fine eats)

                                                  Fly Trap in Ferndale: Woodward, just north of the theater.
                                                  Recipies in Troy: Crooks, just south of Big Beaver.

                                                  -doug
                                                   
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                                                    JDSpiedies

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                                                    RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Mon, 03/28/05 5:05 PM (permalink)
                                                    The only place I have to tell you people about is Sonny's Blue Ben Diner in Bennington Vermont. You can read one of my previous posts from last year about the place.
                                                     
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                                                      RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Mon, 03/28/05 6:05 PM (permalink)
                                                      I wouldn't expect any readers here to venture this far from the coast of Maine, assuming you'd come this far north at all, but if you do, What's For Supper on Rt.2 in Norridgewock, ME has an outstanding breakfast buffet. The corned beef hash and baked beans are especially good.
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                                                        Coaster Dog

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                                                        RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Wed, 03/30/05 11:57 AM (permalink)
                                                        Lakeside Diner in Stamford (Off Long Ridge Rd) has always been a favorite for pancakes and fantastic egg sanwiches.

                                                        When I lived in New York we would go to La Florent in the Meat Packing district (Little W 12th) they would begin serving breakfast a 3:30 AM and catch to latenight crowd pouring out of the clubs + lots of restaurant empoyees would head there after work. Delicious eggs done a million ways. I recall they had the greatest house made corned beef hash.

                                                        In Milford I go to Pop's for a very good egg sandwich and my 3-year old orders a Belgian waffle bigger than his head.
                                                         
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                                                          buffetbuster

                                                          RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Mon, 07/31/06 3:14 PM (permalink)
                                                          I don't think any list of great breakfast places is complete without mention of Hob Nob Hill in San Diego. All of their food is exemplary, but their coffee cake and muffin of the day is what really sets them apart for me. You will also get great service and it has been there since 1944. When I was in San Diego in March for the World Baseball Classic, I ate there three days in a row. On the third day, my buddy decided to get up early enough to go with me. Truthfully, he doesn't understand my interest and pursuit of roadfood. He would much rather go to a Bob Evans or Cracker Barrel. But with all the baseball we saw and all the cool things we did on the trip, he said his breakfast at Hob Nob Hill was the highlight of the trip. Another convert!

                                                          Other favorite places that need mentioned are:

                                                          Maltby Cafe in Maltby, WA
                                                          Otis Cafe in Otis, OR
                                                          Juilleret's in Charlevoix, MI
                                                          Pancake Pantry in Nashville
                                                           
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                                                            josefinajoisey

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                                                            RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm Mon, 07/31/06 3:37 PM (permalink)
                                                            I also love Kitchen Little in Mystic. Driving from Jersey to Cape Cod, we time it so we can eat breakfast
                                                            there.
                                                            Also, the Colonial Diner in Lyndhurst, NJ, and the Downtown Diner in Lake Placid, NY.
                                                             
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