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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/07/31 15:41:14 (permalink)
i can't believe i'm saying this but...
WAFFLEHOUSE
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/07/31 15:55:52 (permalink)
Here in Ohio, we love Waffle House for breakfast, and Matthew's in West Jefferson, a little Mom and Pop type place. And we also like First Watch a lot as they are all so clean, bright and well maintained with good healthy meals. Their wait staff are all so cheerful and helpful which makes for a good eating experience, along with good food.

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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/07/31 16:07:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by xannie_01

i can't believe i'm saying this but...
WAFFLEHOUSE

Oh, you can't go wrong at Waffle House.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/07/31 16:40:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by xannie_01

i can't believe i'm saying this but...
WAFFLEHOUSE

Oh, you can't go wrong at Waffle House.


I've only eaten at one once, but after that I always believed that friends don't let friends eat at Waffle House. That was based on one bad experience however so maybe not sufficient evidence. Cracker Barrel however, is one of my favorites if I am travelling and can't find a good local place. Go figure. Fred
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/07/31 21:31:41 (permalink)
Two of my favorites from my time in California, one in the Bay Area and the other in SoCal.

LeRoy's in Monrovia. Lines start early on Sunday morning for this unpretentious little diner. Big plates of eggs, pancakes, hashbrowns et al are what this place is famous for. Nothing elaborate, just great breakfasts.

Fat Apples formerly Fat Alberts in El Cerrito. More upscale with the standard breakfast fare of waffles, eggs, pastries, etc made from scratch with high quality ingredients. The also make some of the best pie in the East Bay.

One more that I just remembered. I use to get great chili omelettes at the Chino Airport on Sunday mornings. Who would have thought, good food at an airport.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/01 10:27:12 (permalink)
In Mexico Beach Florida

Sharon's - It is a small locals place that is packed in the mornings.

I have never had a bad breakfast there, the waffles are thick and deelishus, the hash just a bit spicy, the omolettes huge and always GRITS.

In Panama City Florida

John Boy's Shoppe - the building looks like it was an old awful waffle/steak & waffle/huddle house. The building has seen better days but looks can be decieving as often is the case. Great portions, fast service, and Ghoulash that is out of this world. Open 24/7 great for those late nights/early mornings

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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/01 11:27:39 (permalink)
I agree that John O'Groats in LA is number one.

The Hash House on Decatur (not Hash House a go go) in Vegas is a tie for number one.

The Bijou Cafe in Portland, Oregon is right up there.

Sophie's Cosmic Cafe in Vancouver, BC is also right up there -- although it has been a few years.

I also enjoy Barksdale's in Memphis ... although it isn't anything like the first four. The guy at Barksdale's said his mantra is "It isn't grease until it hits the floor."





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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/01 12:01:32 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Donna Douglass

Here in Ohio, we love Waffle House for breakfast, and Matthew's in West Jefferson, a little Mom and Pop type place. And we also like First Watch a lot as they are all so clean, bright and well maintained with good healthy meals. Their wait staff are all so cheerful and helpful which makes for a good eating experience, along with good food.

Donna


We like Starliner Diner in Hilliard.
Best brk I have had on the road was Loveless Cafe in TN
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/01 15:59:48 (permalink)
I love Waffle House but think Old Original Pancake House, Shoneys and Cracker Barrel are not only overpriced but overrated. Now let us proceed to the non-chains.

Coffee Cup in Charlotte even w/ all the changes is still wonderful for breakfast. Not recommended for lunch anymore, IMHO. King Tut Grill in Knoxville is also very good. The shrimp and grits at the Charleston Place hotel in Charleston is to die for. The Japanese breakfast at the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central Station in NYC is super expensive and super good.

Now the greatest place on the planet for breakfast after a night of bar hopping is the Athens in Charlotte on the old Independance Blvd. Sit down to wonderful eggs, pancakes, homefries and the pimps bringing in their girls after a night's work. Breakfast AND entertainment, what more can you get? The pimps and girls know that the yuppies from Myers Park will be there, probably slightly intoxicated, but I have never seen a problem in the place. Everyone gets along very well. Great food, drunk yuppies, pimps, hookers, cops, nurses and doctors (three hospitals are close by)...a wonderful mix!

Two great bars are, well one now, were very close to the Athens. The Double Door and Diamond Jim's were the two bars.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/07 17:22:57 (permalink)
Originally posted by Tony Bad

I never had a bad breakfast at Kitchen Little in Mystic Ct...and I have had many.

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Gotta agree with you Tony------------Kitchen Little "RULES" as they say!
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/07 19:06:23 (permalink)
OK LA/So Cal members was really good bfreakfast place downtown- near then Bonaventure Hotel (black glass. round sections -looks like similar Hotel in Detroit)The Original Pantry?- I'm going back to grad school days in 79-80. Place in Farmers mkt was good- Nate and Als, Jurgesons?- all good eats.

In no particular Order:

Barney Greengrass
Ess-a-bagel
Zabars -to go
Sarabeths Kitchen
(all NYC)
Otis Cafe- Otis OR
Flying Biscut Cafe - Atlanta
Latin american Cafeteria, Miami
The Biltmore - Sunday Brunch- $$ but worth a splurge
In Chicago- with the pass out donut holes- Mitchells???
Beckys -Portland ME
Congdons (for donuts) Wells ME
Ponzio's- Cherry Hill NJ
Windsor Diner- "

BUT one of the best(buffet) breakfasts (which I love) I ever had was at the Sheraton Great Wall in Beijing, China.They had most styles of food you can think of- American, English, German, japanese, Dim Sum, etc etc- great bakery items- sticky buns, croissants and on.Cant wait to go again.

This could be another good topic- best breakfast buffets and best hotel Breakfasts?? Anyone


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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/07 19:49:22 (permalink)

See my trip report for this Past weekend.

I do recommend DILLARD HOUSE in Dillard,Georgia
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/08 09:30:09 (permalink)
Here's some of my favorites:

Sip & Bite - Fells Point (Baltimore), MD
Round the Clock Diner - York, PA
Matt's Big Breakfast - Phoenix, AZ
Kiss the Cook - Glendale, AZ
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/08 11:55:34 (permalink)
Oh, how I would like to try them all, so I could see how my favorite, the Gold Star in Worcester Mass measures up
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/15 11:42:34 (permalink)
Just had to post here, because I LOVE to eat out for breakfast!!

Best in Los Angeles: Brent's http://www.brentsdeli.com/

Best in Toronto: Over Easy http://www.toronto.com/shops_services/listing/000-156-533

Best Hotel Breakfast Buffet http://www.airtelplaza.com/van-nuys-restaurants.html

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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/15 13:02:19 (permalink)
Some of the best local to me in central MA;

Britney's on Rte 20 in Northboro - awesome menu, home made hash browns to die for, Italian Fritatta sandwich is amazing

Jakes Coffee Shop in Marlboro - great omelette selection, good specials, and fantastic home made corned beef hash

Hooligans - a new place in Marlboro on the Northboro line, great menu, creative choices. They offer hash browns ala Waffle House, scattered, smothered, etc.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/15 13:06:22 (permalink)
I meant to mention Carl's Oxford Diner in Oxford, MA...if you are REALLY hungry that is. An authentive diner that serves portions so huge that it is almost comical. A kielbasa, egg, and cheese sandwich = a whole 8" link of kielbasa on a regular size bun with egg and cheese. I asked the cook how many eggs go into an omelette and he answered..."well, anywhere from about six to about nine, depending on my mood"...

Not for the faint of stomach.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/15 19:08:04 (permalink)
Bryant's
3965 Summer Ave
Memphis, TN 38122-5209
(901) 324-7494

Blue and White
1355 Highway 61 North, Tunica, MS
Tel: (662) 363-1371
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/15 20:03:27 (permalink)
1. Al's Breakfast - Dinkytown Mn

2. Stella's Bakery - Billings Mt

3. Hell's Kitchen - Mpls Mn

4. Cowboy Breakfast Ride, Palmer Gulch Stables - near Rapid City SD
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/15 20:51:03 (permalink)
George Webbs in and around the Milwaukee area...they have NEVER made my eggs wrong and we love the hashbrowns with cheese.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/16 00:59:43 (permalink)
[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=116']Lasyone's[/url] is a must if you're anywhere near the area. I live in Natchitoches and can attest to the reviews' accuracy even now.

And fhoran, I like your style!
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(Cracker Barrel however, is one of my favorites if I am travelling and can't find a good local place. Go figure. Fred)
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/17 18:30:43 (permalink)
Flo's at the Chino Airport in Chino, CA

Johnson's Corner, right off I-25 at Exit 254 in Loveland, CO
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/18 16:42:48 (permalink)
Nate n Al's, Beverly Hills

Beachside, La Quinta
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/20 00:49:35 (permalink)
The Hancock Hotel and Bakery, Hancock, Vermont.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/20 02:17:46 (permalink)
First, let me acknowledge that I've never been to Chicago icons Lou Mitchell's (DEFINITELY on the Big Ugly list due to it's location, 565 Jackson St, near where Route 66 begins), Richard Walker's, or Ann Sather's. My list is limited to Wisconsin.

I am the LAST person to knock George Webb's but there's only ONE place in SE Wisconsin for breakfast, and it's here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/photos/gallery/chi-071306kenosha-photogallery,1,899417.photogallery?coll=chi-photos-utl&index=2 (Also picture 3). You'll wait about 20 minutes if you're lucky, but Frank's garbage plate will make you extremely glad you did. You should get half a garbage plate the first time you go. Make sure and get the homemade bread on the side. If you run out of coffee, get up and get more, but you have to empty the pot serving everyone else who wants some. It's WAY off the beaten path on 58th St. between 5th and 6th Ave, and I wish I got my breakfast to go and headed for the lakefront, which is about half a mile away. The nearest thing to ambrosia you can get before 9 a.m. in my opinion. It used to be a railroad car, and has been sitting right where it is now for 80 years.

If you can't get off the beaten path, then Apple Holler has as good a breakfast buffet as I've ever eaten, but only on Saturday and Sunday. Get there about 10:30 and wait until they change to the lunch buffet and keep chowing. Apple Holler does a great lunch and supper, and have plays and magic shows that are worth the trip, and I'm gushing about a place just off the evil I, so it must be great. http://www.appleholler.com
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/27 22:51:24 (permalink)
Current Cafeteria -Durham, NC
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/27 23:20:31 (permalink)
I can't believe it took to the middle of the 2nd page for Lou Mitchell's in Chicago. A unique spot in an incredible eating town. Those double-yolk eggs, elbow to elbow with everyone, doughnut holes while waiting in line (which you will), great omelets (my wife had apples on hers!) It's the greatest!
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/29 15:41:14 (permalink)
Only been to Dottie's once, and I thought it was slightly overrated, too much flavorless cheese on my eggs. Then again, I may need to try it again sometime to see if that was just a fluke.

My personal favorite is Jo-ann's in S San Francisco. First found out about it from a 1992 copy of the print version of Roadfood. It's no longer on the site, but the egg dishes there are first rate.
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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/08/29 17:27:12 (permalink)
There is a famous 11-seat restaurant in Montreal called "Cosmos" that is known for its breakfasts.
Cosmos, and it's owner Tony Koulakis

were the subject of a documentary a few years back.

Has anyone from the forum has ever been there? ... if so how was it?



(here's an article on the place ... http://www.theconcordian.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=bb1e3662-5583-4bbb-bd0d-376c767ec7f3 )



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RE: Really great breakfast places - you rate'm 2006/09/02 23:25:38 (permalink)
i know i posted this somewhere before
TowerGrille in Waterbury,Ct 3 eggs potatoes toast coffee $3.99
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