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View Poll Results: Blue Plate Special
Bob Evan's 3 6.67%
Carrow’s 0 0%
Coco's 0 0%
Cracker Barrel 11 24.44%
Denny’s 5 11.11%
Eggs Up Grill 0 0%
First Watch 2 4.44%
Huddle House 0 0%
IHOP 5 11.11%
Le Peep 1 2.22%
Marie Callender's 0 0%
Mimi’s Café 1 2.22%
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 4 8.89%
The Egg & I 2 4.44%
The Flying Biscuit Café 1 2.22%
The Original Pancake House 0 0%
Village Inn 0 0%
Waffle House 5 11.11%
Other 2 4.44%
Dunno 1 2.22%
42 eggs were harmed in the making of this poll 2 4.44%
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:38 PM
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I agree that breakfast is the best meal of the day.
I agree that breakfast I make at home is usually better than breakfast out, but I don't think all breakfast out options are horrible.
Of the ones on the list I have occasionally eaten at, which isn't many, Perkins was the best. None on the list are available near me.
The best chain restaurant breakfast I know of is at Governor's, a chain only found in Maine. Their lunch and dinner offerings are fairly lackluster, unless you are really only there for the dessert. But their breakfasts are great.

https://www.governorsrestaurant.com/...19/05/Eggs.pdf
https://www.governorsrestaurant.com/...es-omelets.pdf
https://www.governorsrestaurant.com/...fast-Sides.pdf

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starbucks? and their feta egg wraps
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starbucks? and their feta egg wraps
Yeah, that spinach and feta thing is a pretty decent option.
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Wrong coast for many people here from what I can tell, but my favorite for breakfast food is Black Bear Diner. I don't think I've ever been and not had to wait 45 minutes for a table, but we keep going back because it's SOOOO good.

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I usually avoid chain breakfast places more than chain pizza places.

But if I have to go to one, it would be Cracker Barrel. However, they are few and far between where I usually go, so I'll go with Perkins or Dennys as tied for second.
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Like I said earlier in the thread, Bob Evans is not as good as it used to be but still tops the list for me (although I am not familiar with some of these).

Wait staff is usually very nice and helpful. I can count on getting a pretty good omelet or other egg meal, and I like their hotcakes and sausage. They have a Farmer's Breakfast that has all the key components: your choice of eggs, breakfast meat, and hotcakes or French toast. They are good about refilling coffee/other drinks and will give you to-go cups as you leave. And I like their coffee and real cream (fairly strong but not bitter, IMO).

Agree that I can make almost any of it better at home and often do. Breakfasting out gives us a place to sit down (as a family of six plus (usually) an in-law or two) and enjoy some nice conversation; so we will opt for that once in a while.
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Chief's post has me wondering, do most people say pancakes or hotcakes? I've always used the term pancakes. Is hotcakes a regional thing? Mind you, I lived in Louisville for almost a decade and I don't recall every hearing 'hotcakes' around there.
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Did pancakes in Louisville sell like hotcakes?
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We've always said pancakes. I'm from, well, Maine.
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Chief's post has me wondering, do most people say pancakes or hotcakes? I've always used the term pancakes. Is hotcakes a regional thing? Mind you, I lived in Louisville for almost a decade and I don't recall every hearing 'hotcakes' around there.
I believe McD's label them as "hotcakes".

Not sure how IHOP would list them.
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