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Downtown Ollys 822 N. Illinois

Well here we are at Christmas Week already. Since Pat and I both have other stuff to do we realized that Monday would be the only day we could get together to break bread before the Holiday. We further decided that breakfast would fit our schedules much better than lunch. And no joint says breakfast to us like Ollys. During the week they offer a special of 2 eggs, your choice, with bacon or sausage and toast for $2.99. Pat and I have both taken advantage of the special on many occasions. Pat with his wife,Fran, while bike riding. Me after “working” out at the gym. In addition we stop in after lunch for adult beverages when we dine in the area. It was one of those times;last week;we discovered they had changed their menu. So it was due for a re-visit anyway.

Pat won’t have his usual epic note this week since he forgot his pad. Being the Holidays I made an Administrative decision and gave him a pass. Anyone reading this blog regularly knows Pat’s eating habits. He likes his food simple. For his breakfast he ordered a special and a half order of biscuits and gravy. His standard breakfast special is scrambled eggs, crisp bacon and dry wheat toast.

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Another thing about Pat and his food when he is hungry he doesn’t mess around. He started eating while I was still picking up my phone.

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For me I ordered a full biscuits and gravy with 2 over easy eggs perched on top.

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I believe they serve the largest biscuits and gravy in town. For the half order they use 3 biscuit halves and on the full order 5. The amount of gravy they pour over is almost excessive. It is definitely some of the best if not the best in town.

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I also got a side of bacon. I went ahead and got mine crisp like Pat;normally I don’t care. One comment on the bacon. I nearly always order bacon because they always do a fantastic job with it. It is consistently well done;as in properly cooked not over cooked. I think the prices are just as nice as their food. A half order of biscuits and gravy is $4.50 and a full is $5.95. A side of 4 slices of bacon is $2.50,I think. I know ala carte eggs are $1.50 each. So I feel that for the quality and amount served this joint is a great place to try for breakfast or lunch. Keep in mind they are open 24/7 serving food. So Pat and I liked this place last year and we like it even more now.

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5 responses

  1. Damn, I’m hungry! That gravy looks fantastic!

    December 21, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    • Oh it was. It had huge chunks of sausage in it. They are supposed to have good breakfast potatoes as well,but I haven’t tried them yet.

      December 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  2. I can’t even process $2.99. That is crazy talk. The bacon looks great, but the biscuits and gravy are not as pretty as they probably tasted. You’d think biscuits and gravy wasn’t a hard mission to accomplish, but boy, my husband has only found a few that he likes. Some are too salty, some are lumpy, some are lacking sausage bits. And then the biscuits! There’s an art to that. Not crunchy, no hockey pucks. Flaky is best. I’m still trying to process $2.99. Isn’t coffee alone $2.99??

    December 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    • At Ollies coffee is 2 bucks with refills. So a $2.99 price for a breakfast is amazing. Biscuits are very interesting Flaky is of course mandatory but it is hard to tell with gravy all over. Their gravy is very tasty and has great chunks of sausage. One of their breakfast dishes has gravy over your eggs. Now ain’t that something.

      December 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      • Deliciously indulgent.

        December 23, 2015 at 5:59 pm

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