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Sunshine Breakfast House & Grill 5116 West 38th Street

Sometimes Pat and I like to change things up and do breakfast instead of lunch. Usually when Pat has something else to do on Wednesday afternoon. Such was the case this Wednesday.

This place has only been open for 4 months. It is in a building that used to house a Mexican restaurant and you can tell from the hand painted murals on the walls. Their breakfast menu is pretty standard but I thought the prices a bit lower than most joints. Which is a good thing. I went all in on their Sunshine Breakfast platter for $8.99. It was 2 bacon, 2 sausage links, 2 pieces of ham, hashbrown potatoes and 2 eggs your call. Plus a choice of pancakes or toast. I couldn’t resist the siren call of pancakes so I ordered my eggs scrambled. I mean why have all that egg yolk without toast to mop it up.

Everything was very nicely done. The shredded potatoes were crisp, as was the bacon. I especially like the slight “char” on the ham from the griddle.

The pancakes were light and fluffy, not exceptional, but good and they went well with the salty meats.

So we had a very nice breakfast, relatively cheap. As Pat said there isn’t any foo foo stuff on their menu just good solid food. Well worth trying.


Emmy’s Pancake House & Grill 7508 Beechwood Centre Rd. Avon In.

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If gluttony were a punishable offense Pat and I would both be locked up. Either one of our meals would have been enough for us to split. However the belly wants what the belly wants.

Emmy’s is that place that exists all over the nation. A large menu featuring breakfast as well as lunch or dinner and they will serve whatever you want when you want it. Oh yeah and the prices are reasonable and the portions are huge.

For whatever reason breakfast food always sounds so enticing anytime of day so Pat and I both decided on omelets. Emmy's 029

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I think that all of their egg dishes offer a choice of pancakes or toast. Pat,as usual,gets dry toast and I opt for pancakes. That way he can taste my cakes and still tell his wife he ordered dry toast. Shrewd.

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These are the pancakes that came with my meat lovers omelette. Very light and tasty. Everything you would want in a pancake. They add a bit of vanilla to their syrup;which I think is interesting. Too much of the syrup may be overwhelming. However in “normal” amounts it provides a nice change.

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This omelette is filled with ham,sausage and bacon. As an up-charge I added sausage gravy to cover. It was great. The eggs were nicely prepared but a purist might suggest that they were over done. However they probably haven’t tried to rock out a 5 egg omelette. I thought that it was an excellent dish. The gravy was nice,very civilized with small pieces of sausage in it. I would have to try it over biscuits to judge it properly. I will definitely second Pat’s comment on the hash browns. Wonderfully crisp and brown and delicious.

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Both of our omelets were $8 and my gravy add-on was $.79. An amazing price for a great amount of good food. As I said joints like this exist all around our country, not as many as in the past but they are out there and this is one of the best. Worth the drive.

Emmy's Pancake House & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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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