I had to vote Other. All of these places are pretty close in quality but nothing can compare to Eat At Joes in Redondo Beach. I highly recommend the John Wayne Special: Two eggs over medium with cheese on home fries and a tortilla smothered in Spanish sauce and surrounded with sausage.
It's come to my attention that I am a complete doofus and mistyped an option.
Original House of Pancakes should be Original Pancake House. Can you help a doofus out?
Looks like Mr. 2535 got a little overzealous in posting.
I'm guessing that it's supposed to be Original Pancake House?
Seriously, who puts one of those chains as a great breakfast place? My favorite is this place down by the beach.
The West Egg Cafe in Streeterville, Chicago.
As chains go, how does Crackerbarrel not at least make the list? It was repeatedly mention in what I presume was the thread which inspired this poll.
I think this poll should be specifically targeted to chains. Of course everyone's fav is some little hometown place, but that doesn't fit in a poll.
Bob and Edith's in Arlington, VA. It's in an old Arby's and has a shaded outdoor seating area. Awesome on a Sun. morning.
I like Cracker Barrell for breakfast too. IHOP comes in a close second.
An order of silver dollar pancakes, hashbrowns, and a Coke cured many a hangover at this Nashville establishment right by the Vandy campus.
Bonus: I saw Faith Hill there my freshman year.
Left off Golden Corral. If I could, I'd stay there from breakfast to dinner. This opinion depends on your local GC. Some are huge and have everything, some not so big with not so much. Mine is big enough to keep me well fed.
Another place tried to open up down the street and be the same type of deal. It never took off though, the place was way too clean and modern looking. What makes the T Room special was the colorful cast of characters you were liable to meet at 4 in the morning, and the entertainment of the inevitable fistfight outside amongst them. The clientelle at the other place just had way to many teeth.
My pick would be Bob Evans,a good joint for weekends.
Elm's in Durham, Gypsy's Shining Diner in Cary are also two of my faves.
And I also would not want to leave ff the 'ol hole in the walls around towns that have some good foods, such as (surprisingly) The Exxon Grill on Erwin (half a mile from Duke Hospital), Another Grill (dont know of the name) on 54 in RTP and the list goes on.
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Grayson's, University Rd, Durham, 1.5 miles from campus
My favorite breakfast joint? It's Jamaican.
They have an omlette with all kinds of good greens rolled up into it, and I'm very high on all their menu selections.