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Denny’s

Excellent hotcakes at Denny’s in Ramona! I just love the supple, porous texture that just soaks up that soft, melted butter like a sponge.

Kountry Kitchen

I “parked in rear” and enjoyed an excellent Denver Omelette for brunch at Kountry Kitchen in Ramona!

Ramona Cafe

Outstanding Denver Omelet at Ramona Cafe! Among my favorite omelet styles to order at any restaurant, the Denver here is no slouch! Teeming with a mass of diced ham, onions and bell peppers, plus enough cheese to stop me up for a week. Although I prefer hashbrowns, the home fried taters here are very good. Especially when you add onions & peppers. Highly recommended for a great breakfast meal, served all day, whenever you’re in Old Town Ramona.

The Clinkscale

Excellent brunch at The Clinkscale! One of the newest restaurants in Jerome, AZ (opened December 2020), it occupies the lower level of the Clinkscale Building built in 1899 which includes a charming hotel and bar. The restaurant has a beautiful, historic atmosphere, an exquisite menu and friendly, professional staff. I ordered the “French Omelet”. Made with country ham and gruyere, blanketed with a silky herbed hollandaise. Served with a side of some of the best grits I’ve put in my mouth! This place gets rave reviews and deservedly so. Highly recommended if you ever visit this quirky little town. And any traveler of the American Southwest should have this town on your list of interesting places to visit.

Cracker Barrel

Tasty breakfast at the Yuma Cracker Barrel before making the drive up to Jerome. Hash brown casserole, biscuits & gravy, smoked sausage patties and two eggs with overcooked edges. Did not need lunch that day. Imagine my surprise and delight upon discovering that you can now order a mimosa at the Barrel! Good thing Lady Food Obs was driving.

The Harbor Grill

We stayed over a Saturday night recently in Dana Point. I researched area Sunday brunch options that were close by. Harbor Grill was a very short walk from our hotel and I was able to make reservations easily on OpenTable. Note that they are presently opening at 10:00 am on Sundays, NOT 9:00 am. Anyway, we arrived about 5 minutes til 10:00 and waited out front while the staff was setting the tables. One of the servers sat us around 09:58:30 and she wound up being visibly berated by what appeared to be the owner lady. How dare she seat us 90 seconds before “opening”! I felt bad for her. Anyway, the restaurant itself is beautiful, clean, comfortable and has nice views of the Dana Point Marina. They seem to cater nicely to the advanced AARP demographic. 

There was a fairly short but creative looking brunch menu. I ordered the “Eggs Santa Fe”. Grilled sausage (split link) on English muffin with two poached eggs, cilantro cream and a side of tequila tomato salsa. It was very good! Eggs poached perfectly with runny yolk and set whites. The cilantro cream was flavorful, and a delightful alternative to a traditional hollandaise sauce. I was concerned about the taters because I’m not really a fan of home fries. These were cubed quite small, cooked to a nice crispy consistency and included peppers and onions. I was impressed. The “bottomless” champagne was interesting. It was not poured into a normal fluted glass but more of a small aperitif glass. I found that odd. Further, I had to cajole the server for refills. I’m definitely interested in coming back here for a dinner service sometime.

The Par Lounge

Excellent Chile Relleno omelette at The Par Lounge in Ramona!

Blue Wave Bar & Grill

Excellent Denver Omelette at Blue Wave Bar & Grill located at the beautiful Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina on Shelter Island!

The Par Lounge

Outstanding “Hangover” omelette at The Par Lounge in Ramona! Jalapeño, sausage, cheddar and jack cheese, crowned with a nice daub of guacamole. Served with a side of hot, crispy, slightly greasy hash browns and a poorly toasted English muffin.

DJT

Big league French Omelet, that I can tell you! At DJT in Las Vegas, NV.

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