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Marinade on Main

Traditional Eggs Benedict is consistently elevated to the next level at Marinade on Main in Ramona, CA! Here’s an outstanding ‘Ham Benny’ made with their excellent house made biscuit serving as a hearty base. The biscuit halves are crowned with thick cut grilled ham, kale, perfectly poached eggs and one of the best hollandaise sauces I’ve put in my mouth!


Black Bear Diner

Recently discovered this great chain of diners throughout the southwest thanks to our good friends in Arizona! Black Bear Diner is an outstanding restaurant specializing in kicked up diner classics. Here’s an excellent order of corned beef hash unlike you’ll find most anywhere else. I particularly appreciated the unique strip cut hash browns.

Bumbleberry Flats

Outstanding Southern Pecan French Toast breakfast at Bumbleberry Flats! This is such a great restaurant, it seems to be an institution in Laughlin, NV. Definitely eating here again next time we’re in town. Unfortunately the hotel it’s connected to is a dump.

The Broken Yolk Cafe

Outstanding Western Benedict at The Broken Yolk Cafe in Temecula! Although somewhat haphazardly constructed, it was still super delicious.

Taco Bell

One of my favorite things to order at the Bell for breakfast are these tasty mini skillet bowl things! Tremendous value at only a buck and super delicious. Made with scrambled eggs, taters, nacho cheese and pico de gallo. I always have them add either seasoned ground beef or steak to make it a perfect meal.

Sage Cafe

Outstanding order of steak & eggs from Sage Cafe at Barona Resort & Casino!


In case you were unaware, D’Carlos Restaurant now serves breakfast 7 days a week! I made it in recently to check it out. They serve breakfast daily until 11am, Sunday til 2pm. Breakfast menu was straight forward, easy to read and prices were relatively affordable. Everything looked really good with a varied assortment that would please most.

I kept it simple and ordered the two egg breakfast which comes with country taters, choice of bread and bacon or sausage – $7. I really liked how everything came out nice and hot on a hot plate! Over easy eggs were cooked perfectly. Bacon was on the thin side, but cooked well done and crispy how I like it. Unfortunately there’s no hash brown choice, but the country tater cube things were ok. I have to say, the taters and biscuit seemed like they came off the Sysco truck. Not house made. Still tasty nonetheless. I requested a side of gravy with my biscuit. Country gravy was flavorful with some chunks of sausage, but the consistency was a little too thin. I probably would not order a whole plate of that.

Bottomless Mimosa – $12. Kind of steep on the price, but I appreciated that it tasted more like champagne than OJ! That plus the server kept it regularly topped off for me. I definitely felt like I got my money’s worth. Although not so much that it’s skewing my review LOL.

I have to say the whole staff was just outstanding! Service was fast, friendly and personable. We’ll certainly be back to try some of the other breakfast items like an omelette or the cinnamon maple French toast.


There’s not much I like about McDonald’s anymore, but a decent breakfast is not hard to find here. One of my favorites is the sausage biscuit with egg. Depending on your timing and location, you can actually get a good hot biscuit.

Taco Bell

Happy New Year! These mini skillet bowl breakfast things at Taco Bell are pretty tasty!

Kountry Kitchen

This week we had a delicious post-Christmas breakfast at Kountry Kitchen! A Ramona institution since 1939, this place has such a warm, traditional family feel that is obvious the moment you walk in the door. The breakfast menu here has tremendous breadth; I’m sure there’s something that would please anyone. I zeroed in on the two-egg breakfasts. There’s a nice selection of hearty protein options that go-with such as bacon; jumbo links; patty sausage; ham steak; pork chops; beef patty; etc. I ordered it with corned beef hash! Includes hashbrowns and hot biscuit or toast, $12.25.

My sunny side eggs were fresh and very good with big, beautiful yolks. There was a small amount of loose whites, unfortunately. The hashbrowns here are outstanding! Perfectly hot and crispy. I appreciate that KK serves hashbrowns as there are a few other places in town that do not. Now the corned beef hash… I hate to say it, but it tasted like it was from a can. The texture seemed mechanically processed and the flavor did not resemble a traditional salty corned beef. It was a decent enough crispy hot hash, just not among the best I’ve had.

We really feel “at home” at Kountry Kitchen. Love this restaurant! Service was excellent. In fact, our server took multiple orders from more than one table and did not write down a thing! That always worries me, but everything came out perfect, as requested.

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