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Apr 15, 2006 11:33 PM

best Memphis breakfasts??

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  1. IMO...

    In no particular order, Brother Juniper's (on Walker across from Garibaldi's), Buns on the Run (on Elzey in Cooper-Young), Bryant's (on Summer), the Pancake Shop on Mendenhall (if you can put up with the cigarette smoke).

    Anyone else? Randal?

    1. I like the Blue Plate on Poplar out East.

      1. West Street Diner in Germantown is very good. So is Barksdale's. Bryant's is good too. In my opinion, Blue Plate is just mediocre. Perkins is very good as far as chains go. The Bagel Company at Poplar & Kirby is very good too--closest thing to a true deli that Memphis has unless someone knows something I don't.

        Owen Brennan's is very good for Sunday brunch as long as you don't mind waiting for what seems forever at the omelet station--custom made but with a wait.

        And as odd as this may sound, Waffle House on Germantown Parkway near I-40 is actually surprisingly good. The service is good and the staff actually seems to enjoy being there and has a good time, which makes the experience much nicer than someone who acts as if they HAVE to be there. That's my 2 cents!

        1. Quetzal on Union. No country ham or biscuits and gravy but great breakfast sandwiches, frittatas and bagels with lox.

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          1. re: Tim

            Sounds good, but since you mentioned country ham... any suggestions for a place to get a great country ham biscuit in Memphis?

            1. re: catfood

              Bryant's Bryant's Bryant's

              (on Summer near Graham)

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            Bill E. Burk

            >> In my opinion, Blue Plate is just mediocre. >>

            MeatLoaf: Report immediately to the Shelby County Health Dept. for a saliva test.

            Blue Plate mediocre?

            Their breakfasts (available all day long) are the BEST thing that ever happened to Memphis restaurants, bar none !! Food is excellent. Service is excellent. Prices very moderate to cheap for what you get.

            But a good affordable breakfast in Memphis these days is practically impossible, otherwise.