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How long will I wait at Doughboys?

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We are planning on meeting out of town friends at Doughboys for Sunday brunch. How long will the wait be at 11am? Is it any better at 10am? TIA.

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  1. The earlier the better, the wait can be 40+ minutes on weekends.

    1. Every time that I've gone around 10 (no later) I've gotten right in; also you'll find more parking.


      1. Sundays are better for parking in general, as Crescent Heights (the large north-south street next to Doughboys) isn't "metered" on that day.

        I also haven't had a problem getting seated that early.

        Order the SOS!

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          1. re: amela

            S*** On a Shingle. Slang, orig. US military, for creamed chipped beef on toast. One of my childhood favorites, upon which I still dote. I was not aware that Doughboys had this - that plus their scrapple confirms my intention to check them out. Thank you, SauceSupreme!

        1. Ha, I just went this morning and saw SOS and they actually say the "shit" on the menu in the description.

          I got there at 10:05 but had to drive around the block a few times to find parking. By the time I got to the door with my son, about 10:20, a line was already forming. There was one table left for us but it was the worst one in the house -- right next to the register in the middle of the room. If I had a nickle for every time a person bumped my chair I could eat at Urusawa tonight.

          The food took forever (made me think of how someone here called it "slowboy's") but when it came it was very good, as I had remembered it the first time I ordered it (red flannel hash.) All in all it turned out to be a good meal but I think I'll only go there when I can get a booth immediately (I guess before 10 am or during the week.)

          When we left at 11:00 there was a pretty long wait.

          1. Does anyone know when their new location on Highland is opening? They keep pushing it off.

            1. I asked in december and they said "two months" but you know how that goes...

              I love doughboys, but the food does take forever because everything is made to order and it's a tiny kitchen. The soups are slooowly heated, not kept bubbling in a pot, so even those take awhile. So expect to wait about a half-hour after you order to get your food, and then slot in an hour for the nap afterwards : ) And like the Griddle Cafe, most couples can easily share an order.

              1. Went for lunch and didn't have to wait too long since the first lunch group were being "turned" and tables were opening up. It gave me a chance to go to Little Next Door to gawk at the brioche and their tart tatin.

                Ordered my usual Afterschool Special with Turkey. Brother got the Fat Boy, and Bro's GF got the Afterschool Special with Ham. We basically brought home a quart of unfinished soup.

                Blog post: http://www.taste-buzz.com/comfort-food

                1. Took a friend there with my toddler for brunch at about 10 am on Thursday and as expected, it was not crowded at all being midweek... we sat at a booth immediately. My friend loved it and the food was very good as virtually always (one time my porridge was undercooked but that was the only disappointing visit.) Also, this time the service wasn't as slow as it usually is. Service was very friendly and didn't mind my toddler trying to run out the door every chance he got. I'm gonna try to go only during the week from now on -- it's just such an overall better experience.