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Jan 5, 2008 06:49 AM

Good Breakfast in Germantown/Gaithersburg

I am looking for a good place to go for Breakfast in the Germantown/Gaithersburg area. Can anyone help? I know about Woodside Deli, Village Green, Bob Evans and IHOP. What else is there? I don't mean coffee shops, BTW. I mean places for a meal, not just a bagel, pastry or breakfast sandwich. Also, can someone please update me on the food/experience at the Village Green? The last time I went it was good CHEAP eats, but not really GOOD eats. Thanks in advance!

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  1. French Quarter in Germantown has a good Sunday brunch.

    There's also a Dutch/Amish Market in Germantown (on Great Seneca Hwy) with a small eatery that serves a decent home-style breakfast.

    And, if you're in the mood, crepes for breakfast at Crepes-a-Go-Go in Kentlands in Gaithersburg.

      1. Star Diner in Kentlands is okay. Not that I'm recommending it, but there is also a Silver Diner in Lakeforest Mall.

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        1. re: wysguymd

          Hasn't Lakeforest Mall turned into a dump?

          1. re: Mister Big

            I don't know. I haven't been there in a few years out of fear of getting shot. ;o)

            1. re: Mister Big

              yes, it's nearly empty inside, whatever real estate company owns it ought to think hard about tearing it down and repurposing the land...

              the amish diner inside the market in Germantown is the best place for breakfast but it's open only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I guess nobody around here eats bacon and eggs or, dare I suggest it, scrapple.

              First Watch in Rockville Town Center would be the place to go if you would include Rockville as well as G/G

              1. re: jkosnett

                Thanks for the rec, jkosnett. I haven't heard of First Watch. I will give it a try!

                1. re: jkosnett

                  Reporting back on First Watch... Good, good prices. Great blueberry muffins. Not worth the wait though!

              2. re: wysguymd

                Thanks! We like Star Diner but it is always so cold there! They have great healthy choices for breakfast and are one of the few restaurants that will give you skim milk for your coffee. We like Silver Diner as well, but as you say, the mall is not a fun place to go anymore.

                  1. re: sarawithanh

                    Where is the Eggspection in Rockville? Did you mean Silver Spring?

                    1. re: Transplanted Texan

                      Eggspectation is in Silver Spring, not Rockville. And it offers a completely mediocre breakfast, as does First Watch in Rockville. Broadway Diner, fronting Wintergreen Plaza on Rockville Pike, is your best bet for breakfast.

                      1. re: kolomya

                        Yes, I was also unimpressed with First Watch. I haven't been to Broadway Diner yet -- thanks for the tip!

              3. There used to be a place in Germantown, on Middle Brook, in near the Giant that's across from the Safeway. It had Wood in its name, like Woodmont Deli or something. They had good breakfasts, but it's been a few years since I've been - not sure it still exists.

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                1. re: Dennis S

                  Woodside Deli in Germantown in the shopping Center off of Middlebrook Road in Gtown.

                  1. re: rheelee

                    Yeah, thanks - that's the one. Still there? Still good?

                    1. re: rheelee

                      There used to be Woodside Deli next to Congressional Plaza in Rockville.
                      Is the G'town location the same folks?

                  2. I don't know what you mean by "really good". Village Green was always decent. Where else can you get a gyro omelette? Also like the lunch counter at the drug store downtown, catty corner from the old train station.

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                    1. re: flavrmeistr

                      Thanks flavrmeistr. I will check out the lunch counter in old town. We went to Village Green today. Cheap eats and you get more than you pay for. I'm not saying it wasn't a greasy spoon... but I had a perfectly cooked poached egg and the pancakes were great(and huge). Definitely staying on my list.