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Breakfast in Orange, CA

orythedog Feb 15, 2008 12:29 PM

Hi Hounds:

I'm going to Orange, CA on Saturday morning and was curious to know of some no miss breakfast and lunch places...

  1. Das Ubergeek Feb 17, 2008 10:04 AM

    Too late now, but for next time...

    Burger Boy on State College Blvd / Howell Ave in Anaheim for great chicken-fried steak (but get the sauce on the side).
    Jagerhaus on Ball Rd / 57 Fwy in Anaheim for fantastic fruit pancakes.
    Pepito's on Memory Ln/Garden Grove Blvd and The City Dr S has tasty Mexican breakfast during the week.
    Taco Mesa on Chapman and Prospect has really tasty Mexican breakfast at the weekend.
    Johnny Reb's on Chapman east of the 55 has quite good Southern breakfast and is the only place I know of to get grits in Orange County.

    1. OCEllen Feb 15, 2008 08:17 PM

      The Filling Station! Corner of Chapman and Maple just north of the circle - expect a bit of a wait on the sidewalk but enjoy!

      1. j
        Jason_Coulston Feb 15, 2008 03:03 PM

        Does Felix's in the Orange Circle do a breakfast? I seem to remember Cuban-style egg dishes there for breakfast/brunch, but maybe I'm crazy.

        Felix Continental Cafe
        36 Plaza Sq, Orange, CA 92866

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        1. re: Jason_Coulston
          justagthing Feb 15, 2008 04:12 PM

          Haven't been for breakfast in years b/c it is out of my way, but I do remember enjoying such a thing back then. Love the plantains.

        2. w
          Wonginator Feb 15, 2008 12:43 PM

          Arthur's Restaurant. Had some sort of breakfast combo platter before an Angels game that had lots of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, pancakes, and 2 or 3 types of sausages. I was so stuffed that I didn't eat anything at the game, and had a light dinner that evening.

          The Original Pancake House in Anaheim is nearby, but I've yet to eat there because everytime I've tried to visit, the wait was at least 20 minutes.

          Original Pancake House
          1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

          Arthurs Family Resturant
          240 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

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          1. re: Wonginator
            Joani Macaroni Feb 15, 2008 07:41 PM

            The Pancake House is worth the wait (so many different kinds of pancakes to choose from), but parking can be a bear in the back lot. We park out front.

          2. t
            torta basilica Feb 15, 2008 12:41 PM

            Citrus City Grill is great!!!

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            1. re: torta basilica
              Das Ubergeek Feb 17, 2008 10:01 AM

              You've piqued my interest, torta -- it looks so stuck-up and unnecessary to me. What's best there?

              1. re: Das Ubergeek
                torta basilica Feb 17, 2008 05:27 PM

                It didn't feel stuck-up at all. Of course, I stopped by for lunch on a Tuesday and there were exactly 5 tables filled, including mine. They were VERY happy to see me :)

                I had the ahi salad that was very good, except for the guac filled eggrolls. They weren't bad - just strange. The bread was excellent. Wine list - esp. wines by the glass good. I've eaten there once before ages ago & just remember being pleasantly surprised by the food - and most everything on the menu looked good to me. My only complaint is that you can only get a full bowl of soup - I wanted a cup before my salad & that was not possible. Very good & friendly service for obvious reasons.

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