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bluedevil33 Jun 17, 2008 09:03 AM

Looking for a good breakfast place in the Columbia, Ellicott City, Clarksville area. Any suggestions?

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    dzoey RE: bluedevil33 Jun 19, 2008 06:58 PM

    Eggspectations (Snowden & 108 - near 100) is good, especially the eggs.

    Double-T Diner is good up by Enchanted Forest (near Centennial Lane & 40).

    The various Bagel Bins (there's one in Clarksville, Columbia, and Ellicott City) are OK - decent bagels, but they've gotten expensive and the service is iffy - there aren't a lot of other bagel options in Columbia, so if you really want one, it's your only choice.

    There's a Panera in Dobbin Center and the mall

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      classytee RE: dzoey Jun 19, 2008 06:59 PM

      Ditto on Eggspectations. Great variety of breakfast items and ok prices. I"m not a big Double-T Diner fan.

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        JonParker RE: classytee Jun 24, 2008 07:56 AM

        I can't imagine going to Double T with Forest Diner right next door. It's far superior.

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      elgringoviejo RE: bluedevil33 Jun 20, 2008 06:58 PM

      Frank's Diner on Route One just south of Route 175 isn't too far from Columbia, and serves an excellent breakfast.

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        HowChowBlog RE: bluedevil33 Jun 23, 2008 05:15 PM

        I second Bagel Bins and Eggspectations.

        If you want something different for a casual breakfast, try Coffee Oromia in Burtonsville. It's on Rte 198 just west of Rte 29. It's a cafe/coffee shop run by an Ethiopian family. Good coffee. Basic eggs or omelettes. But they also serve Ethiopian grits and sambusa, which were like small samosas. And they serve what they call beignets. My wife says they aren't like New Orleans beignets, but they were light and sugary pastry. Not greasy. Something different.

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          steinre1 RE: bluedevil33 Jun 23, 2008 07:59 PM

          Just down the road from Clarksville is Dempsey's in Ashton, MD (intersection of 650 and 108). I only eaten there once thus far, but it was a good experience.

          1. charm21210 RE: bluedevil33 Jun 23, 2008 10:34 PM

            we just dicovered Mimi's Cafe.
            Yes... it's a chain restaurant, but it opens at 7am and is a great alternative after so many visits to Eggspectation. :)

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              AlyKen RE: charm21210 Jun 24, 2008 07:28 AM

              As long as you have decent service... Both times I've been to the Elkridge location, the service has been terrible for breakfast. They do have good muffins, though.

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              heeter RE: bluedevil33 Jun 25, 2008 09:56 AM

              I love the Hickory Ridge Grill - but be warned - you have to be HUNGRY to eat here! Breakfast is only served breakfast on Sunday mornings (9-2 pm, I think), but they have huge omelets (4 egg!), great breakfast potatoes, and pleasant service. They serve a wide range of "mediterranean" food - but their Greek specialties are their best. If you are starving, an omelet with gyro meat, feta, and tomato is just out of this world. I like their breakfast sandwich too.

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              Hickory Ridge Grill
              6420 Freetown Rd Ste 120, Columbia, MD 21044

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