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May 14, 2009 05:50 PM

Freehold / Long Branch omelets

Will be cycling 25 miles(!) this Saturday in the "Coast the Coast for MS" charity event. We need to be at Monmouth University by 9:00am Saturday. I'm looking for a great place for J and I to have a hearty omelet etc, on the drive over from the Princeton area.

Prefer no chains and hopefully quick, dine and dash service!

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  1. Americana Diner on RT 130 in East Windsor, a few hundred feet north of interesction with RT 571. Nice selection of hearty omelets and very good french toast too.

    11 Replies
    1. re: Bossa_Nova

      Thanks for the quick reply. I'd forgotten about the Americana since we typically take the bypass (speed trap!) around Hightstown.

      1. re: Foody4life

        If you are looking for selection, you may want to try Amy's Omelette House in Long Branch. Good Luck with the event.

        1. re: bgut1

          Thanks. We've been wanting to try Amy's and I was hoping you'd chime in. How's the service been since your and other's 2007 posts.

          1. re: Foody4life

            Foody - The service has gotten better on subsequent trips. That being said I still think its a "luck of the draw" kind of thing with Amy's. As long as you temper your expectations about the service you should really enjoy the breakfast. BTW, don't overlook the pancakes, as the multigrain and pumpkin (when available) are super.

            1. re: bgut1

              I gave up on Amy's. It seems my "luck of the draw" was unlucky. I'm looking for great pancakes, too.....

              1. re: vtt7

                I dunno, My friends have come to refer to it a "Amy's House of Mediocre Food"

                1. re: equal_Mark

                  Another decent meal was enjoyed by my clan this afternoon at Amy's.The kicker was the friendly and attentive service. I enjoyed a greek salad with chicken along with a very nice crock of french onion soup. My boys ordered their usual mickey pancakes with bacon while the DW had the Amy's salad. As usual, the food was pretty solid. If the service wasn't so erratic, I'd recommend it without hesitation. BTW, although Amy's is typical diner fare, there is nothing "mediocre" about the food. Good Luck.

                  1. re: bgut1

                    bgut1 - Thanks for the follow up. We were running late Saturday and didn't make it to Amy's. We'll keep it on our list for a future visit.

                    1. re: Foody4life

                      No problem Foody. There is always a next time. I saw the cyclists on Saturday and was hoping that you had a good race.

                    2. re: bgut1

                      And to think I whiled away that afternoon across the parking lot at Nikos... :-)

                      1. re: equal_Mark

                        I know Mark. You, me and Seal there all at the same time. I even stopped by Nikos to take a look at the menu. :)

      2. Frank's at the north end of Main in Asbury Park is a good choice, and very close to MU