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Foody4life May 14, 2009 05:50 PM

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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    OGguy May 15, 2009 05:36 AM

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

    1. Bossa_Nova May 14, 2009 06:10 PM

      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.


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      1. re: Bossa_Nova
        Foody4life May 14, 2009 06:22 PM

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

        1. re: Foody4life
          bgut1 May 14, 2009 08:34 PM

          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
            Foody4life May 14, 2009 08:39 PM

            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
              bgut1 May 14, 2009 08:50 PM

              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
                vtt7 May 15, 2009 06:01 AM

                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
                  equal_Mark May 15, 2009 07:29 AM

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

                  1. re: equal_Mark
                    bgut1 May 17, 2009 06:55 PM

                    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
                      Foody4life May 17, 2009 07:26 PM

                      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
                        bgut1 May 18, 2009 08:46 AM

                        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
                        equal_Mark May 18, 2009 09:13 AM

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

                        1. re: equal_Mark
                          bgut1 May 18, 2009 09:38 AM

                          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. :)

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