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Need some suggestions for a nice breakfast while driving thru the Baltimore area - not a big fan of Cracker Barrell.

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  1. Suburban House in Pikesville. Oh wait is it still on fire, lmfao. Thank goodness that place burnt down :) :) :) well IHOP is 3x times better. IHOP on Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills.

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    1. re: Woof Woof Woof

      Your glee about the Suburban House fire is rather ugly.

      1. re: Woof Woof Woof

        WHAT!!!!????? the Suburban House suffered through a fire? NO!!! Are you being facetious>

        No IHOP can be worthwhile to recommend to anyone, especially since "anneinva" specified a "nice breakfast," and doesn't like Cracker Barrel, which IHOP would fall into the same category.

        And, if it's true about the Suburban House (a place that I don't care for since the time about 20 years ago I saw a roach crawling up the wall--and never went back--but have family and friends who breakfast there on the weekends)--I agree with Hal Laurent--your glee is certainly UGLY. FoiGras

        1. re: FoiGras

          The Suburban House fire unfortunately was real. It was in a storage area next to the restaurant, but the restaurant suffered smoke and water damage.

      2. Blue Moon - Aliceanna Street in Fells Point does some of the best breakfast in the area. Just be sure to check the website first. They keep very odd, often nocturnal hours.

        Crepe du Jour is another good bet in the Mount Washington area of the city. They keep more normal hours.

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        1. re: Jonny Pops

          Another recommendation, First Watch in Pikesville has decent omlettes :)

          1. re: Woof Woof Woof

            It's a chain. Not chowhoundish. But not bad.

        2. We like the Double T diner - the one on Rt. 40 and Rolling Road. They have good French Toast made with challah bread, and some of the omelettes are good (l like the ones made with feta cheese). It's not fancy by a long shot, but you can get a decent breakfast here. We are not as fond of the other Double T on the other end of Rt. 40 in Ellicott CIty. Also in the Ellicott City area, Eggspectations can be nice, but crowded (on Rt. 108, where Snowden River Parkway joins Rt. 100)

          1. Try Dusenberg's on Frederick Road (Catonsville)-- not far off your beaten path. FoiGras

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            1. re: FoiGras

              Dusenbergs is great for breakfast - the omelettes are huge! I love the beignets but they only serve them until 10:30 :( Great local food but I don't think they are open on Sundays and they close at 3pm. It's a small place but it's worth the trip.

              1. re: kbn

                My fiance and I love going to Harryman House in Reisterstown, MD for Brunch on Sunday. In 9 years, I have never had a bad meal there, and almost always the creativity, value, and flavours are off the charts! Plus, it is a beautiful historic Inn, with a log cabin portion that is very romantic.
                Breakfast menu is huge and has lots of variety!

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                Harryman House Catering
                340 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136

                1. re: CHEFSKI

                  Great south western burritos and other New Mexican breakfasts at Golden West in Hampden, just off I 83. Also Elvis pancakes.

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                  Golden West Cafe
                  1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD

                  1. re: crowsonguy

                    Golden West is great, it has the classics as well.
                    In Hampden Cafe Hon is good for the basics but breakfast stops at 11 I think. Service can be a bit sterile.
                    I have always had a good breakfast at Paper Moon. Extensive menu, fun decore and quick service.

                    People rave about Blue Moon but I have never had a good meal and the service is some of the worst in town. I only gave it three chances though.

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                    Golden West Cafe
                    1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD

                    Cafe Hon
                    1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

                    Paper Moon
                    1069 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

                    1. re: jorvack

                      re Blue Moon: three chances, three sets of aggravations, is enough to base an opinion on, I think!

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                      Blue Moon Cafe
                      1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

                      1. re: jorvack

                        My experience with Golden West is that the service has gotten ridiculously bad. I miss some of the food, but the staff is not run well at all.

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                        Golden West Cafe
                        1105 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD

                        1. re: JRMRJ

                          Chain, I know. Sonic should be opening up soon on Liberty Road. And Suburban House I thought or think is/was is re-opening soon. Or was there another delay for the SH...still no date eh?

                          1. re: HungryinBmore

                            Suburban House should be opening soon in a new location. The owners a re well aware that their old location had some flaws and have worked ver.y hard to correct their image in the new location. That said, for an independent, "chow-type" restaurant, they probably do breakfast better than anyone in Baltimore for a "traditional" no frills , hearty breakfast. I you want something more cutting edge my choice would be Miss Shirleys but expect to pay twice as much than a place like Suburban House. SH is hands down a much better chioce than IHOP

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                            Miss Shirley's
                            750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

                            Suburban House Restaurant
                            911 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

                            1. re: MDicecreamguy

                              I must respectfully disagree as to SH. The omelets were made by pouring glop from pitchers (which contains eggs, I hope) into the omelet pan, so a three-egg omelet could be 2 1/2 or 4 eggs or who knows; the lox is salty and poorly cut; and the beat goes on. Not a favorite of mine at all.

                              1. re: lawhound

                                For what its worth,,,,,,,Suburban House does not say that their Omelettes are 3 eggs...as a matter of fact one of the reasons that Suburban House is known for their omelettes are the size * very large,,,,,more than 3 eggs"....you really get your money's worth.

                                As for the "lox"......if you order "lox" it is salty. Next time at Suburban House or any deli....you should order NOVA...that is smoked...not salty.

                                Hope that helps

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                                Suburban House Restaurant
                                911 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

                                1. re: MDicecreamguy

                                  Sadly I have had the "nova" also, which to my taste was also poorly sliced and salty. I'm not opposed to large omelettes, either -- but the SH ones aren't the least bit fluffy like a good omelette should be -- like they'd been ironed before serving.

                                  I say this from bitter experience and dozens of meals at the SH -- before the fire, my friends met every other week for brunch there and no amount of lobbying would dislodge them.

                                  1. re: lawhound

                                    This is moot--they're not reopened yet with the new kitchen, hopefully a new staff with a new dedication to cleanliness and good cooking. We should hold off to see if they rise to the low bar of Lenny's and support them if they do a good job.

              2. Jimmy's in Fells Point? Take in a little slice of Baltimore?

                Have a beer with your scrapple.

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                1. re: Dennis S

                  Jimmy's is my favorite breakfast spot. No lines, no overly-chirpy waitresses, no cutesy touristy dog-friendly bull****. Sometimes you just want to eat your scrapple and eggs and read your paper and be on your way. Nothing wrong with that.

                2. Most of these places offer weekend brunch, but I don't know of a lot of pure breakfast places in Baltimore other than coffee shops, anyway these are not too far from I95, I would suggest Teavolve, Ze Mean Bean, Meli, or Austin Grill.

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                  Teavolve
                  1705 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231

                  Ze Mean Bean Cafe
                  Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD

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                  1. re: tatmaker

                    Teavolve? Ze Mean Bean? Meli? Austin Grill? None of those are breakfast places, although some of them have weekend brunch.

                    There are plenty of breakfast places in Baltimore, but they aren't easy for an outsider to find (a problem I find whenever I travel). Jimmy's in Fells Point is a good suggestion.

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                    Teavolve
                    1705 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231

                    Ze Mean Bean Cafe
                    Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD

                    1. re: Hal Laurent

                      Depends on what the poster is looking for, Jimmy's is just another greasy spoon if you ask me.....

                      1. re: tatmaker

                        Greasy spoons are great for breakfast if you ask me. But the places you suggested don't serve breakfast at all.

                  2. http://www.thebreakfastshoppe.com/

                    Located in Severna Park offers a nice breakfast.

                    NEW LOCATION (next to Annapolis Seafood
                    ) 552 I Ritchie Hwy Severna Park, MD

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                    1. re: stangman327

                      Cynthia's old location, RIP.

                      1. re: chowsearch

                        Rallo's on Fort Ave is an easy on/off from I-95 - standard greasy spoon with good prices and friendly service. Broadway Diner on Eastern Ave is also a great breakfast place (lunch and dinner too) and right off 95.

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                        Broadway Diner
                        6501 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

                        Rallo's Restaurant
                        838 E Fort Ave Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21230