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The 59 Best Breakfast Places In US..........

Littleman May 1, 2010 09:23 AM

Tommy's — Cleveland, Ohio
Runcible Spoon — Bloomington, Ind.
Walker Brothers — Wilmette, Ill.
Hell's Kitchen — Minneapolis, Minn.


Runcible Spoon Cafe & Restaurant
412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408

Hell's Kitchen
310 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802

  1. jes7o May 1, 2010 09:29 AM

    Yeah, I saw this list before....and thought that any list that had Walker Brothers but didn't have Franks Diner in Kenosha was bunk. Also didn't like the chains listed at the end. It's as if they got lazy.

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    1. re: jes7o
      JanPrimus May 1, 2010 12:31 PM

      They lost all credibility with me on those last three.

      My personal favorite "Brunch/Breakfast" was at the Publican in Chicago.

      1. re: JanPrimus
        nsxtasy May 7, 2010 02:21 PM

        I'm sure they did not include places (like the Publican) that are only open for brunch/breakfast on Sundays and not during the week.

        1. re: nsxtasy
          JanPrimus May 7, 2010 02:35 PM

          I am sure you are right....but that it is sad. Saturday and Sunday sadly are the few days a week I get Breakfast. I am pretty damn certain I am not alone in that.

          1. re: JanPrimus
            nsxtasy May 7, 2010 04:26 PM

            If it were an article about "best Sunday brunch", I would agree. But an article about "best breakfast places" ought to include places open for breakfast 6-7 days a week. If a place is only open for brunch on Sundays, it's really not a breakfast place, IMHO.

            1. re: nsxtasy
              JanPrimus May 7, 2010 04:34 PM

              That is why I started a post about Brunches..... :)

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      RedTop May 1, 2010 10:02 AM

      Any "list" not ranking Travis Hamburgers in St Clair Shores, and WeekDay Cafe in Eastpoint, MI. is useless.

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        Rheta May 2, 2010 08:52 AM

        I don't know anything about the first three. There a thread on the Minneapolis board titled "Restaurants everyone else like but I don't", or something like that. Hell's kitchen has been mentioned many times on that thread.

        1. The Chowhound Team May 5, 2010 04:57 AM

          Just a quick reminder to keep replies focused on breakfast places in the Great Lakes region. We'll have to remove other responses.

          1. Davydd May 9, 2010 07:48 AM

            The author's obviously have never been to Grand Marais, MN on the Lake Superior North Shore to have the World's Best Donut, a venison scramble at the Wild Onion Cafe, an Angler's breakfast with walleye at Blue Waters Cafe, the Sporto triple meat omelet at South of the Border Cafe, muffin tops at the Java Moose Coffee House or an eggs benedict at the Pie Place. :)

            BTW, the Hell's Kitchen in Duluth is no longer Hell's Kitchen. It is now Hellburger (same owner) and doesn't open until 11 AM. No breakfast.

            Pie Place
            2017 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604

            Blue Water Cafe
            20 W Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604

            Java Moose
            218 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604

            Hell's Kitchen
            310 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802

            South of the Border Cafe
            4 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604

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