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Oct 9, 2010 04:23 PM

Uncle John's Ham & Eggs

On a recommendation from ipsedixit and other's I checked out Uncle John's Ham & Eggs. Arrived at 7am and there was ample free street parking (meters in effect at 8am--they don't have validated parking). The restaurant was clean with a modern decor and at least a dozen tables and 7 counter seats. I'm sure this is the complete opposite of their old location.
Ordered the signature spicy pork chop and eggs with fried rice($7.50 including tax) and noticed the 6 other customers in the restaurant also had spicy pork chops and eggs. The spicy pork chops were exactly like you get at a Chinese restaurant. They weren't that spicy unless you downed some of the peppers with each bite. Overall a good experience and good value. I'll stop by again and check out their other Chinese American items and lunch specials.
Open Monday-Saturday 6:30am-3:00pm

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    1. re: martyR

      834 S Grand Ave (at the Stilwell Hotel)
      Downtown LA

    2. wooooooah when did they move out of their super ghetto location?

      seems you've been as obsessed with breakfast lately as I have been with XLB

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      1. re: ns1

        From what I've seen it looks like they moved in April 2010.
        If you notice the awning says Uncle John's Cafe. Interesting they're using the menus from the old loation.

        Good call, breakfast is my latest obsession.
        Today could be Gaffey Street Diner...been there done that chicken fried steak and eggs.

      2. Finally, we agree on something else.

        I should add that I really liked them better at their old location. The new one is almost too sterile, and (dare I say) a bit too gentrified for me. This is a greasy spoon after all.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          yeah those tables look way too high class

          sitting at the counter was part of the charm

          1. re: ns1

            Sitting at the counter was a feat in itself. The stools are so high I had to use the one next to it and climb it like a ladder.

            Never made it to Gaffey Street Diner because of the LAPD activity there because of the overblown bomb scare. Settled for the best Loco Moco in town at Bruddah's in Gardena.

            Gaffey Street Diner
            247 N Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731

            1033 W Gardena Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

            1. re: monku

              Bruddah's is a true gem. They still got that butterfish? Someone said they didn't have it last time they stopped by.

              1033 W Gardena Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

              1. re: ns1

                The last time I was there a couple months ago they still had that "specials" board. When I went today they did away with that board and there's a huge wall display with pictures and prices of specialty type items and butterfish wasn't on there.

                1. re: monku

                  oh noes, that's terrible news :(

          2. re: ipsedixit

            My first thought was how sterile the place was and where's the greasy spoon ambience now...maybe I would have enjoyed it more at the old location.