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Mar 30, 2011 07:05 AM

Need BIG country-style breakfast in NYC (other than Clinton St Bakery)

Hi. My (always hungry) friend just moved into the city and is on a mission to find some seriously big country style breakfast spots... nothing fancy, just huge pancakes, thick bacon, omelettes, biscuits, ... the trucker type of breakfast. Over the top, offensive sizes are ok... actually preferred, but food must be good.

He lives in the Financial District, but ANYWHERE in the city works... holes in the wall, diners, wherever... just not Clinton St. Personally, I love it, but he would starve waiting in those lines.

Any suggestions?? Thanks.

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  1. If he doesn't want to wait in lines, he just needs to find a local diner that he likes.

    1. Junior's maybe. You'd have to trek to downtown Brooklyn, but they certainly have huge portions. And their breakfast menu, unlike their lunch and dinner, is pretty good. And although they have a restaurant in Tmes Square, I'm not sure if they have the same menu. I don't see why not.

      1. Any decent diner will do for this purpose.

        1. Shopsins?

          Shopsin's General Store
          120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

          2 Replies
          1. re: ConOrama

            2nd Shopsin's.

            Would also look into Peels. And (in Brooklyn) Pies 'n' Thighs.

            325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

            1. re: kathryn

              Peels would work for the style of food, but I found the portions to be on the small side.

          2. Thanks, but Junior's (being in Brooklyn) is a bit too far. Shopsin's has great food, just not aware of their breakfast food & portions.

            Diner's would of course totally work... but we all know, not all diners are the same. So any specific diner suggestions would be great.

            5 Replies
            1. re: viniferaNYC

              I find it helpful to use Google Image search or Flickr's photo search capabilities if I want a look at restaurant dishes. It can help with gauging portion size.

              1. re: kathryn

                Take a look at Shopsin's breakfast menu:

                My go to spot for a massive breakfast. But yeah, most diners in your hood will get the job done.

                1. re: ChiefHDB

                  Shopsins... massive b'fast... definitely trying it!

                2. re: kathryn

                  Agree. As well as Yelp photos... they seem to be more raw.

                3. re: viniferaNYC

                  Junior's isn't very far away from the financial district. Hop on the 2/3 at Wall St. and get off three stops later at Hoyt.