I am hesitant to say anything,since this has been our go-to breakfast spot for over 30 years. Frankly we love it as part of that group of restaurants,like the Apple Pan orLangers or Phillipes French dip, that remind any LA resident of what life was like 30 -40 years ago. Nothing has changed,and that's a good thing. I'm guessing the griddle hasn't been cleaned in decades :) Everything is yummy,comforting and fattening. big pancakes,hot chocolate with mountains of whipped cream, patty melts,Farmer John sausages. I grew up with all of this, then my daughter, now the grand kids. thank goodness they have tables big enough.. no more-my mouth is watering! Hope this answers your questions. please don't ell anyone about this place. Thanks!
Doesn't sound like the Nick's of the last couple of years. Used to go there a lot, but then the prices spiked & portions got MUCH smaller (no more doggie bags for me at Nick's), so we stopped going.
Maybe things have improved - will have to drop by again.
I love this place. Great family establishment with the best greasy spoon fair. I admit I have mostly eaten there for breakfast so I can tell you that everything is greasy and good. Bacon, sausage, fluffy eggs, pancakes, juevos rancheros, corn beef hash and the best hash browns. Everyone is friendly and the prices are fair for the location.
The only non-breakfast item I have had there was the burger which was fine.
For years I use to pass by here without ever stopping until one morning I saw about 8 LAPD motorcycles and 4 squad cars parked in front. I knew there was something up and I tried it the next day. I have been a fan ever since. I don't live in the neighborhood any more so I definitely miss it but I try and stop by whenever I am there on a weekend morning.
I love Nick's. I have never had anything but extremely pleasant service there, and breakfast is always solid. Prices are very low, I think. I dream of their hash browns specifically.
I agree with Servorg that John O'Groats is also amazing. The potato pancakes are killer and so are the biscuits.
Did you ever make it to either place, Kevin?
Yea, now I've been a few times. But every time I go it's either on a weekend or a holiday, and even though I'm just grabbing a city at the counter, it takes more than an hour wait. This happened on every occasion.
Now on to the food, the huevos rancheros was pretty good if heavy. This is definitely a greasy spoon.
But I was not at all a fan of their poached eggs, nor their patty melts which was not good at all, but their chocolate chip pancakes was not half bad.
Let's put it this way, if I didn't have to wait (or maybe wait 10 or 20 minutes), and I was already in the 'hood and I ordered those huevos rancheros again, which i did on my last visit, or maybe a scramble with hh salami then its worth it.
anyhow, to me, now Pann's in the epitome, paragon, paradigm of what a coffee shoppe should be. Nuff said, fo fucking show.