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Jan 3, 2013 10:07 AM

Germantown/Meno Falls Weekend Good Breakfast Spot

This would be the perfect area geographically for meeting in the middle for breakfast/brunch with several friends, but nothing every looks promising from online reviews and we end up just going with something closer to one of our homes.

Just figured I would throw this out there to see if I am missing something.

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  1. bte576,

    Sad to say, you are most likely missing nothing of any culinary value in that area. :-(

    Ages ago, I had an elderly relative that resided in a nursing home in the Falls/Germantown area and out of desperation to get away from the nursing home food she asked that I take her to someplace called the Patchwork Bear or Quilted Bear for breakfast/brunch. It was (in my opinion) about one centimeter above the dreadful food at her nursing home.

    We ventured a bit further out one Sunday to an establishment named the Copper Dock, but again it was disappointing to be kind.

    From reading your many comments on the board for a long time, I just do not think there is anywhere in the Falls/Germantown area that is going to meet your impeccable standards.

    So there you have my opinion and as usual I am about as helpful as a hair brush without bristles.

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    1. re: Fowler

      I drove past the quilted bear yesterday and saw that the location was up for sale. No big loss, it had changed owners at least once. I found it very expensive for what they were serving about 10 years ago and never bothered to go back.

      There is always the subway in Walmart :)

      There is the Cracker Barrel. Awful service and average food the one time I went in with the wife. Very popular with the elderly. VERY popular with the elderly.

      There is a new place in the strip mall where the exercise place went out and the Salvation Army went in that I have not tried as of yet. The name is something like "three cuisines". Or park in that lot and walk to George Webbs. (Hit or miss, but I do like their steak breakfast for lunch sometimes).

      Cafe Agora I have eaten at a few times for breakfast during the week when meeting people. Very good service, ok food, reasonable prices. However on the weekends they seem to be severely backed up. I do not drink coffee, but others have raved about how good theirs was.

    2. Thanks for the thoughts.

      Fowler: I know the Copper Dock. We live close, but it has not impressed us for dinner. Yet, people seem to like it out here??

      exvaxman: I have seen 3 cuisines. It scares me. I did look at the Cafe Agora menu online and was curious about it. Maybe that will be something we try in the future.

      We ended up going to the RGB in the Radisson.
      The atmosphere is nice and they have a $9.95 Sunday brunch buffet that included coffee or OJ. Sadly, the coffee was bad, but luckily I had already had some before brunch.

      The food quality was all over the board, but for the price there was definitely enough good to make it worth the price. There is an omelet and waffle bar. They also had eggs benedict on the buffet line that was surprisingly good and the french toast wasn't bad either. The sausage and bacon was pretty average, but the potatoes were not good.
      There was fruit, which is always nice...but I wish there would have been more out. They did have baked goods and cold cereals out too.

      I'd go back considering the other options in the area, but it of course could have been better.

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      1. re: bte576

        "I know the Copper Dock. We live close, but it has not impressed us for dinner. Yet, people seem to like it out here??"

        It must be those "intangible charms" of the establishment. The last time I was there was before the smoking ban and one of the dishwashers (?) was sitting at the bar smoking and drinking heavily during his break. Not that there is anything wrong with that of course :-), but my elderly relative found it rather odd that an employee would be smoking and drinking hard liquor at the bar at 10:30 AM on a Sunday morning. All I could tell her is that it would probably be best if she not make any type of eye contact with the fellow.

        1. re: Fowler

          They really need to work on their first impressions. While we had nothing like that happen, the first time we went my mother was visiting and she ordered a bone-in ribeye.
          They steak she was given didn't have a bone and when questioned, they just said they ran out. We were still charged the same price, but of course it just wasn't the same.

        2. re: bte576

          If you run up to Richfield, there are a couple of strip mall type places. Corfu comes to mind, but I never tried them.

          1. re: bte576

            Sorry for the double response. RGB is part of a major screw job that the town gave cash to. Do a google search on how the town got screwed over.

            1. re: exvaxman

              I'm aware.

              As for the Corfu, they changed the name a a few times. Now it is Crossroads I think? I had breakfast there once and it was decent, but my husband said he thinks it is better for lunch.

              1. re: bte576

                There's the Sawmill on 167/Holy Hill Rd. west of the freeway. Further west about 4 miles is the Fox & Hounds.