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March 19, 2008
Midday breakfast a special treat
Two can eat out for less than $20
Food Editor Catherine Klasne, a real eggs-and-pancakes hound, probably would eat breakfast for all three meals of the day. She’s been eyeing The Ultimate Omelet House in Daytona Beach for a long time. Finally, during Bike Week, she stopped there (along with her husband, Nick, regional editor).
Q. How did the place look?
I remember this building as the original location for Maria Bonita, and there still are a few vestiges, but it’s been repainted, refurnished and rearranged.
Although very busy on the day we visited, the restaurant was clean and serviceable.
Q. What did you order?
Although sorely tempted by the potato pancakes, I chose the spinach, tomato and feta cheese omelet. It was cooked perfectly and generously stuffed, and I loved the fluffy homemade biscuit. I ordered the hash-brown casserole instead of going with the choice of home fries, hash browns or grits that comes with the breakfast. The casserole looked gloppy-scary but tasted cheesy and fine; I missed the crusty brown part that makes or breaks a casserole.
Nick went for two eggs, up, and corned beef hash with grits and rye toast ($6.95). Again, perfectly cooked. These folks know their eggs. And the hash had that little bit of crust that makes it so toothsome.
Q. What to drink?
Nick said the coffee ($1.25) was excellent, and our very competent server brought plenty of hot water to go with my tea ($1.25). Each mug is a little different, and they could have come from someone’s collection.
Q. What if I don’t want breakfast?
You’d have plenty of choices, including burgers, melts, subs, sandwiches, soups and salads. I’ll probably stick to breakfasts, but that’s just me. Next time, I can try the pancakes, “ultimate sandwiches,” French toast or Belgium waffles.
Q. What was your total?
It was $18 even, including tax but not tip.
The Ultimate Omelet House
WHERE: 1435 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach
HOURS: 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
THIS AND THAT: No alcohol served; major credit cards accepted; roomy and handicapped accessible; eat in or take out
Thank you News Journal !!
I feel like I just got a day off !!~