Friday, March 07, 2008

Rick's Diner Breakfast

I met several of my co-workers for breakfast this morning at 7:30 am. I am not a morning person, so I believe it was one of the first times that I've ever had a meal that early, much less ventured out of the house at such an ungodly hour. We met at Rick's Diner and I'd never been there before, so it was easier to persuade me to experience morning than it would have been otherwise. To clarify, I once had lunch at the Rick's Diner location on Duke's campus, now deceased, but I don't think that counts.

If you want a hearty breakfast on a weekday, don't want to deal with the crowds at the Cracker Barrell or have eschewed national chains, Rick's Diner is a good choice. The portions were huge, though, so unless you are starving or like wasting food, keep that in mind. I chose the "Make Your Own Omelette" with swiss cheese and ham, accompanied by hash browns and a biscuit. It was all good and the prices were reasonable, but again, it was way more than I could conceive of eating. They have good biscuits, so next time I go I'd like to try an egg and cheese biscuit.

They serve breakfast until an 11:00 am. I'm counting on that.


  1. I've only been to Rick's Diner a few times, but once a companion ordered the fried banana-pepper rings as an appetizer, which were served with a small bowl of tangy sauce. They were so good! Not greasy or overly battered either. Just right.

    Your omelet looks delish.

  2. Ooh! Fried banana peppers sound good!