Breakfast is a favorite meal in our house. Pancakes, French toast, waffles, scrambled eggs – you name it (and cook it!), my husband and kids will eat it up. We mostly eat breakfast at home, even on the weekends, so it’s a treat when we grab our morning meal out. We like easy places that serve up good food fast (with three kids five and under it needs to be quick!) and doesn’t break the bank.
New in the Neighborhood
House of Omelets American Diner is relatively new – it opened in November of 2016 – but you get the feeling the place has been around awhile. We were greeted with a friendly “Welcome…sit wherever you’d like” from a waitress refilling a customer’s coffee cup.
A quick glance around revealed most of the tables were full (I got the sense many in the crowd that morning were regulars). Folks were drinking coffee, conversing or reading the newspaper over large plates of breakfast food. We didn’t have to wait, easily finding a table large enough to comfortably accommodate all of us, highchairs and diaper bag included. My kids loved the black and white tiled floor and my son asked if we could sit at the counter on the metal stools.
We were all hungry (it was nearing 9:30 on a Saturday morning), but a waitress quickly brought us menus and took our drink order. It took us longer to decide on what to eat than it did for her to come back.
As the name implies, there are lots of omelet options, which are all made with four eggs and served with homefries and toast for $9.37 or less. The House Omelet is traditional – bacon, ham, sausage, mixed peppers, onion, mushroom and mixed cheese – while others, like the Reuben (corned beef, sauerkraut and mixed cheese), the Blue Omelet (Italian sausage, spinach, onion and blue cheese) or the Greek (feta cheese, onion, green pepper, tomato and gyro meat) offer more variety. In all, there are 17 omelet options to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find something to suit all tastes.
My kids had two breakfast choices on the kids menu: two pancakes and either two strips of bacon or two sausage links or a half-order of French toast with a choice of a breakfast meat and a drink. They both opted for pancakes, one selecting bacon, one selecting sausage and, of course, chocolate milk to drink.
My husband went with the House Omelet, wheat toast, home fries and orange juice.
I picked a breakfast sandwich (eggs, bacon and cheese on an English muffin) with a side of homefries and a cup of coffee. Refills are free, so my cup of coffee was hot and endless the entire time we were there.
Breakfast is served
If you decide to go to House of Omelets – make sure you bring your appetite! The portions are quite large, even if you are hungry. And be sure to ask about the size of the sides. My side of homefries was enough to feed the whole table, and then some. Lucky for us that morning, we were all hungry and had no problem devouring the food. My nine month old liked the pancakes so much (minus the syrup) that he literally let out a scream when there were no more in front of him. I couldn’t feed him fast enough!
Because the kids always finish before the adults, one of the workers brought around a basket of suckers (after asking our permission first) and offered up candy to the kids. Cherry lollipops after breakfast? Bonus!
Don’t let the name fool you, though. House of Omelets serves up more than omelets. The lunch and dinner menu includes a variety of diner food: Cheeseburgers, Turkey Club, Philly Cheese Steak and Gyros, to name a few. If you make it a platter, you can choose two options from fries, coleslaw, side salad, rice or a cup of soup. And the most it’ll set you back is $9.97.
Overall, the staff was really friendly and helpful, quickly bringing extra napkins, more coffee and more ketchup before we even needed to make a request. Our house will definitely hit up House of Omelets again.
House of Omelets American Diner is a great breakfast option if you like fast, affordable, homecooked food. You get plenty for the price. On weekdays, get half off your breakfast between 7 and 9 am. On Sundays, 10% of your bill is donated to your church if you come in with a church party of 10 or more.
The Short Course
Kid Friendly: Yes
To avoid wait time: Anytime
Noise level: Moderate
No changing station
Got milk: Yes- white and
chocolate, along with apple
and orange juice and lemonade
Kids menu: Yes