Top Spots: Best places to get breakfast

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Whether you believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not, there’s no denying that breakfast is a big deal. I asked our viewers what their favorite breakfast joints in were, and here’s what they said:

Union Café

While many people know the Union Café for its happy hour drinks, this Short North eatery is the overwhelming favorite brunch spot for NBC4 viewers. And it’s easy to see why — with made-to-order omelets and waffles and an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet on Sundays, you’ll keep coming back.

Hang Over Easy

A campus-area favorite, Hang Over Easy is the place to be when you’ve had a little too much the night before. Serving classics like chicken and waffles, French toast, and omelets, this breakfast oasis also puts a fresh twist on breakfast with menu items like Whole Lotta Goodness (French toast stuffed with sausage, Jarlsberg cheese topped with a sunny side egg) and much more. Hang Over Easy is currently undergoing a facelift, but be sure to check them out on Facebook to find out when they will reopen!

German Village Coffee Shop

Also known as Das Kaffe Haus, the German Village Coffee Shop has been a Columbus favorite since 1981. It’s no wonder why — they serve one of the best Western omelets in Columbus. Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-school diner while you eat or place an order for pick up. You won’t regret starting your day with their breakfast selection.

Tommy’s Diner

Tom Pappas and his wife Kathy opened Tommy’s Diner in 1981, and after a fire shut the restaurant down in 1998, the two completely remodeled the establishment, ushering in the Tommy’s that’s been voted Best Breakfast in Columbus multiple times. Pro tip: Try the eggs benedict.

Dan’s Drive In

Dan’s Drive In has been a Columbus staple since 1951. As one of the first drive-in diners in Columbus, Dan’s still carries on the classic American diner look, feel and taste. Plus, the menu prices are enough to keep anyone coming back for more.

DK Diner

If you’re looking for a place open early to grab a bite before work, you won’t want to miss the DK Diner in Grandview. Famous for their homemade donuts, they took it a step further and created the Donut Sandy — two eggs, melted American cheese and bacon on a grilled glazed donut.

Starliner Diner

This Hilliard restaurant boasts the best eats in the galaxy. The diner puts its own Cuban spin on traditional breakfast dishes. Regulars say the breakfast burrito and Cuban French toast are their favorites and that the service is out of this world.

Fitzy’s Diner

It’s hard to find a restaurant that uses farm fresh eggs, and it’s even to find a diner that’s open 24 hours in Columbus. Fitzy’s Diner delivers on both. With pancakes the size of manhole covers and a wide selection of breakfast meals to choose from, you won’t be disappointed.

Der Dutchman – Plain City

If you’re looking for a breakfast buffet, look no further than the Plain City Der Dutchman location. Featuring scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, pastries, fresh fruit, fried cornmeal mush and more, there’s something for everyone.

Tee Jaye’s Country Place

What started out as a dream about home cooked food served at a warm and welcoming restaurant has now turned into eight locations throughout the Columbus area. Home of The Barnyard Buster (two biscuits, two eggs, country fries and country sausage gravy), Tee Jay’s is a local breakfast staple.

 

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