Last Updated August 26, 2015.
September is All American Breakfast Month and we have some great breakfast recommendations from our beloved “locals,” who often chime in with their favorite dishes and destinations. Previously, they’ve given us suggestions for wood fire pizza, donuts, hot dogs, BBQ, pies, and even swimming holes. Here are their favorite breakfast dishes, not to be confused with their favorite breakfast spots (the lists are exclusive – no duplicates!).
— PASTRIES —
1. Strawberry Stuffed French Toast at Cooper’s Landing, Clarksville
Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Amazing fresh scratch-made creamed strawberries between fresh grilled french toast.” – Justin
“Housemade baguettes stuffed with homemade strawberrycream cheese and local berries, grilled in farm fresh egg wash with vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. Served with warm maple syrup (ALTHOUGH YOU DON’T NEED THE SYRUP!)” – Ada
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— UNEXPECTED —
Car Wash Café
“Not your normal type of breakfast! Served in a bowl with unique ingredients. The black beans & salsa livens up your morning.” – Jessica
3. “The Ray Ray” at Doc Taylor’s, Virginia Beach
Daily 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Fried egg atop bacon, cheese and grilled parmesan tomatoes served on an onion roll.” – Lisa
4. Huevos Rancheros at Car Wash Cafe, Kilmarnock
Daily 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“It’s a stack of goodness so high you need a friend to help you. Tortillas, eggs, black beans, repeat then put salsa and sour cream on top!” – Susan
5. Gyro Omelet at Montclair Family Restaurant, Dumfries
Daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“This American-Greek restaurant is hard to beat for its home-cooked food and friendly staff that can greet everyone who walks in the door by name. Known especially at breakfast for their home-made gyro omelet with its killer tzatzik sauce, this locally owned restaurant is a hidden gem in Northern Virginia.” – Kerry
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— TRADITIONAL —
River City Diner
“The sausage gravy is the perfect balance of salty and buttery. The biscuits are moist and delicious!” – Lindsay
7. Tommy’s Combination Breakfast at Tommy’s Restaurant, Hampton
Daily 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Two small pancakes; two eggs; choice of bacon, turkey bacon, Virginia Ham, pork sausage or turkey sausage; homefries or grits & biscuit or toast, all for only $5.15.” – Shannon
8. Country Ham, Eggs & Biscuit – Chick-N-Little, Abingdon
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The Country Ham is “Real” Country Ham and you can order breakfast all day long!” – Susan
“Cooked to perfection and served with your choice of golden brown sliced potatoes, hash browns, etc., and toast.” – Noah
Leave a comment to tout your favorite breakfast dish and the place that crafts it.