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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

Egg-ceptional Restaurant is located at 5 Pigeon Hill Road in Mechanic Falls, Maine.  They are open for breakfast and lunch from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. seven days a week.


There's a diner-type lunch counter


And many tables in a dining room with lots of windows, which give it a really light, bright atmosphere.


In addition to serving meals, they offer a wonderful assortment of baked goods, including whoopie pies (some the size of a dinner plate), cookies, and various kinds of muffins that were almost as large as a football!  Homemade fudge is also available.  What's not to love?


Our waitress Tammy, who doubles as the assistant manager, was friendly, attentive, and efficient.


I ordered a cheeseburger and would you believe, a small order of French fries?  The basket of fries was huge; I shared with Mr. Eva, and we still only ate a third of them.  The hamburger patty was larger than the bun, and over-lapped by nearly half an inch all the way around!  I was put off by it at first, because it had the look of a pre-formed patty, stuffed with non-beef filler to keep its shape.  Happily, I was mistaken.  It was delicious, as was the crisp pickle that accompanied it!


Mr. Eva had a chicken salad sandwich on toasted wheat bread with a small side order of onion rings.  His sandwich was tasty and had lots of fresh lettuce in it.  But the highlight of the meal were the onion rings!  They were awesome!  Again,  even though we shared them, we couldn't finish them all.  I would go back again to have those onion rings once more!

Tammy told us about their Omelet Challenge and their Wall of Fame.  It seems the chef makes an 8-egg omelet; if you can finish the omelet, toast, and home fries, they take your picture and post it on the Wall of Fame in the entry way.  Mr. Eva perked up at the thought, but I nixed that idea!  No way does he need to eat 8 eggs at one sitting!  Lots of people have done it, however, as the wall was plastered with photos of satisfied winners.

As we drove away, we agreed that Egg-ceptional was a great place to eat!  If you would like to visit their web page, check out the menu, or see photos of the Wall of  Famers, click here.

Note:  I was in no way compensated for this review; we paid for our meals and the opinions expressed are mine and Mr. Eva's only!

21 comments:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

It is almost 12 midnight and I am now dying for onion rings! They look yummy.

River said...

Can you believe I've never had an onion ring?
I like the look of that dining room, with so many windows practically everyone is guaranteed a window seat!
The food looks yummy and fresh too, I'm wondering how big a regular serve of fries is, if that one is a "small"
8-egg omelette? I can barely finish a two egg one! Must be something about omelettes, since I can eat two fried eggs, or three eggs scrambled without any trouble.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Holy Moly- I don't even like onion rings and those look GREAT!!

Brian Miller said...

oh goodness...i want some of those onion rings right now...love a good crispy onion ring...and cheeseburgers anytime...

tsonodablog said...

Two eggs over medium, sausage patty and wheat toast. Fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee and cream please.

Oh, you're not my waitress? Damn.

Laurie Kolp said...

Yummy! All of that makes me hungry (and I just finished breakfast). I LOVE onion rings. Thanks for sharing, Eva.

Tara R. said...

I do love a good breakfast diner. The lunches look pretty good too.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Eggs-emplary!
You're making my mouth water!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Another great place! We had some onion rings one evening at our hotel buffet at Disney. They were doing a carnival theme. Anyway, they looked just like that and we were ALL munching down on those rings!

David Allen Waters said...

Now that sounds like my kind of place....now I'm off in search of a good hamburger ;)

Gail said...

Wow! I could make a meal out of the onion rings alone.

sheila said...

OH YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! And that's a SMALL order of onion rings? I wanna go there!

Kristina P. said...

Those onion rings look amazing!

Kristy said...

Mmmm, those onion rings!

rosaria said...

Yes!
Pass the onion rings, please.

Laurie Matherne said...

Another reason to visit Maine! When I dream about going to somewhere out of Central America, I mainly dream of Maine.

Al Penwasser said...

What? No eggs?

mimbles said...

Right, that's it, I want burgers for dinner tonight. I wonder if I could learn to make onion rings...

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: I'm a lousy waitress...just ask Mr. Eva!

Sheila: They were amazing!

Sue said...

Oh my gosh. Those onion rings are killin' me!

=)

Unknown Mami said...

I love me some onion rings!