Thanks for stopping and reading mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog. Kirk is not here, Ed (from Yuma) is in Yuma and Cathy is writing a post about another Escondido breakfast-lunch place.
Golden Egg Omelet House is located at an obscure corner of an obscure mall just South of the 78, at the northeast corner of Broadway at Centre City Parkway. Once you see the McDonald’s, drive in and go around and behind the building that is behind the McDonald’s Drive-Thru. You may, or may not, have ever seen or heard of it, but it’s been in Escondido over 35 years — A local spot.The decor is unique…let’s call it ‘Country Charm’.Walking in, there is a White Board of daily specials.
The menu is one large page-breakfasts on one side and lunches on the other side. There are almost 100 omelet creations to choose from, with primary meats of Bacon, ham, sausage, ground beef, turkey, chicken, Italian sausage, Polish Sausage, corned beef, shrimp and even chili.
There’s a choice of just about every vegetable imaginable: tomato, spinach, mushroom, zucchini, bell pepper, green onion, green chiles, avocado. artichokes, olives, broccoli and potato. Of course there’s also a choice of cheese: Jack, Cheddar, American, Pepper Jack or Swiss. If you don’t see an omelet listed, you can make your own; they have the ingredients.
One note: the omelets are HUGE. They come with toast, no potato. If you’d like Dudley’s date walnut toast, it’s an extra 39 cents.The #89 omelet ($11.09 plus 39¢ for the fancier Dudley’s toast). Bacon, ham and Polish sausage with Jack cheese. A wonderfully filling, protein packed meal. So flavor packed.
There is also a separate menu of just potato casseroles. A midwest favorite, sometimes referred to as Hotdish – all the components of a meal in a dish. Each casserole is named for a State.
This is the Nebraska ($9.99) It’s one of those Costco sized baked potatoes, chopped up and topped with ground beef, mushrooms, onion, tomato, Jack cheese and topped with a mushroom sauce. This is quite large, filling and easily could be shared or used as a side to share at the table.Here’s some more of the eclectic indoor decor. Just about everything decorating the interior is for sale…this is good in case something strikes your fancy.One Friday, The Mister decided to order the White Board “Rat Race Special” ($8.59) (it’s only available Mon-Fri). The soup of the day was mushroom. Made from scratch, wonderful, solidly mushroom flavored. The fact that it comes with a full (not half) sandwich is great. Turkey- a lot of turkey, on very large slices of fresh, soft whole wheat with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. This was a wonderful meal.Ever since I had ‘found’ a tuna salad stuffed tomato at The Village Kitchen this summer, I’ve been on the lookout for other versions. The version here ($9.69) exceeded all expectations.
The (excellent) tuna salad stuffed tomato is on top of a bed of lettuce- enough to be its own salad. The accompaniments- artichokes, hard boiled egg, avocado, cheese and pickle fully round out the plate and then there’s the delightful toasted garlic bread…a meal. A wonderful meal.
Golden Egg Omelet House 316 West Mission Avenue Escondido 92025 (760) 489-6420 Website open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., daily
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