I wanted to take my son Tom for breakfast and usually we go to a bagel store but today he suggested Mary's Gourmet Diner. I like to try places that I haven't been to so this was a great chance for me, even though he has been there several times before. The outside is very unassuming but as soon as we entered, we were greeted by a waitress with an old fashioned apron on. She was very welcoming and pleasant as she sat us among the many folks enjoying breakfast. Kevin, our waiter gave us a few minutes to look over the menu before coming to take our order. He was very attentive, very personable and helpful, offering to explain the menu or to answer any questions that we might have. From what I could tell about the staff there, they all seemed very happy and super nice! Tom ordered the Breakfast Nachos which was multigrain tortilla chips loaded with house made white cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, black olives, red onion, tomatoes, avocado, salsa and sour cream minus the tomatoe for $12.00 along with water. There was so much on Tom's plate that he was unable to finish his meal.
I ordered the Griddle-Fried Corncakes made with organic maple syrup, two eggs any style, bacon or sausage and a side item. I had my eggs over easy, bacon and shredded hash brown $10.50 along with a cup of coffee $2.50.
Even though the prices may be up there for breakfast, it was well worth the money. All I have to say is quality, quality, quality and Thank God this isn't your Grandparent's Diner! A Must Go in Winston Salem!
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