Local restaurants have become common favorites in the Blair community
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it's too bad that most Blazers don't actually have the time to eat breakfast during the week. But don't worry – that's what Saturdays and Sundays are for. After a long night, there's nothing better than sleeping in, waking up and getting a nice, delicious breakfast to help start your day. This SCO expert decided to check out some sit-down restaurants, preferred by most Blazers, to see what exactly makes these spots stand out among the rest.
Hidden Gem: Nick's Diner
Most Accessible: Eggspectation
Eggspectation is right in Downtown Silver Spring, which makes it easier for Blazers around the community to make their way to the restaurant. Located next to Austin Grill, Eggspectation is always packed and provides outdoor seating when the weather is just right. Most Blazers have visited the restaurant, known for over the top breakfast items, including – as expected – grand egg recipes. The classic Eggspectations omelet is loaded with bacon, sausage, ham and tons of veggies, including peppers and mushrooms. It's definitely a mouthful and will probably break the bank, but it's worth it. The peppers, mushrooms and meat make the perfect combination and every bite makes you yearn for more. However, Eggspectation doesn't really have many options when it comes to pancakes, waffles and French toast; you can get them all there but the side options are pretty basic and don't bring anything new to the table.
Although the food is good, the prices at Eggspectation are on the higher side – Blazers looking for a cheaper option should consider dining elsewhere.
Best Selection: Mark's Kitchen
Old Time Classic: Tastee Diner
If you live in Silver Spring and have never been to the Tastee Diner, you are definitely missing out. The place has been around for a while and may not be as popular as it once was, but the food has not changed one bit. The atmosphere is what makes Tastee Diner different; it is a typical diner setting with great service. Tastee Diner is a family-oriented restaurant and the environment, from the servers to the fellow customers, is especially welcoming. When it comes to the food, there isn't much to say. Although the meals are pretty good, the menu does not stand out among the other restaurants on this list. The meals offered mimic both Eggspectation and Mark's Kitchen; however, there are fewer options at Tastee Diner than the previous two. The pancakes are definitely a great option for a first-time visitor at Tastee Diner; the hotcakes come in a stack of three and are served in different ways. You can order them with two eggs, your choice of meat or just eat them with warm syrup. The pancake portion size is huge, so if you're not used to eating tons at once, the hotcakes are perfectly for sharing. Overall, Tastee Diner is pretty generic, but the atmosphere at Tastee always makes the experience quite pleasant.
Melissa Haniff. Melissa loves music, One Tree Hill, traveling and experiencing new cultures. She is also a diehard Patriots, Red Wings, Pistons and University of Michigan fan...Go Blue! More »
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