Breakfast Shoppe

Review by: Michael Stern

Back when it was small storefront just up the road, the Breakfast Shoppe earned kudos from Buffetbuster, who said it was one of his favorite stops in the area. Given his impeccable taste in Roadfood, we made it a top priority one morning when we left Baltimore heading for the Eastern Shore.

As soon as our butts hit the seats, we knew we were in the right place. One of a staff of super-friendly waitresses descended upon us offering greetings and coffee. When we couldn’t decide which of several dishes to order, she reminded us that pancakes are available as tall stacks (5), normal stacks (3), short stacks (2) and singly; and she noted that the mighty kitchen-sink skillet breakfast known as the Backpacker also is available in a downsized version known as the Knapsacker. The menu offers a page of different Benedicts, plus another page of speculation about the deluxe breakfast dish’s origin.

Alas, we needed to preserve some appetite for the full day of eating that lay ahead, so we did not order chipped beef, a.k.a. S.O.S., about which several clippings on the wall sing hosannas. Arguably a special passion of eaters in this mid-Atlantic region, it is here served on fresh challah bread with fried potatoes on the side.

What’s not to like about this place? Orange juice is squeezed to order in a machine just behind the counter. Buckwheat pancakes are available with regular syrup or molasses. Coffee cups never go empty.

Directions & Hours

7am - 1pm
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

What To Eat


Eggs Benedict

Orange Juice

Buckwheat Cake

Texas Skillet

Potato Pancakes


Apple Stuffed French Toast


Breakfast Shoppe Recipes


What do you think of Breakfast Shoppe?

2 Responses to “Breakfast Shoppe”

Greg Ross

October 14th, 2022

by far one of the worst breakfasts I have ever had. the pancakes were so dry i choked on every bite.The bacon was so over done it crumbled in my had. It was a busy Rainy day I did not want to cause seen by having management come to my table. I do not think I will go back.I should have went to Garys Grill


Vicki C

February 17th, 2011

Just ate here for the second time over the weekend (on a Sunday; got a late start and had to wait about 35 minutes). We confirmed our high opinion of the food from our first visit.

We have enjoyed the Knapsacker, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffle, chocolate chip pancakes (kids’ favorite), and I think my husband had an omelette the first time. Everything has been so good! The worst part is trying to decide what to order, a good problem to have since we only live 15-20 minutes away!


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