Breakfast Shoppe

Coffee shop | Diner | Pancake House | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

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.

What to Eat
Breakfast Shoppe, Orange Juice
Orange Juice
Freshly squeezed orange juice backed by a carafe of ice tea.
Breakfast Shoppe, Texas Skillet
Texas Skillet
The Texas Skillet mixes sautéed mushrooms, green peppers, onions, home fries, scrambled eggs in an iron skillet and tops them with pepper jack cheese and skirt steak. Outstanding!
Breakfast Shoppe, Potato Pancakes
Potato Pancakes
The potato pancakes, an occasional special, have a light crispy exterior and is creamy throughout on the inside. The maple link sausage is highly recommended.
Breakfast Shoppe, Omelet
You can choose any four ingredients in building your own omelet and this one includes ham, tomato, spinach and mushrooms.
Breakfast Shoppe, Apple Stuffed French Toast
Apple Stuffed French Toast
Apple stuffed French toast is a frequent special.
Breakfast Shoppe, Knapsacker
The knapsacker: a skillet loaded with eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli & jack cheese.
Breakfast Shoppe, Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
Traditional eggs Benedict is topped with excellent hollandaise sauce.
Breakfast Shoppe, Buckwheat Cake
Buckwheat Cake
Earthy buckwheat cakes are available with regular maple syrup or, as shown here, with molasses.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7am - 1pm
Monday7am - 1pm
Tuesday7am - 1pm
Wednesday7am - 1pm
Thursday7am - 1pm
Friday7am - 1pm
Saturday7am - 1pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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