Two Cracked Eggs

Diner
Memorable
One of the best
Michael Stern | September 12, 2019
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Above the riverfront in Savannah, Two Cracked Eggs serves breakfast all day (until 3pm closing). Portions are very large; quality is high; much of what’s served is lots of fun. And the restaurant is fairly small. Chances are good you will wait for a table, especially on a nice weekend morning.

The fun of dining here isn’t only in the food itself (which I’ll get to posthaste); service and decor have an upbeat rustic mien: meals are served on cast iron trays and in little skillets; bacon is available hanging from a clothesline (on which it has been cooked); tables are rough-hewn wood; waitresses are country girls who’ll chat you up, even when busy.

About that clothesline bacon: One order costs well over $10 and it is just three slices. But oh, what slices! Each is a virtual cured pork steak, plenty thick and streaked with equal measures of fat and lean. It is possible to pick it up and gnaw, but a knife and fork are well-suited to the task of getting this super-succulent, salty, smoke-infused meat to one’s mouth.

Most meals come with a biscuit. It is a monumental cat head, crisp-edged with a tender, somewhat bland crumb that comes alive when spread with house-made “Traffic Jam,” a mix of blackberries, red raspberries, and strawberries. (Waitress Samantha was quick to correct me when I referred to it as jelly, saying that she knows it’s jam because she watches it made from real fruit.)

The menu is broad and entertaining, with such items as white trash hash (spuds, onions, peppers, and sausage gravy), peach French toast dotted with sugared pecans, and shrimp Benedict, plus a full roster of eggs, crepes, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches. Most meals are accompanied by stone-ground grits served in a cute little iron skillet. They’re mild-tempered, just barely buttery — not a star, but a worthy side dish to meaty meals.

Note to coffee hounds: In addition to regular coffee, espresso, cappuccino, etc., Two Cracked Eggs offers nitrogen-infused Cuban coffee, which is a small cup of extremely potent stuff tempered with lots of sugar.

What to Eat
Two Cracked Eggs, Bacon
Bacon
Must-Try
Knife-and-fork bacon
Two Cracked Eggs, Biscuit
Biscuit
Must-Try
Cat head biscuits are monumental.
Two Cracked Eggs, Peach French Toast
Peach French Toast
Must-Try
Peach French toast includes caramel sauce and sugared pecans.
Two Cracked Eggs, Cuban Coffee
Cuban Coffee
Must-Try
Very strong, very sweet nitrogen-infused Cuban coffee
Two Cracked Eggs, Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam
Must-Try
"Traffic jam" mixes blackberries, red raspberries, strawberries.
Two Cracked Eggs, Corned Beef Hash
Corned Beef Hash
Tender, gentle-tempered corned beef hash
Two Cracked Eggs, Grits
Grits
Grits come in a cute little skillet.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday7am - 3pm
Monday7am - 3pm
Tuesday7am - 3pm
Wednesday7am - 3pm
Thursday7am - 3pm
Friday7am - 3pm
Saturday7am - 3pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
10 stops | 12 MILES | 50 min

The city of Savannah is a profoundly colorful swirl of Low Country flavors that taste of old-time Dixie, of the Low Country, of African-American soul, and of the modern South. This roster of Roadfood favorites is only a start to savoring a city that is an eater's dream.

Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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