Saturday, June 23, 2012

Roadtrip Review: Eddie's Place

Today's choice off the Breakfast Menu is Eddie's Place in Charlotte, NC.

Eddie's Place was a quick pick. I needed a place close to our hotel. As far as the map was concerned it was just a few miles away, but there was construction on the main road so it took us 45 minutes to get there. Eddie's place is more a bar than restaurant but their menu looked good so we thought we were in for a treat.

Eddie’s place calls itself a New Orleans style restaurant. It serves a variety of traditional American dishes and southern dishes like Po-boys, gumbo, and shrimp and grits. I ordered an omelet with ham tomatoes, green peppers, mozzarella and mushrooms and a half order of the French Toast. The omelet was okay. It was decently cooked but it was a French fold over with toppings thrown in. It was cooked pretty well.

I think they put something in the Sweet Tea in Charlotte because it was delicious. I found that to be consistent across the board at multiple restaurants. It didn’t seem like the sweet tea in Cincy that is barely Tea and mostly syrup.

The French Toast was the reason to come to this place. It was amazing. It was made of Ciabatta bread with a soft creaminess. The batter had a great flavor with cinnamon goodness. It had the consistency of bread pudding without tasting like it was all bread pudding. I asked the waitress how they achieved such a divine feat of culinary delight. She dismissed my question and said, “They cook it on a stove top.” Our waitress wasn’t very personable. 

The hash browns and bacon were sub par. I didn't like it at all, and my wife said the bacon wasn't very good.If it wasn't for the French Toast I would have definitely rated this place much lower.Unfortunately my camera went down at the beginning of our stop here so I had to take these photos with my mobile phone. They were serviceable but not up to my personal standards.

Overall Experience:
Service:                  3
Ambiance:              2.5
Menu:                     3
Food taste/Quality: 3
Coffee:                    2 

I give the whole experience 3 out of 5 broken eggs:

The French Toast is the I recommend that you stop through for that. Everything else, from the hash browns to the bacon were mediocre, but the French Toast won the game.  on the strength of everything else though I would say you can pass on this one.

For more about Eddie's Place:

617 S. Sharon Amity Rd. 
Charlotte, NC 28211 

Mon-Sun. 8am - 10pm

(704) 442-0147

Eddie's Place Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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