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Best Breakfast

Golden West Café

842 W. 36th St., (410) 889-8891

Posted 9/18/2002

Although we're granting Golden West best breakfast for about the billionth time, we're also asking you not to go there. It's too crowded already. The tiny room and closely spaced tables are constantly jammed with folks who, like us, can't resist the made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, the apple-wood smoked bacon, and the huevos rancheros all served all day, every day. Sometimes service crawls and sometimes we wait eons for a coffee refill, but we keep going back. Maybe it's the Bismarck, a bubble of pastry dough filled with fruit and doused in butter and sugar. The menu says, "There is no substitute for real butter, if it offends you do not order this." Breakfast with an attitude. We love it. And it's ours, we tell you, all ours. Keep away.

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Other Awards for Best Breakfast:

Miss Shirley's, 9/16/2009

Jimmy's Restaurant, 9/17/2008

Blue Moon Café, 9/19/2007

Suburban House, 9/20/2006

XS, 9/21/2005

Pete’s Grille, 9/22/2004

Blue Moon Café, 9/19/2001

Pete's Grille, 9/17/1997

Pete’s Grille, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Golden West Café:

Best Chicken Quesadillas, 9/19/2007

Best Bar for Nonsmokers, 9/20/2006

Best Bloody Mary, 9/21/2005

Best Desserts, 9/22/2004

Best Place to Eat Alone, 9/19/2001

Best Frito Pie, 9/15/1999

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