Dads like breakfast!

Looking for something dad wants for Father’s Day? Speaking as a dad and for dads, we like breakfast. We’re not so much interested in a fancy brunch place as much as we want a big hearty breakfast from a reliable diner. That’s not to say we dads don’t like brunch ever, but for the one special day, we prefer a good old fashioned breakfast without all the fanfare.

Break some eggs!

Dad’s just love eggs of all kinds, and we know how we like them cooked. Some of us prefer them sunny side up, others easy over, soft, hard, scrambled, omelets or Benedict style. For me it’s all of the above except hard. I prefer a soft yolk that’s not too runny!

What’s on the side?

You can go for the traditional meat choices of bacon, sausage (patty or link), corned beef hash, ham or I see some folks order a burger patty on the side and it looks wonderful. There’s something about eggs that require a meaty friend. I prefer sausage links myself because they’re so fun to dip into the yolk.

How about some pancakes?

What dad doesn’t like pancakes? I love a good pancake but I never order them, probably because I can always count on my wife or one of our daughters to order a stack and I can pretty much rely on getting a bite or two because they never are able to finish them and besides, have you ever tried to take leftover pancakes home? They don’t travel well if you already doused them in maple syrup.

French toast?

We love French toast, but again, most dads will not be ordering them for breakfast and for the same reason we don’t order pancakes, but again, there’s always someone at the table ordering them and we can sneak in a bite or two. French toast is really getting fancy these days with all the fruit and whipped cream on top, most dad’s will pass and go for the egg breakfast.

We asked our listeners for their favorite diners

We asked listeners on our Facebook page to nominate their favorite diners to get a great hearty breakfast at a good price and not having to worry about getting too fancy. We wanted basic breakfast foods that will fill dad up at least until he can light the grill later for burgers or steaks.

Here’s the dozen most nominated Boston area diners


  • Depot Diner - Beverly

    Depot Diner - Best Breakfast and Lunch on the Northshore

    We have re-opened for indoor dining and take outs. We treat our clientele like family and only use the freshest ingredients. This mentality has allowed us to be voted best breakfast on the North Shore by North Shore Magazine in 2012 and 2015. From 6am-3pm, lunch from 10:30am on.

  • Vic's Waffle House - Tewksbury

    Vic's Waffle House | 283 Old Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876 | (978) 640-9610

    Vic's Story A small breakfast diner in Tewksbury, we specialize in breakfast fare: waffles, omelets, eggs and various breakfast meats. Our corned beef hash is home made as well as our chili, and we pride ourselves on cooking the meals right in front of you.

  • The Pancake House - Rowly

  • Early Harvest - Wakefield

    Home | Early Harvest Diner

    Our goal at Early Harvest Diner is to provide the community with delicious, high-quality comfort food and great service. Our food is made to order using loca...

  • Good Days - Bridgewater

    American Restaurant, West Bridgewater, MA | Good Days Restaurant

    Good Days Restaurant offers homemade favorites with the classic American ambiance. Come on down with your friends and family today we will make something good!

  • Dream Diner - Tyngsboro


    Dream Diner, Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, tasty food, friendly service, clean atmosphere, reasonable prices -- just like a diner should be.

  • Carl's Oxford Diner - Oxford

  • Four Sisters Owl Diner - Lowell

    Four Sisters Owl Diner

    The best diner in Lowell, MA. Specializing in over 30 omelets named after the great streets of Lowell MA. Best coffee in Lowell MA. Come visit The Owl Diner.

  • Lowells - Mendon

    Lowells Restaurant Your Home Cooking Hidden Treasure Offering Breakfast Lunch Dinner in Mendon, MA

    Lowells Restaurant is your local home cooking hidden treasure. We are open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm and offer Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. We are conveniently located on Route 140 in Mendon, MA right on the Mendon Bellingham town line.

  • Uncle Charlie's - Weymouth

  • Capitol Diner - Lynn

  • Valley Cafe - Whitensville

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