My Mom always said you can tell a good restaurant by the the lines to get in; if people are willing to wait for the food, it must be good. And that is true for a lot of Cape Cod favorites as you drive around looking for a great spot to land for a scumptuous breakfast. I know that sometimes you can get to a place at just the right time before the crowds or better still find a hidden gem that no one knows about yet. Grumpy's on route 6a in East Dennis is legendary for their inventive savory blackboard specials and some of the best fishcakes on Cape Cod which help to create a delicious Fisherman's Breakfast with eggs and beans. THe parking lot was full and the line was out the door on this particular day as we ventured out, but the wait was only 20 minutes and worth it. I ordered the omelette with cheese, linguica and mushrooms, served with toasted buttery english muffins and grilled fresh unseasoned home fries. The omelette was creamy with linguica which was mild but savory with fresh sliced mushrooms. Their blueberry pancakes were large and ever so flavorful. Their menu is vast with lots of choices and if that wasn't enough then you have some very creative blackboard special sure to confuse you as you try to decide what you would like best. Maybe that's why they are so busy, because there is always something to try on the next visit. I love Grumpy and they have always proved to be reliable for a great breakfast experience.
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