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#28 of 123 American in Erie
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Reviewed February 27, 2022

Went here for breakfast. I noticed an elderly woman come in the door, walking with her cane. They have a waiting area that is cold and she was sitting in it waiting her turn. I went inside and asked the cashier to bring her into...the warmth and provide her a chair. Her answer was, "We don't usually do that. I'll have to ask the manager.". No one actually helped her.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022

Want breakfast? This is the place. Hands down, fantastic!!!. Not only does this place excel at the breakfast standards but the menu is filled with quirky dishes like the chicken parm omlette or strawberry chocolate cream cheese stuffed french toast. The owner is a bit...gruff, but it adds to the allure of this amazing place. I go here every time I'm in Erie, love it.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2021

The food is good , plentiful and cheap ... what more could you want ? Great service ? They have that , too! You won't be disappointed !

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

This breakfast place is well worth a stop if you are in the area. We stopped in before going to the beach to see Lake Erie. Staff was kind a quick to refill coffee and water. Food was hot and came out as advertised. Mushrooms...in the omelette were from a can which was a little disappointing.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021

It's been a bit of a lonely week with Vicki in Texas. But I'm glad she's having a good time catching up with family and friends, enjoying good times and food. Decided to take Tori out to some place different for breakfast. Googled "best breakfast...near me". Top of the list was "The Original Breakfast Place" at 2340 E 38th in Erie. Not really "near", but I thought what the heck. "The Original Breakfast Place" is a regular diner, although nicely decorated. Adequate seating (maybe 15 tables, minimum 4 chairs per table) with good lighting. The truly important stuff: GOOD STRONG COFFEE with REAL coffee FLAVOR!! If you don't like strong coffee, ask for some hot water to thin the coffee. No joking. Tori and I both chose "Terri's Big Breakfast"... and Yes, it is. Everything was exceptional (I don't get to say that often enough), prepared to order, nothing skimpy, VERY flavorful! One thing that always kinda bugs me is ordering scrambled eggs and getting a chopped up overcooked omelet. Not here! Real scrambled eggs that look, feel, and taste like scrambled eggs. Good portion of bacon that tastes like good bacon! Hearty Pancakes! Excellent breakfast sausage! Real toast (if you don't know what I'm saying, you will! LOL) Service was VERY good. My coffee cup did not sit empty, requests were filled immediately. Moderately priced (two big satisfying breakfasts for under $25), worth every penny. I HEARTILY recommend "The Original Breakfast Place" at 2340 East 38th St in Erie, Pennsylvania.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

This is a perfect mom's kitchen breakfast. Nothing crazy, just well cooked eggs and sides. I had Italian French toast and nicely done fried eggs. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the restaurant decor homey.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

We went on a Sunday morning about 11 a.m. and didn't have to wait. The place is small and crowded but the food and service were excellent. It's a little off the beaten track but evidently has been there for some time.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

As locals we visit a few times a month on weekends. I love the Fritatta (Full) which is a massive meal with a good combo of eggs, sausage, hash browns and onions. This is not your basic restaurant -- they work hard to keep everyone...happy and for the value it's hard to beat.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

This is the best place for breakfast. Services is always excellent. Theystrive to never let your coffee cup ne empty. Staff is pleasant and works together to give you the best breakfast experience. Food is always hot and delicious. They give generous portions and have...the best pancakes anywhere. A must stop whenever we visit Erie.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

We have enjoyed eating in this place several times. Lots of excellent breakfast options at a good price. It's been busy every time we have been there, but we've never had a long wait. We have had excellent service every time we've been in. The...wait staff is cheerful, quick, and attentive. From someone who is trying to eat healthy, I'd ask them to add a few fruit choices to the menu. Otherwise, no downsides. Wheelchair access notes: Flat entrance, slightly crowded tables, but not really a problem. Bathrooms are accessible.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here with the family on the way to Tennessee. Very popular place and they pack them in there so if it looks very busy, just give it a little bit - very quick turnaround. Servers are efficient and always have their eyes out for...customers needing more. Serving sizes are excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Enjoyed it here and will go again.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Even though we were visiting Erie out of season and on a weekday, this place was hopping! There were clearly a lot of regular customers, but we were greeted just as warmly. Had delicious breakfasts (East Side and the Corned Beef Hash and Eggs), everything...cooked just as ordered, and the prices were great. The staff is friendly, keeps up with coffee and water refills, and keeps everything moving along smoothly. What a great way to start the day!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I had a great breakfast at The Original Breakfast Place which as a lifetime west sider never had a chancery visit. The decor or warm and inviting. It was cramped unlike the other location I am told are not run by same owners. I ordered...the Cajun eggs with hash browns. The eggs were laid on top of onions hams and the potatoes. There was a bit much on added Cajun spices but no big deal in scraped some off. I thought the combinations were tasty. The service was good and if I was living closer would try again.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This was the fourth time visiting Erie in the last year. We have had at least 4 breakfasts since frequenting Erie and will continue to return for this consistent quality breakfast. Service was also above average. Will be back again tomorrow before heading home.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Very popular breakfast joint with the locals. They get people in and out so if it looks busy give it a minute. Had the pancakes and an east side (eggs, meat, potatoes). Coffee was rough. Pancakes were gummy and weirdly sweet; worse than Great Value...pancake mix by far. Eggs etc. were fine. The breakfast sausage is a hot Italian link. Apparently Erie loves it but these transplants won’t rush back. Two stars, one for service and one because it’s fast and cheap.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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The Original Breakfast Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5