I’ve eaten in many Denny’s in my life but a majority have been in the United States of America on road trips. In Canada I usually associate Denny’s with the place to get chicken fried steak and big skillet hang over breakfasts with cheesy hash browns. I’ve always found the prices far cheaper and menus a lot better down South while up here in Canada I’ve had more like an expensive greasy spoon experience. I was recently in the mood for breakfast in the afternoon and since the only Denny’s location downtown is the one by my place on Davie Street.
I went with the Ultimate Omelette, cheesy hash browns and a side of whole wheat toast. The Ultimate is a three-egg omelette with sausage, bacon, fire-roasted peppers and onions, mushrooms, diced tomatoes and topped with shredded Cheddar cheese. My toast was OK, nothing to write home about but next time I’d order it dry seeing there was a bit too much margarine on it.
The omelette was pretty big taking up 1/2 of the plate, the one thing I knew I wouldn’t be getting is something that was light and fluffy and that was confirmed when I cut into it-tough eggs sadly. The cheese on top was a nice touch, it was ooey and gooey but lacked any noticeable flavor.
The filling in the omelette was plentiful. With the right combination of ingredients the omelette tasted good but I felt like they were just sandwiched between the eggs and not incorporated as a part of the dish, if they were added a bit sooner to the omelette it would have been a different story.
The shredded hash browns are my favorite for breakfast. These were nice and crisp on the outside and soft on the inside but again these were really greasy like my omelette. The cheese in them was nice but there could have been more.
At the end of the day my meal came in at just around $20, for that price I think I’ll search out a mom and pop diner or walk a couple more blocks to Granville and hit up the Templeton for some eats. I personally found my food to be way to greasy and it really took away from the meal.