Craving a scrumptious, hearty omelet? You’ve come to the right place. Maryland takes breakfast seriously, so when it comes to crafting up the perfect omelet, they never go wrong. Whether you’re looking for an all-veggie style delight or a hefty meat-filled concoction, you’ll find it at Maryland’s great cafes and restaurants. Here are the 7 best places to grab an omelet in the state.
Miss Shirley’s Café has three locations, two in Baltimore and one in Annapolis, Maryland. They’ve been featured by Zagat and TripAdvisor as the “Best Restaurant” and “Best of Annapolis,” and it’s easy to see why. Between the wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items, and the fun, care-free attitude, Miss Shirley has herself a winner. Their three-egg omelets come with your choice of shredded potato and onion hash browns, collard greens, mix greens, broccoli salad, coleslaw, succotash, and much more. We recommend the South of the Border Omelet, made with grilled chicken, red and yellow pepper, jalapenos, white cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, avocado mash, and a dollop of sour cream.
Blue Moon Café in Baltimore, Maryland, is open daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., and around the clock on weekends. The owner has infused her personality into the café, from the “bright and funky artwork to the music.” The café is an old-fashioned, American diner, with large portions and delicious breakfast food, including their three-egg “Heavenly Omelets.” Each omelet is served with hash browns and toast or a biscuit. If you can only choose one of their nine omelets to try, go with the Universal. Inside you’ll find diced ham, sausage, bacon, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. It’s a work of art. Trust us.
Eggcellence in Annapolis, Maryland, styles itself as “A Breakfast Brunchery,” meaning it specializes in breakfast and brunch (although they offer lunch options, too). Each of their omelets are served with breakfast potatoes and your choice of toast or an English muffin. While you could build your own omelet out of 20-some-odd options, we recommend trying out their Marylander first. Crab meat, avocado, and fresh tomato with Swiss cheese? Can’t go wrong with that.
The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park, Maryland, serves up breakfast and lunch every day of the week, as well as offering catering options. Make sure to check out the chef’s daily specials, as you might find a brand new omelet offering. If you aren’t so lucky as to catch a special, fret not: their Select Shoppe Pan Omelets, served with home-fried breakfast potatoes and a choice of biscuit, croissant, or cornbread, are worth the trip alone. Try the Chili Omelet, overflowing with their slow cooked, house made chili, cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream, and fried tortilla chips.
First Watch: The Daytime Café is a growing chain of restaurants that is slowly but surely spreading throughout the country. But don’t hold that against it: the food, inspired by healthy options and made fresh, is clearly why they’ve had so much success. With five Maryland locations, you’re never too far away from a First Watch. Locations include Bowie, Laurel, Pikesville, Timonium, and Rockville. If you’re lucky enough to catch their seasonal menu, then try the crab and asparagus omelet, made with fresh crab, asparagus, tomatoes, Monterey jack cheese, tarragon, and chives.
La Ferme Restaurant brings a certain French sensibility to their cuisine, offering up a refined experience in a romantic setting. According to their website, the staff of La Ferme “offer fine French cuisine in an elegant country-farmhouse décor, complete with a large fireplace, outdoor seasonal covered porch seating, live piano music and ample free parking.” Brunch is served on Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and includes their delicious Omelet Landaise, served with sweet pepper, onion, tomato, basil pesto, and fresh goat cheese. If you’re in the mood for a more refined brunch experience, La Ferme is calling.
Stanford Grill has two locations in Maryland, one in Rockville and another in Columbia. Stanford Grill has a warm, open environment with lots of natural light. While most of their business is lunch and dinner, their Sunday brunch is not to be overlooked. For a lighter option, try their Farmer’s Market Egg White Omelet, made with market vegetables and tomato salsa.