i am dumbfounded that the houston press awarded kelly's with best breakfast. i am not one to name drop, but if you're on park place i'd recommend driving to telephone and behind gulf gate is the tel wink grill. this beats kelly's breakfast by far: biscuits from scratch (so they run out often), large southern portions and my girlfriend and i can eat for under five or six dollars total. also the owner, frank, (who's name is on the place down the street) can often be seen sitting on the counter.
Best Breakfast Houston 2006 - Kelley's Country Cooking
The Kelley's Grand Slam breakfast is spread out over three plates -- there's a monster chicken-fried steak on the first, three eggs and your choice of grits or hash browns on the second, and an oversize biscuit with a bowl of gravy on the third. Those looking for lighter fare might opt for the Country Boy breakfast, which comes in a cast-iron skillet containing a whole pound of country ham. The extensive breakfast menu also includes such Texas classics as chili and eggs and huevos rancheros. Order the pancakes and take home the leftovers -- the short stack will feed a family of three for a week. The best seats in the huge high-ceilinged restaurant are in the "bikers only" dining room up front. Bikers, cops and seniors all get special treatment at Kelley's, perhaps because owner Jim Kelley is a retired motorcycle cop.