Best of Houston® 2021

Best Of Houston® 2021: Best Breakfast - Montrose

No matter the platter, there's always room for a pancake on the side.
No matter the platter, there's always room for a pancake on the side. Photo by Schaefer Edwards
Best Breakfast - Montrose: Avalon Diner

If you’re looking for classic American breakfast staples in what feels like a time machine set for the 1950s, look no further than the original Avalon Diner on Westheimer. Since it first opened in 1938 (then a dual drug store and restaurant-slash-soda fountain), Avalon Diner has been cranking out all the breakfast classics: crispy hash browns, sizzling bacon and pork sausage, fluffy pancakes and perfectly cooked eggs, no matter the style. This classic diner also offers a few well-done Tex-Mex breakfast staples (the migas plate is a hit), and the always friendly staff will keep your coffee cup full and a grin on your face. On busy weekends you might have to hang tight for a few minutes until a booth opens up, but it’s well worth the wait for a breakfast that’ll make you feel like you’ve been transported to the Happy Days of yore.

2417 Westheimer
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