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Best Breakfast

Fat Nat's Eggs

If you're looking for a fancy-schmancy brunch place, keep moving. If, however, you're looking for a breakfast joint that embraces the term "greasy spoon" as a badge of honor, come on in, grab a seat at one of the formica tables, and dig in. Portions are generous, the staff is friendly and efficient, and the coffee cups are always full. The New Hope location, opened in 2003, is the original and largest of the three Fat Nat's restaurants, and despite its 160-person seating capacity, be prepared for a wait on weekends. For traditionalists, the menu has above-average iterations of the usual suspects: pancakes, omelets, corned beef hash, and eggs. But there are pleasant surprises, too, like the seven (seven!) kinds of eggs Benedict. And there's no better hangover cure than Fat Nat's slider, a.k.a. lazy man's Benedict: a grilled cheese, ham, and egg served over hash browns and doused with hollandaise sauce.

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