Patty’s Eggnest

Written by on October 8, 2016 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Greenwood/Crown Hill area of Seattle, Washington

Patty's Eggnest Ballard

How I heard of this place: I’d seen Patty’s Eggnest at least a handful of times throughout the years, and having moved into a neighborhood with one close by, it would have made sense that we would have tried it years before. It took visitors from Ferndale, Washington (who had even beaten us in eating there) to get us in its doors!

Type of cuisine: We are a locally owned, locally operated family of restaurants located in the King and Snohomish county areas of Washington.  We serve delicious, hearty meals made to order and made from scratch with fresh, choice ingredients.  In a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere, we’ll be happy to fill your table with home-cooked breakfast favorites.  Fresh-squeezed orange juice, Swedish pancakes, scrumptious scrambles, and hearty chicken-fried steak are just some of the dishes that we feature on our menu.  We also feature tasty lunches, like hot delicious sandwiches, big burgers with seasoned fries, and fresh salads.  For a few of our locations, we are open for dinner hours as well, serving hot, seasoned roasted turkey dinners and made-from-scratch soup.

Ambiance: A bustling neighborhood diner, Patty’s Eggnest packs them in and rolls them out quickly! Our wait, a mere five minutes though the lines were out the door! Inside, a large dining area with mostly booth seating is available to patrons, space enough for small and slightly larger (six people) parties.

Patty's Eggnest Ballard Indoor Seating

To the right of the expansive entryway, a small sunroom/patio for dining al fresco!

Patty's Eggnest Ballard Patio Seating

And a hustling staff behind the counter and in the kitchen (behind) taking efficient care of the many diners found here on a Saturday afternoon.

Patty's Eggnest Ballard Kitchen & Counter

What I ordered: For me and one dining companion, the Legion of Boom Scramble ($14.95 each): four large eggs scrambled with bacon, ham, sausage, onion, mushrooms and cheddar cheese, served with a medium freshly squeezed orange juice, sour cream and salsa and a generous portion of hash browns alongside your toast/bread of choice.

Patty's Eggnest Ballard The Legion of Boom

For my husband, the Beast Mode Scramble ($12.95): four large eggs scrambled with chicken fried steak, green peppers, onion and cheddar cheese, topped with country gravy, a generous portion of hash browns and choice of toast (whole wheat). A side of bacon ($4.25 for 4 strips) to top it off!

Patty's Eggnest Ballard The Beast Mode

Our final diner selected the Three Egg Breakfast ($10.50) with eggs over-easy, hash browns, three sausage links and a slice of buttered white toast.

Patty's Eggnest Ballard Classic Breakfast

On a return visit, 25 May 2017: Uninterested in cooking after a late day out, we disembarked our bus, walked straight past…then back and into Patty’s Eggnest on this summer evening for breakfast for dinner! For my husband, as you may have guessed, the Bigfoot Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs ($11.95): Our mighty house special offers 11oz of homemade, texan-style chicken fried steak drizzled w/ country sausage gravy. Served w/ 3 fresh eggs, hash browns, & choice of toast. We also offer a 6oz option.

For our little one, the Mini Pancake Plate ($6.95): 1‎ fluffy buttermilk pancake served (on the side) with 1 fresh egg (any style) & your choice of 2 thick honey-cured bacon slice or 2 hearty sausage links.

And for me, the Californian Scramble ($11.95): A scramble named for the fresh, sunshine flavors of the golden state. nourish your road trip spirit w/ a hearty Californian-style scramble: honey-cured bacon, sliced tomatoes, chopped onions, melted cheddar cheese, & topped w/ hand-mashed guacamole.

What I loved: The scrambles were both hearty and full of flavor, crisp vegetables and an abundance of meat! The fresh squeezed orange juice made for a surprising and complementary treat.

Why I loved it: Quick, friendly service, a neighborhood eatery, large portions and yummy fare.

Cost: Average ($10 – $15 per breakfast/brunch entrée)

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