Wonderful neighborhood diner.
We sat at the counter of this wonderful, homey, neighborhood diner and enjoyed a hot breakfast while watching the cook, who was less than a foot from us and working in a space in which he could barely turn around. I mean, you can't find an atmosphere like that just anywhere!
Excellent food and customer service are offered by this little gem of a diner in East Millcreek. Highly recommended.
My favorite spot :). Super yummy breakfast and lunch! I always come in, staff is always friendly and remember you. Its a place where everyone knows your name :) Nothing bad i could ever say about it! I love getting a burger any way you want it, or those eggs and bacon mmmmmm. Everything is great and just found out everything is local, even better!
Best Breakfast, hands down. This is my favorite place to eat. I can walk in and get a yummy breakfast and good cup of coffee, and be myself. The food is great - real eggs, cheese, potatoes, bread - always fresh! The kitchen is right in the middle so you can see them cooking your breakfast. The people are friendly and down to earth. Their prices are good too. I'm a customer for life!
Unsanitary. Just plain dirty..
I am really surprised this place has such good reviews. It was very unsanitary, kitchen staff (who weren't wearing any kid of hairnet) were touching themselves, then the food. We watched the waitress handle menus, money, dirty plates, and THEN, yes, she touched the food without stopping to wash her hands even once.
We canceled our order and left the restaurant. I can home and check the health department's webpage and was not shocked to see that the restaurant received 2 out of 5 stars and has been flagged for 6 "critical" violations, which are violations that have the potential to cause foodborne illness.
I, like many other reviewers on this cite, could not believe the uncleanliness.
Great breakfast on the cheap..
The staff here is great and know me by name. They have my coffee with cream waiting for me before i have had a chance to sit. The coffee never hits bottom.
The french toast is nice and moist, and they have a great Spanish Omelet.
Home-Made Food, Top Quality Ingredients, Best Service Around.
One of the best locally owned and operated breakfast places in the city! The restaurant is run by the owners--a couple who personally supervise the place almost every day of the year. I love this place for three reasons: (1) Simple home-made food with top-quality ingredients. (2) A bright, friendly atmosphere. (3) Amazingly friendly and fast service. They serve eggs and pancakes with home made potatoes, fresh vegetables, perfectly crisp bacon, and real butter. The price range is in the middle-about $9 per person for coffee and breakfast. The breakfast steak or pork chops are a great value. The giant hamburgers are also great!
The food is simple! The focus here is on fast, hot, fresh food. If you want something fancy, take the extra time to drive up to Ruth's Diner (another great place) but if you want BREAKFAST with a smile, go to Over-The-Counter!
This isn't supposed to be a gourmet health-food place. It is what it
is and I love that about it. It's folksy. If you don't like bacon and
fat--order the oatmeal. It's great and comes with brown sugar
and cream/milk. Love to come by myself, do a crossword puzzle
and chat with whomever comes in!
Read the positive reviews on CitySearch for Over The Counter, should have listened to the negative reviews.
Pros: Yes the service is quick, menus and drinks were received promptly and food was served very quickly. There was no wait for a Sunday afternoon. And the Servers were friendly
Con: Food was overpriced compared to similar places, Greasy, Server disappeared after our food was served, no drink refills, and it was in fact a little disturbing to see what goes on in the kitchen. They only accept CASH.
Not a clean/pleasant eating environment.
Doubt we will go back.
Expect a wait - trust me, it's worth it. I've been frequenting this cafe for about 11 years and it will always be a favorite. The place is packed every weekend morning but considering how busy it is, it doesn't take too long to be seated. Most of the servers are very friendly and attentive - even the bussers are courteous and say "hello". Make sure to get the home fries with your breakfast and if they have them, a blueberry muffin with butter.
no no no no no. unless you want to put yourself at risk of getting sick, don't eat here. it has a reputation of being a hip and cool place to be, but the food prep is dismal. just look at the cooks handle uncooked foods and prep plates with cooked food without washing their hands or using other hand-sanitizing methods. the wait isn't worth it.
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