I don't need to tell the locals, that on Sunday morning Sybil's is the place to eat. They already know. The place is packed, people sitting on each other's laps in the waiting area and barely a place to park. Sybil's is another suggestion by an Eat Salem reader that took me by surprise. I drive by that feathered fowl on the sign all the time and never thought about eating there. Inside, staff hurries to clear tables for the after church crowd who hunger for what Sybil's has served since 1981, omelettes. Make sure you have a full glass of water when you order omelette #36 jalapeños, salsa. Buried inside a layer of hot salsa and egg is enough sliced peppers to burn a hole in your tongue. For other's less daring, their menu lists 110 different omelettes with ingredients from spinach and cheese to oysters and bacon. They'll even make them with chicken livers. Also on the menu, huge homemade waffles and the usual breakfast items like eggs, pancakes and french toast. I don't think I will order the #36 again but I might stop in sometime for lunch.
One downside, the place seemed a bit worn out. The carpet was badly stained and the furniture was old and uncomfortable. The place could use a modern makeover that would be more complimentary of the food. And if you were wondering who Sybil is, she's the hen on the sign.