Sybil's Omelettes 2009
Has a popular restaurant in the same location for 28 years earned Salem, Oregon, icon status? It should. How often does that happen in the restaurant industry? Like Salem Man, I've driven by Sybil's countless times without giving it a try--mainly due to the parking lot full of devoted regulars. In my quest to eat at as many Salem places as possible before I die (okay, slight exaggeration), I suggested Sybil's to friend Shirley for our October breakfast outing.
My first impression upon walking through the front door, was how warm and homey the dining room appeared. The greeting we received was much the same. We were presented with menus listing all 110 varieties of omelets, broke down into different categories: ham, spinach or zucchini, turkey, bacon, etc. Shirley even spotted one with chicken livers, um, no thanks! I nearly opted for a scramble, but decided it was only right to order an omelet if I was at Sybil's.
Our meal arrived quickly. The house made biscuits were eye catching on our well put together plates. While my sausage, onion and spinach omelet was hot, fresh and tender, it was on the bland side as far as my palette was concerned. The hashbrowns were nice and crisp on the outside, but lacked some texture in the middle. I enjoyed my fresh drop biscuit and against my better judgment wanted to slather it in butter and jam.
Now I can see what the draw is at Sybil's--one of those homey places that makes you feel like you belong and tends your needs while you dine with them.
Sybil's Omelettes Unlimited
2373 State Street Salem, OR