Robie’s Country Store (Hooksett, NH)

I’ve been craving pancakes for a number of reasons (including National Pancake Day on this upcoming Tuesday), and both of my regional favorites (Polly’s and Dana’s) are seasonal and not open until spring thaw. Several people on Chowhound recommended this place to me as a good place for pancakes, and, indeed, they were right.

This is probably one of the best meal deals I’ve ever found. The breakfast included pancakes (with real maple syrup), toast, corned beef hash, home fries, bacon, and eggs.

Several things really stood out about this breakfast: The pancakes were, as both Saveur magazine and Chowhound had mentioned, excelent, and are someplace in the middle of my top 10 list. The home fries were perfectly fried red bliss potatoes. The CBH was generous and well crisped. The eggs were perfectly scrambled, and the toast was some nice homestyle wheat. The bacon was just normal bacon, but there were four strips.

Basically, this is another example of a breakfast that’s hitting on all cylinders. Good food with very good attention to detail.

Most astonishingly, however, this veritable feast of a breakfast cost me only approximately $4.50 (since it was the daily special), making this probably one of the quality-to-price ratio breakfasts I’ve ever had. And it’s certainly one of the best meals I’ve ever had on a paper plate.

The place is also chock-a-block with all sorts of antiques, old signs, and signed pictures of famous politicians on the campaign trail.

All-in-all, Robie’s is highly recommended, for both the interesting nature of the store itself, and for the high food quality.

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