Food review: Omelette proves to be no yolk

It’s 3 a.m. You’ve just gotten through a 7-hour study session, which we all know is code for partying at the local club since 8. Your legs are tired and your stomach is talking to you. It needs food, now. What on earth could be open and willing to serve you and your tired friends? The answer, that beacon in the night, the lighthouse for the weary and drunken, good old Denny’s. 

Now you’re there, what on earth do you get? There’s so many choices. You can’t go wrong with some pancakes. But you always get pancakes. You’re courageous, you want to step out of your comfort zone. The menu talks to you, “Get an omelette.” I can recommend the Ultimate Omelette Combo Platter from Denny’s. Yes, Denny’s is still going strong. However, Denny’s still has its competition, those being IHOP, Cracker Barrel, and Waffle House. 

While it is unclear which of the restaurants is truly the superior eatery, nor what is the equivalent to each dish, breakfast foods at any time of the day is something that any food enthusiast, connoisseur or chef can agree with. Restaurants such as Denny’s are a prime example of this. And the Ultimate Omelet Combo Platter, in particular, was made for any breakfast enthusiast. The quality of the meal provided was worthwhile, and more than made up for the extra wait it took to make on Valentine’s Day of all days. 

The quantity of the omelet was particularly enticing. It was truly surprising. Based on the picture in their menu, one wouldn’t have expected an omelet of such girth. Seeing as a lot of ads and pictures relating to food aren’t what they seem to be at first glance. In this particular instance, the Ultimate Omelet itself took up nearly three-fourths of a standard sized dinner plate. Partnered with a side of toast and hash-browns, the presentation of this dish was spectacular. The golden yellow hash-browns were not dripping with grease as well as the right combination of soft and crispy. The toast, while more on the white side, was still buttered to perfection with the right ratio of butter to bread. The main attraction itself, however, was the real prize. 

The omelet was nice, light and fluffy to complement all of the toppings folded into it. The omelet had cheese mixed into it and it wasn’t too overpowering. It also did not make the eggs too greasy or make the dish feel any heavier on the stomach. One of the biggest things that can ruin a meal is how greasy it is. Thankfully, in this case, it was not overly greasy. The toppings will make your mouth water. The toppings consisted of caramelized onions, mushrooms, a mix of red and green peppers, sausage pieces, and bacon. However, I asked them to take out the bacon. I am sure, however, had I left the bacon on the omelet, it would’ve complemented the dish perfectly for those of you who are bacon lovers and bacon enthusiasts. The combined flavors and textures of each part of this delicious unit made the experience all the more satisfying. It is an excellently put together dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

After considering the wait, the preparation, the quantity and quality of the food, the overall experience was enjoyable. The staff was pleasant, given how tired they must have been given their staffing situation, and they made the experience that much more enjoyable. The food was soft, crisp, not too greasy, and overall delicious. The quality was, again, delightful given the competition between these types of eateries. The quantity was shocking and very appreciated given the cost of roughly $10 before taxes. And it had a variety of nutritional items in the form of the peppers, mushrooms and the onions. It was well priced, well crafted, and easily digested. This is worthwhile for a breakfast enthusiast and anyone who might want to enjoy an “ultimate omelette.” Whether it’s 3 am or midday, Valentine’s day or any other day it’s always a good time of day (or night) for an omelette. And while we usually look at other places for breakfast foods, I highly consider keeping Denny’s in mind, because I don’t think we do that enough.

Meleena Dreiling