Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breakfast at a Village Inn Restaurant

We were in Omaha Nebraska visiting our son David II, his better half Amy and our 2 grandsons, Emmett Lee and David II.  Amy and David III were out of town at a soccer tournament, the air conditioning was kaput at their new home and it was time for breakfast…

When it comes to negative restaurant experiences, I have the memory of an elephant… It had been probably 25 years since I ate at a Village Inn.  My previous very negative exposure, if my memory serves me right, was in Hannibal Missouri. (If so, that location is long gone!)

In any case, based on David II’s recommendation, I agreed to give their local Village Inn a chance of redeeming this restaurant chain…

This is the interior of the Village Inn.  It was clean and moderately busy for a late morning breakfast.

Village Inn currently has about 200 company and franchisee operated locations in 20 states, with most of them in the center of the USA west of the Mississippi and into the Rocky Mountain region.  There are 3 restaurants in Anchorage Alaska, 1 in Virginia as well as 23 in Florida.  The company was founded in Denver back in 1958.

Emmett Lee has some limited and interesting dining habits…but then again he’s 10 years old!  For breakfast, he had a Blueberry Pancake with a bit of whipped cream, applesauce, fresh fruit and a couple of strips of bacon…accompanied by a glass of chocolate milk.

David II ordered the Chicken Fried Steak with Country Sausage Country Gravy accompanied by a couple of Scrambled Eggs and some Hash Browns. ($8.49) He had Rye Toast on the side.  This is one of his favorite breakfasts, and mine too!

Laurie went with her favorite basic breakfast… She had 2 Eggs Easy-Over with 3 Bacon Strips, Hash Browns and Sourdough Toast. ($8.29) Everything was prepared to her liking… The eggs were indeed easy-over, the bacon was crisp and the hash browns were crispy brown on the outside and just right in the center.

Looking on-line at the menu, I can’t recall exactly which listed meal I ordered…but I do know that it cost $9.69.  As you can see, I had 2 Easy-Over Eggs with a Sausage Patty, a Chicken Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy, and an order of Hashbrown Potatoes.  I also had the Marble Rye Toast…

Shoney’s take note!  It is indeed possible to get off my list of terrible restaurants… After all of these years, Village Inn has been redeemed in my eyes!  The food was good…solid and well prepared.  While it wasn’t the best breakfast I’ve ever had, it was very good.  We could use a well-run Village Inn here in East Tennessee!

We were here for breakfast so we didn’t indulge in these great looking pies near the cash register at Village Inn.  Maybe next time!  Note the display of ingredients on the bottom shelf of this pair of pie showcases… Imaginative at the very least…

One of my favorite facts is that breakfast is served all day at the Village Inn.  It is located at 2525 South 180th Street in Omaha NE.  Phone: 402-333-0434.  The company’s website is found at

Just click on any of these photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for another breakfast with our family!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. I have the memory of an elephant too when it comes to bad experiences in restaurants. Glad the Village Inn redeemed itself in your eyes. Looks like the portions were generous too.

  2. Glad it was a good experience and now I want some chicken fried steak.

  3. Dear Dave, All of the meals look great!! I love chicken fried steak and it does look good. Blessings, Catherine