For Dave’s belated-birthday meal out with his family, we tried Nick’s Original Pancake House. I ordered the Baja Benedict, which was a southwestern spin on the classic breakfast entree. On top of an English muffin was a generous portion of guacamole, a thick slice of tomato, a handful of shredded cheddar cheese, and a perfectly poached egg. My only complaint was the that the English muffin was not toasted and was difficult to cut. It was served with a side of hash browns and I ordered a side of bacon, both of which were crispy and delicious.
My mother-in-law and sister-in-law both tried the Greek Hippie which was very similar to the hippie hash at the Fleetwood Diner in downtown Ann Arbor. The dish was composed of a layer of hash browns topped with vegetables and feta cheese. The niblings shared a Mickey Mouse pancake, which they both enjoyed. And my brother-in-law ordered an omelet from the specials menu that included chicken and artichoke hearts among other things.
Dave ordered the caramel apple French toast. The apples were baked inside the bread, which the menu described, but he expected there to be apples on top along with the caramel sauce. He liked it despite it being very sweet. Sweet doesn’t usually bother Dave, but I don’t think I would have enjoyed an entire plateful (I had a taste though).
There were many items on the menu that caught my eye, so we’re planning on trying Nick’s again for breakfast or brunch. It was busy the entire time were were there (we got there around 11am on a Sunday) so expect a wait. The service was good despite the crowds.