The Bottom Line
- Large quantities of food
- Locally owned, not a chain
- Lots of variety in the menu
- Nice menu for kids
- Extra charge for egg whites
- Can be crowded and loud
- Over Easy has two locations, one in central Phoenix and one in Scottsdale.
- Breakfast and lunch, every day.
- Over Easy opened a second location in Scottsdale that also serves lunch.
- Over Easy was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Guide Review - Over Easy
It isn't the largest breakfast menu that I have ever seen, but the choices at Over Easy make it difficult to decide. Hamsteak and eggs? Chicken and waffles? Home-made corned beef hash? Lox and eggs? Chocolate chip pancakes? Yikes!
Over Easy came to my attention after they were featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It definitely has that diner atmosphere to it, but the food here is higher quality than your local IHOP (Note: I have nothing against IHOP.) We ordered the Chicken and Waffles ($9), Caramelized Banana and Pecan French Toast ($7) and, because we had to try it, the Wolfpack ($8) which is eggs, bacon and cheese sandwiched between two layers of hash browns. My favorite of the three had to be the French Toast. The chicken that came with the chicken and waffles was moist and juicy with a hard, crunchy exterior, but there was nothing special about the waffle for me. The Wolfpack certainly was impressive; when it comes down to it it's simply bacon and eggs with hash browns and an extra side of hash browns. It was large, but after the initial visual impact it was simply a lot of food. That's not a bad thing unless you're watching carbs!
Don't expect to have a quiet, romantic discussion or a private meeting at Over Easy. The tables are close together. Breakfast in downtown and central Phoenix is trendy and popular. Bring your patience and your appetite.