When a restaurant is rated Traverse Citys best breakfast for at least 17 years in a row, you know it has entered the realm of local legend. Such is the case for the Omelette Shoppes, located in downtown Traverse City on Cass Street and at the Campus Plaza location across from the Civic Center.
We serve the best omelettes in the world, say owners Jack Lobdell and Scott Parkhurst, who bought the eateries in October 2003 from the man who founded them nearly 30 years ago, Dick DellAcqua.
We serve only breakfast and lunch because we know what we are and what our identity is and thats enough, Parkhurst says. Thats why we concentrate on those two meals exclusively. We want to improve on a good product served in an updated decor. One day we hope to open new places elsewhere.
This is a restaurant filled with a sense of community. Its always packed on Sunday with a bustling after-church crowd, and its the kind of place where locals bring their out-of-town visitors to get a glimpse of Traverse Citys inner life.