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Best Places For Breakfast In The Inland Empire

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Breakfast. You can make or break your day on the decisions made first thing in the morning. Start your morning right with a hearty meal at one of the Inland Empire's best breakfast locations. From waffles to omelets to all-you-can-eat buffets, the IE offers a great variety of delicious breakfasts to start your day off right. Visit our original list of the Best Breakfast Spots In The Inland Empire

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Belgian Waffle Works
28200 California 189 #150
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
(909) 337-5222

Located in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains in the quaint little community of Lake Arrowhead, Belgian Waffle Works is well worth the picturesque drive. Set right on the lake, an outdoor table at this breakfast spot is a must in my book. Waffle combinations abound, including sweet goodness concepts like ice cream stuffed, peach melba inspired, mud pie influenced. Savory options include the Brussels Belgian (Monte Cristo style), Benedict Belgian, and more. Gluten free waffles (and a full breakfast menu for non waffle fans) are also available!

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Peggy Sue's 50's Diner
35654 Yermo Road
Yermo, CA 92398
(760) 254-3370

If you are making the trek from the IE to Vegas, you must make a stop at Peggy Sue's Diner. Built in 1954, this diner located on the outskirts of Barstow, CA still offers the same tasty food, hospitality, and charm that Greasers and Fat Cats can really get a kick out of. Here you can dine on a John Denver or Mickey Mantle omelet while surrounded by 1950's music and memorabilia. Don't forget to stop by the 5 and Dime to pick up a memento of your trip!

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Molly Brown's Country Cafe
16575 Smoketree St.
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 949-1212

A local favorite, Molly Brown's Country Cafe, which operates in four high desert locations, is a best bet for breakfast in the Inland Empire. Home-cooked favorites like their hobo skillet, garden omelet and French toast stuffed with blueberries and cream cheese are matched only by their friendly service, large portion size, and great prices. Arrive early; reservations are not allowed and lines are often out the door.

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Zeke's Eatin' Place
1855 East 4th Street
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 984-2900

The legend of Zeke, an Alaskan prospector from the 1880s, is alive and well at Zeke's Eatin' Place where prospectors (or business men or families) can get their fill of hearty food for old-fashioned prices. Here breakfast is served all day; their famous biscuits and gravy are served with every meal. Chorizo, Polish sausage, fried Bologna, steak, grilled liver, and meat loaf round out an assortment of typical breakfast offerings.

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Kickback Jacks
10123 E Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 989-1440

Known for their famous flapjack batter made with five eggs per pound of flour, Kickback Jacks has been serving up amazing breakfast in Rancho Cucamonga and Claremont for 50 years. In addition to the flavor combinations of fruits and sweetness you would expect, they also offer an assortment of savory pancakes like the Breakfast Pan-Jack, a very large, very thin Pan-Jack served in a skillet topped with 3 eggs scrambled with choice of diced ham, sausage or bacon, Jack and Cheddar cheese, topped with ripe avocado and sour cream garnish. Numerous waffle and French toast combinations are also available.

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Red Hill Coffee Shop
8111 Foothill Blvd. Ste. C
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 985-3816

The two locations of Red Hill Coffee Shop, in both Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana, have been serving up hot breakfasts to weary Route 66 travelers for longer than most of us can remember. The tiny restaurants offer up large portions, home-cooked fare, and great prices. The walls are lined with pictures of celebrities who have made the stop at Red Hill Coffee Shop. Cash only.

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Silver Dollar Pancake House
710 East 6th Street
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 737-5977

Fifteen unique pancake varieties (everything from buttermilk to crepes to chili pancakes!) grace the menu at the Silver Dollar Pancake House in Corona, as well as standard breakfast offerings for every appetite. Built in 1922, this establishment knows breakfast. Locals crowd the small restaurant every day of the week, so expect a wait.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.
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