It’s nearly a weekend ritual here in the County: grab the family or friends and head out to the local restaurant for a hearty breakfast. But any day of the week, you’ll find early morning diners frequenting a bevy of favorite local spots, such as the three listed below.
Good Old Days in New Baden offers a mind-boggling range of wonderful breakfast options, from bowls of oatmeal to platters of country fried steak and eggs, and everything in between. Choose eggs with sides and toast, biscuits and gravy, crock and skillet egg dishes, omelets, breakfast burritos and other egg-based sandwiches; plus pancakes, waffles and French toast. Oh, and fresh-baked giant cinnamon rolls!
Obviously, this is a place to come hungry, and go home happy.
Good Old Days
5 East Hanover, New Baden, IL
Monday – Saturday, 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
If you enjoy breakfast buffets, head over to The Wheelhouse Grille in Carlyle. Its Saturday and Sunday special is an all-you-can-eat feast. The restaurant also has a full-service breakfast menu that’s available every day, featuring classic egg dishes, house-made biscuits and gravy, buttermilk pancakes and French toast, and a special called Haystack Hashbrowns, which tops toasty potatoes with meat and country gravy.
The Wheelhouse Grille
5 Resort Drive, Carlyle, IL
Open daily at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday buffet: $8.99/adults, $4.99/kids up to age 12
The cozy Corner Café in Centralia is tailor-made for St. Louis Cardinal fans—team memorabilia is everywhere. Good food, plentiful coffee and friendly service keeps customers coming back.
816 S. Poplar Street, Centralia, IL
Monday – Saturday, 6:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Biscuits and gravy fans laud the ones served at PJ’s Diner in Breese. But that’s not the only tasty dish you’ll find here. This top spot—serving three meals a day—turns out hearty plates with eggs, pancakes, and more every day.
560 N. 4th Street, Breese, Il
Sunday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Have a great morning in Clinton County!