Its been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, breakfast happens to be the most skipped meal of the day for me, except for when I’m traveling. Whenever I travel, I like to find at least one good breakfast spot to try out. While in Dallas, Ellen’s was the chosen spot. Ellen’s Southern Kitchen came highly recommended by my friend Tiara who always eats there when she’s in town for a Cowboys game.

Early Saturday morning, I met my boss and teammate at Ellen’s for breakfast. Word on the street is that it’s best to get there before 9 a.m. on the weekends. Anytime after 9, you’ll end up having to wait for a table. We arrive at 8 a.m., walked right in and were promptly seated.

I started with a caramel macchiato, extra caramel. It was the perfect amount of caramel and caffeine to start my morning right. For my meal, I decided to be a little adventurous and order the Grits Benedict, resisting my urge to order waffles or French toast. The Grits Benedict is cheesy dish crumbled with hickory bacon (mmm bacon), fresh spinach and tomatoes, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Now let me start by saying, this was adventurous for me because I don’t like poached eggs. Running eggs just aren’t my thing, but this whole combo of cheese grits, bacon and eggs sounded like it would be good. VERDICT: Amazing! The bacon was everything mixed with the cheesy grits, poached eggs and hollandaise. The flavors truly complemented each other and once again my taste buds were celebrating.

My co-worker ordered the big ol’ country breakfast and it definitely lived up to its name. The biscuits were so big and fluffy, she could barely finish one. We all walked out of the restaurant with our bellies full and smiles on our faces.

So if you’re looking for a filling and taste-bud-satisfying breakfast, you have to eat at Ellen’s Southern Kitchen in the West End in Dallas, Texas. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.

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