Over Easy Review


Source: Anja Asato

The Caramelized Banana & Pecan Brioche French Toast is a delicious breakfast. Guy sampled this dish on his show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Photo courtesy of Anja Asato, Copyright © 2013 Anja Asato.

Anja Asato, Editor In Chief

Over Easy is a local breakfast place, unique to Phoenix. It was opened in 2008 and already has four locations throughout the valley. The restaurant is known for scratch cooking and has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, as well as The Best Thing I Ever Ate. I visited the Arcadia location to see what all the hype was about.

The location I visited was small but very crowded. However, I only had to wait 15 minutes to be seated, which was shorter than some other restaurants I’ve visited that were featured on Food Network.

I ordered the Caramelized Banana & Pecan Brioche French Toast, which was one of the dishes Guy Fieri sampled during his visit. I normally don’t care for bananas, but they were cooked with the pecans in a buttery caramel sauce that was drizzled over the French toast. The toast was equally as delicious, and was different from others I’ve had because it was made from brioche, a French bread that is more similar to a pastry because of the high butter and egg content.

I also tasted some other dishes which my family ordered. Over Easy’s Chicken and Waffles is a huge dish, and the waffles were very fluffy, but I thought the chicken was a little over seasoned and it left me in need a glass of water to cool my mouth. The Strawberries and Cream Waffles had fresh berries unlike some breakfast places that cover them in a sugary sauce, which I thought was a nice, healthy change.

I see why the restaurant has received so much praise locally, and nationally. I want to visit again to try to Waffle Dogs, a breakfast corn dog that Chef Beau MacMillian, who competed on Iron Chef America, showed on The Best Thing I Ever Ate.