My husband and I love to drop into the Big Tomato for breakfast. Our last visit was on Christmas Eve day. When we showed up there were only a couple of seats at the counter in front of John, owner and cook. We took them!!
Usually when we go for breakfast my husband orders the special which is eggs, meats, pancakes and home fries. I love the cheese and onion omelet with home fries. Most days be prepared to wait. John is the only cook and his grill is small compared to most. This place is like going back in time to the fifties. Same wallpaper, same tables and stools, same dust bunnies and snake plants in the window. That said John, who seems like he is unaware of what's happening, knows everything that's going on. We once had a grandchild with us. John made her a pancake regardless of her not wanting to eat. And she ate it!!!! The waitresses are a bit zany and the crowd is diversified. If your gig is sterility, stay home. No cookie cutter plastic menu here. Best wishes in 2018 Big Tomato. May you never close.