Omelets are the backbone of breakfast. Without them, how else could diners get all of their veggies and protein in one easy-to-eat half-circle? Bostonians are never far from a restaurant that serves omelets, but some are better than others. Everyone has their preference and a lot of people prefer restaurants that are serving up consistently tasty and creative omelets. From style to selection, there is something to love about all of these omelet spots.

(Photo Credit: Mckenna's Cafe)

(Photo Credit: Mckenna’s Cafe)


McKenna’s Cafe
109 Savin Hill Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 825-8218
www.mckennascafe.com

McKenna’s Cafe serves breakfast and lunch every day, and breakfast is served all day. This Dorchester staple’s omelet menu is huge. It’s also packed with unusual options, such as the Killer Cajun and South of the Border. Add-ons include everything from avocado to Gorgonzola. There are plenty of side dishes as well. Grab some hash browns, corned beef hash or even steak tips with an omelet at McKenna’s Cafe.

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(Photo Credit: Victoria's Diner)

(Photo Credit: Victoria’s Diner)


Victoria’s Diner
1024 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 442-5965
www.victoriasdiner.com

Victoria’s Diner has a major breakfast menu with loads of treats like grilled muffins and eggs Benedict. The omelet menu is well-rounded with creations such as the Norwegian, which has smoked salmon, and the Hashlette, which is filled with corned beef hash and cheddar cheese. Guests can also build their own omelets if they have something else in mind. Victoria’s Diner is open 24 hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so get an omelet any time three days a week.

(Photo Credit: Brasserie Jo)

(Photo Credit: Brasserie Jo)


Brasserie Jo
Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 425-3240
www.colonnadehotel.com

Breakfast is served with French flair at Brasserie Jo– the Colonnade Hotel’s resident restaurant. There is only one omelet on the menu and not a lot of options for ingredients. However, that one omelet is a lovely, creamy French concoction that is cooked to perfection. Add the usual veggies and meat for a classic omelet. The rest of the menu is also limited in size, but not in flavor. Try the chocolate French toast for a real treat, or just hit the buffet to start the day off by splurging.

(Photo Credit: The Friendly Toast)

(Photo Credit: The Friendly Toast)


The Friendly Toast
1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
www.thefriendlytoast.com

The Friendly Toast is a small chain that offers fresh, modern takes on breakfast treats. There are only a couple of omelets on the menu, but they are inspired. The Sklarmageddon has so much going on diners will have to take notes on what is in their breakfast. It has bacon, red-chile pecans, maple sour cream, sausage, bacon and more. Tucked away on the menu with the omelets are scramblers, which are pretty much omelets without the neat fold. Vegetarians can substitute tofu in any of these dishes.

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Miel
Intercontinental
510 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 217-5151
www.intercontinental.com

Miel, a French restaurant located in Boston’s Intercontinental hotel, serves up a build-your-own omelet. It’s pricier than the average Boston omelet, but the service is high-end, so diners get what they pay for. Moreover, it is possible to add lobster or shrimp to an omelet, which is a great way to add a touch of class to a simple breakfast dish. These three-egg omelets are organic and can include a variety of vegetables, cheddar cheese and sausage or ham.

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