One of the last breakfast places near our house that we have been wanting to try is Just Judy’s. It is in an old Waffle House on 54th Street. It’s a pretty big place, and actually serves other meals besides breakfast and even has a bar. The breakfast menu is fairly standard, and hubby went with your traditional choice—a 2 egg breakfast with bacon, hash browns and ½ order of biscuits and gravy. I went with the breakfast sandwich on a croissant.
Unfortunately, it will also likely be the last time we ever eat there. Some of the things were fine—the eggs were generally cooked well, and….well, honestly, that’s really about it. The bacon was so hard you couldn’t bite a piece off of it. After trying to take a bite of my sandwich, and not being able to do it, I pulled it all off and set it aside. I still had my two eggs with melted cheese on my croissant, so it wasn’t too bad. Hubby unfortunately also ordered the bacon and felt the same way. A lot of bacon went uneaten and that’s just a shame. But it was that bad. The croissant itself was okay, it held everything together, but it wasn’t very flaky.
I also wasn’t overly impressed with the hash browns—they did offer home fries and hash browns, which I always appreciate, but these hash browns were a pile of fairly mushy potatoes. There was no real crispiness to them.
Hubby’s least favorite thing was the gravy. He said it had none of the pepper flavor that he likes and it was strangely sweet and almost had the color of maple syrup.
The service was fine, and the prices reasonable, but honestly, with as many other breakfast places there are in the area, I am surprised there were as many people as there were in there.
2210 East 54th Street