Hearty Breakfasts in Pulaski County

February 12, 2024

A hearty breakfast sets the tone for an awesome day in Pulaski County. Skillets, pancakes, waffles, bacon and eggs add even some liquid breakfast options… Anyone else getting hungry in here? Our restaurants and diners set the bar high!

Unique Breakfast Discoveries


Seek out the unique in Waynesville with German pancakes, Belgian waffles, quiche, or stuffed French toast. Dine in and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere or order on the go — with a hot cup of coffee in hand, of course. Breakfast is served all day.

“Our restaurant appeals to people of all ages, vegans or non-vegans!” — Olivia, Cook

Flo’s Route 66 Diner
Saint Robert

Flo’s Scuttlebutt is a signature item, a breakfast full of “a little bit of everything” that ends up as a “full plate of deliciousness.” This savory dish includes hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, bacon, and sausage covered in hot melted cheese. Breakfast is served all day.

Panera Bread

Saint Robert

Imagine freshly baked souffle warm from the oven. Is your mouth watering yet? Panera Bread souffles are available in spinach and applewood-smoked bacon, spinach and artichoke with romano cheese, or the four cheese — Neufchâtel, cheddar, parmesan, and romano cheese.

“Panera’s souffles are hot, fresh, hardy, and consistent.” — Amanda, Panera Associate

Sister's Squared


A great dining place in an old historic building on the Square offering some morning favorites like biscuits & gravy, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and more!

Traditional Breakfast Favorites

Country Café
Saint Robert

Hardy corned beef n’ hash, ham, or rib-eye steak breakfast platters will satisfy a hardy appetite. Try one of their traditional three-egg omelets — the satisfying Philly steak, Spanish, or veggie.

Cracker Barrel
Saint Robert

A customer favorite is the Old Timer’s Breakfast, a breakfast platter filled with the traditional breakfast fare. Order the hashbrown casserole! Dine in or order ahead for curbside service. Breakfast is served all day.

“Diners love our family atmosphere and the Southern comfort of Cracker Barrel’s signature food!” — Debra, Server

Frisco Stop Cafe 


At this train-themed restaurant, breakfast is served for lunch. Choose from some hearty favorites like The Conductor, eggs, bacon, toast (or biscuit) and grits, Off The Track biscuits & gravy, The Whistle everything bagel, or Engine #9, a  BLT.

Jackie's Snackette


Now serving breakfast specials Thursday-Sunday, belly-warming breakfast sandwiches and wraps.

JCJ’s Place
Saint Robert

The most popular breakfast item is the Morn’n Breakfast Platter, featuring your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham steak, eggs, potatoes, and toast or biscuits. Bring the stretchy pants for a full order of biscuits and gravy! Breakfast is served all day.

“JCJ’s offers up great food and is a great place to relax. We have seating in and outdoors!” — Jill, Co-owner

Great Breakfasts All Day

Paradise Deli

Nestled on the north side of the square in Waynesville, this charming European deli is known for their schnitzels, but the breakfast is amazing too. The Farmer’s Skillet — also known as “Bauernfruchstueck” — is a customer favorite, featuring three eggs, ham, potato, and onions with a side of toast.

“Paradise Deli is one of the last German delis in-state.” — Paul, Server

Route 66 Diner
Saint Robert

Check out the skillets — varieties include country fried steak, Southwestern, Western, and meat lovers. The senior breakfast menu is also available for those lighter appetites. Breakfast is served all day.

“Biscuits and gravy are a top seller — good ole fashion food!” — Oksana, Manager

Waffle House
Saint Robert

We all know waffles are where it’s at — and the pecan waffles are delicious! Kids and adults will scarf up chocolate chip or peanut butter chip waffles! Try a warm omelet or Texas melt. Breakfast is served all day.

Westside Café

Try traditional two-farm fresh egg platters with choice of meats, including hickory smoked bacon, cured breakfast ham, beef hash, country fried steak, or hand-cut ribeye. Add a hot, fresh cinnamon roll to go!

“Our café is small and personal. You will feel right at home with our experienced staff.” — Samantha, Server

Z-Loft Bar & Grill
Saint Robert

Start the day right in this bright, airy, contemporary restaurant. Traditional breakfast choices are available to everyone, not just those making their home away from home at the hotel.

Weekend Brunch

Your Weekend will start off amazing with the delectable menu choices and bottomless mimosas. The delicious banana foster pancakes are a welcome treat to your taste buds! Be sure to check on brunch offerings, some dates may vary!

Hopper’s Pub - (Waynesville)  Order the breakfast quesadilla or the awesome Good Morning Burger. Hopper’s also offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

Piney River Tap Room(Waynesville)  Try their brunch every other Sunday, this isn’t your mother’s brunch! Choose from different specialty breakfast pizzas or indulge in their signature beer mosa, accompany that with occasional live music and it’s the place to be!

Route 66 Taco & Wing Company - (Saint Robert)  Route 66 Taco & Wing Company offers a weekend brunch from 10:28 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a variety of breakfast burritos to choose from. Stuff those burritos with your choice of bacon, sausage, chorizo, or ham and topped with fried potatoes, queso, scrambled eggs, cheese, onions, and peppers. Check out the specialty mimosas, there are several to choose from!

The Hub Restaurant (Saint Robert)  Start off your Saturday or Sunday mornings with a choice of omelets, biscuits and gravy, or give the wonderful strawberry sugar waffles with sausage a try! Breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

28 Shots - (Dixon)  Serving up all-you-can-eat buffet on Sunday that includes two kinds of egg casseroles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, and french toast. Brunch is every other Sunday from 8 am - 11 am.

Rugar's - (Dixon)  Offers a romantic all-you-can-eat brunch, set against the backdrop of a gorgeous scenic overlook. Enhance the dining experience with their Mimosa add-on option - available on select weekends throughout the year.

Alternative Breakfast Options

For those that like breakfast a different way, there are some other options available!

Smile Nutrition - (Waynesville)  For breakfast on the go in "liquid" form, they offer a wide variety of nutrition or protein shakes, energy drinks, and occasionally protein balls!

Cinnabon - (Saint Robert)  For some classic cinnamon breakfast options!

Master Donuts - (Saint Robert or Waynesville)  For satisfying that breakfast sweet tooth, grab a breakfast sandwich, or some of their signature kolaches with Jalapeno or cheese sausage. Two locations to choose from!

If you're just looking for a quick, sweet option or some great coffee, Pulaski County has quite the selection for that and many other dining options too!!


Update / re -release 2/2024


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