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Egg Harbor Schaumburg Illinois

Egg Harbor Cafe Schaumburg WEBSITE

Egg Harbor Cafe Rooster Sign
Egg Harbor Cafe
Rooster Sign
Egg Harbor Cafe Schaumburg Exterior
Egg Harbor Cafe Schaumburg
Exterior

Good Morning Gators!

This is not my first go around with Egg Harbor. My sharp eyed readers may remember my review of the Egg Harbor Geneva Illinois location several months ago. You can find it HERE 

They share the same fowl theme and menu but the feel of the locations is very different. I think that Geneva location is a little warmer. The Schaumburg spot seems a tad industrial to me in spite of the carpet  2  (I’ll spare you the carpet rant) and in spite of Basia playing in the background  8  mixed with some kind of weird Caribbean music   4

OK off we go

I arrived a few minutes before opening and already people were arriving (as you can see in the picture). We waited a couple of minutes for the first responders to enter then went inside.

You can tell that this place was designed from the ground up to be a restaurant. It has a large corral to hold the waiting crowd.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Waiting Area
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Waiting Area

Just inside the door from the holding area is the hostess stand / cashwrap.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Hostess Station
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Hostess Station
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Water Pitcher
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Water Pitcher on the Table Nice Touch (but takes valuable real estate)
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Custom Water Glass
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Custom Water Glass
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Crayolas for the Kiddies
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Crayolas for the Kiddies Non Rolling!
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Minty
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Minty

 

Window seat at a 4 top. Intelligentsia Coffee.  A weak   7   As I’ve mentioned before Having a quality product doesn’t always promise great results. They did have Splenda though.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Custom Coffee Mugs
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Custom Coffee Mugs

 

Menu fully paroozed closed and ready to order.

1st up

Lobster Scrambler

Lobster meat, cream cheese and chives, topped with savory hollandaise sauce. Served with Harbor potatoes

The Hollandaise made the dish. The Lobster was imitation but passable.  6    The scrambled eggs were cooked soft (my preference)  7   The Potatoes could have been a bit crispier. It would have added some needed texture to the dish.  The English Muffin was well toasted and buttered    Overall it was a pretty tasty dish.  7  

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Lobster Scrambler
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Lobster Scrambler
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Lobster Scrambler
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Lobster Scrambler

 

Next

Bavarian Benedict
Crispy potato pancakes topped with two poached eggs, diced bacon, melted Jack and Cheddar cheeses and a dollop of sour cream. Garnished with chives and tomato and served with an English muffin

The Eggs were cooked like I like Em    9   Chopped Bacon and cheese. How can you miss?

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Bavarian Benedict
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Bavarian Benedict
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Bavarian Benedict
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Bavarian Benedict

Potato Medallions. Oniony Greasy but OK  6

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Potato Medallions
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Potato Medallions

One of my pet peeves. Un Toasted Toast   4   It would have been a ghostly 2 but it was well buttered.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Un Toasted Muffin
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Un Toasted Muffin

This was an OK dish.  It was Pretty but a bit boring   6/7

Last up

Banana Bread French Toast

I swore that I would never order this anywhere ever again and yet I DID so in fairness to Egg Harbor I’m not going to Rant about it. My regular readers know how I feel about most places French Toast especially BBFT

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Banana Bread French Toast With Egg Flap
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Banana Bread French Toast
With Egg Flap 4

 

A short and sweet one for EH Schaumburg. It’s a good addition to the Schaumburg restaurant scene and Wildberry needs a little competition.

 

Well Gators that about does it. I’m off to my next adventure!BreakfastGator_Color_Logo_1R

Egg Harbor Cafe Geneva Illinois

Egg Harbor Cafe WEBSITE

Good Morning Everybody! It’s about 6:40

Egg Harbor Cafe Geneva That Way
Egg Harbor Cafe Geneva
That Way

I felt as though it was about time that I reviewed this popular chain. A lot of people asked me about it and it’s a regular spot of my buddy Dan

Egg Harbor is located in the southeast corner of a cul de sac. It’s kind of hard to describe but it will make sense when you find the place.

They have a lot of waiting area. I’m sure that they need it on the weekend.

Egg Harbor Cafe Entrance
Egg Harbor Cafe Entrance
Egg Harbor Cafe Back Side Including My Shadow
Egg Harbor Cafe
Back Side
Including My Shadow and wispy clouds
Egg Harbor Cafe Waiting Area
Egg Harbor Cafe
Waiting Area
Egg Harbor Cafe Inside Waiting Area Including Chicken Mat
Egg Harbor Cafe
Inside Waiting Area
Including Chicken Mat

I went inside to an abandoned Hostess stand.

Egg Harbor Cafe Host/Hostess & Check Out
Egg Harbor Cafe
Host/Hostess & Check Out

I went into the actual restaurant and found my server. I chose a table near a window of course. Ordered Coffee. Water is already on the table in a pitcher and there is Colored Pencils for the Kiddies or the child within.

Egg Harbor Cafe Water, Colored Pencils, and condiments
Egg Harbor Cafe
Water, Colored Pencils, and condiments
Egg Harbor Cafe Water Pitcher
Egg Harbor Cafe
Water Pitcher and Lemon Slice
Egg Harbor Cafe Colored Pencils
Egg Harbor Cafe
Colored Pencils

I perused the menu and Linda 10.  brought my Coffee immediately in a custom 10 pound Egg Harbor Coffee Mug that proudly announces that they were established in 1985 and a Carafe of Coffee.

Egg Harbor Cafe 10 pound Coffee Cup
Egg Harbor Cafe
10 pound Coffee Cup

Linda and I consulted on my Choices and I ordered up.

The Decor is Chictacular. 5. Carpeted  0. You KNOW how I feel about Carpet! Music is mixed era rock music  8.

Egg Harbor Interior
Egg Harbor Interior
Egg Harbor Interior
Egg Harbor Interior
Egg Harbor Interior
Egg Harbor Interior

 

 

Food Time!

Fried Green Tomato Benedict

A southern fav! Sauteed bacon, roasted red peppers, fried green tomatoes and poached eggs atop an English muffin with creamy hollandaise sauce. Served with cheese grits.

Egg Harbor Cafe Fried Green Tomato Benedict
Egg Harbor Cafe
Fried Green Tomato Benedict

You know that I am not going not let them get away with the messy plate right?

Egg Harbor Cafe Plate goo
Egg Harbor Cafe
Plate goo
Egg Harbor Cafe Fried Green Tomato Benedict Closeup
Egg Harbor Cafe
Fried Green Tomato Benedict Closeup
Egg Harbor Cafe Cheese Grits
Egg Harbor Cafe
Cheese Grits

Hollandaise. Eggy Lemony  7.  The Eggs could have used another 30 seconds  7.  Bits of Bacon and Red Bell Peppers  8.  English Muffin was actually Toasted  8.  The Fried Green Tomato was soggy from the Egg and the sauce  4.  but the Tomato supplied a little fresh acid  pop to the dish.  8.   The Cheesy Grits had a bit of raw crunch and could have used a touch of salt.  7.

Overall this was a good dish. A definite reorder item for me. a High 7 Low 8. Order this.

The Manager was happy in his work. he was cleaning and whistling Badly while he was doing it.  My sweet entree arrived.

Summer in Italy French Toast

Rich and creamy strawberry flavored Italian cheese layered between three slices of extra thick French toast garnished with fresh berries, crunchy granola, powdered sugar and a drizzle of raspberry sauce.

Egg Harbor Cafe Summer In Italy French Toast
Egg Harbor Cafe
Summer In Italy French Toast
Egg Harbor Cafe Summer In Italy French Toast Closeup
Egg Harbor Cafe
Summer In Italy French Toast Closeup

I might as well start off with “THE LINK” and get it out of the way. For newbies to my blog I feel like it’s a really rare restaurant that makes french toast properly. “THE Alton Brown Makes French Toast LINK”

This Dish was beautiful but disappointing. It was a few slices of commercial brioche bread   6.  some fresh fruit  8.  and some Mascarpone  7. Overall for me a sad 6 because it lacked actually being Buttery Eggy Delicious French Toast.

That’s a wrap for Egg Harbor. A solid reliable chain choice.

 

OK Kids That’s it for me. I’m off to my next Adventure!BreakfastGator_Color_Logo_1R