By Judi Curry
For those of you have read my articles before you know that I belong to two support groups that I joined after my husband died. Strangely enough, today (April 5th) was Irene’s birthday; it was Ro’s anniversary, and it was also my anniversary. Rather than stay home and feel sorry for ourselves, we decided to make a day of visiting Old Town – as we did several months ago. This is a synopsis of our visit.
We were on our way to the Old Town Mexican Café when we crossed the street in front of O’Hungry’s. It looked virtually empty – strange for 11:00am on a Saturday morning, so we decided to stop in and eat there. I’ll tell you – it is hard to beat the prices of their breakfasts.
Their menu for all meals is extensive and relatively inexpensive. We all wanted breakfast so I will concentrate on that part of the menu. They started out with “Breakfasts” and the “O’Hungry’s Special.” See if you can beat this on a Saturday. Two eggs cooked any way you like, with home style potatoes, bacon or ham for $2.99! We all wanted toast too and that was an added $1.49. Also on the breakfast menu were King-size Omelets, all for the cost of $8.50. Sides and desserts are also available.
On the rest of the menu were appetizers from $4.99-$7.99; Soups and Salads from $3.50-$4.95; Burgers from $4.99-$7.99; a Special Hot Dog for $4.99 which includes fries; Kids meal for $3.99; A large selection of sandwiches all at $7.99; Fish and Chips for $8.99 and dinners starting at $6.00 and going to $10 for filet Mignon.
We were all happy with our breakfast meals. Each of us had the O’Hungry’s Special – Ro had her eggs cooked over hard; Irene and I had ours scrambled; Irene ordered bacon – which was not as warm as it should have been; and I ordered ham, which was a nice slice and cooked well. Ro said her meal was quite hot; Irene and I both commented about how ours were warm, not hot.
It has been years since I went to O’Hungry’s. I remember enjoying it but was surprised at the lack of Mexican food on the menu. There was corned beef as part of the breakfast – which I would expect if I were in Ireland. There was only one breakfast that featured Mexican food.
Our total bill came to $16.57, including tax, and we left a $20 bill on the table. I had to ask for a second cup of coffee; neither of the others had a drink. And yes, we would go back. It wasn’t an “A” restaurant, but it was filling, cooked well, and for $2.99 can’t be beat.
2547 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
This place is just as you described. It’s good enough for the price you pay but seems to get no love on Yelp.
I have always had mixed feelings about Yelp, in spite of sometimes sending reviews to them. As you have probably realized, I try to state somewhere in my critique that ” . . . this is my perception.”
You can’t go wrong for the money.
Yup. Plus I like the yard long beer there (when someone else is driving ofcourse)