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