Are you a ‘Breakfastarian’?

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MANCHESTER, NH – Are you a breakfastarian? According to a recent Reuters article, U.S. restaurants are betting on breakfastarians for growth as sales of coffee and other breakfast items out pace lunch and dinners items.

Breakfastarians are defined as those amongst us who would eat breakfast any time of the day, every day, if given the opportunity. Despite a recent sharp rise in the price of eggs, breakfast is still the most popular meal of the day to be eaten outside the home. For many restaurants this means starting to offer breakfast all day.

Breakfast at Airport Diner
Breakfast at Airport Diner

The National Restaurant Association’s 2014 survey reports that 72 percent of adults in the U.S. want restaurants to offer breakfast items all day. While franchises like Dunkin Donuts, Denny’s and IHOP cater to this once niche crowd, industry analysts say we are going to see more and more restaurants stretch their breakfast menu well past the dinner hour in an effort to drive sales.

In Manchester, a handful of restaurants already do that. Want breakfast for dinner? Check out these spots:

Airport Diner serves breakfast until midnight, seven days a week. This retro diner has all the classics on its menu, including biscuits ‘n gravy with two eggs and home fries ($5.99), a Western omelette ($6.99), and French toast ($4.99).

Belmont Hall & Restaurant is open until 2 p.m., except on Fridays and Saturdays when it serves breakfast until 8 p.m. This popular eatery has a big restaurant menu that includes favorites like; the pulled pork omelette ($7.99), Belmont burger omelette ($8.99), meatloaf Benedict ($8.89) and a selection of crepes.

Crepes at Belmont Hall & Restaurant

Blake’s Family Restaurant serves breakfast until 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and until 11p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Here you’ll find a variety of omelettes, skillets and griddle dishes. Favorites include the steak skillet- three eggs with marinated steak tips, served over hash browns and covered in cheese sauce ($9.49) and Belgian waffle ($7.49).

Bridge Café on Elm Street serves breakfast seven days a week until 5 p.m. Here you’ll find everything from breakfast burritos, pancakes and eggs-any-style. This funky café’s best known for its oversized muffins – think softball-and omelettes, served with home fries and toast, in flavor combinations like smoked salmon , Boursin, dill Havarti and capers ($8.50) and the Meat Lovers filled with ham, bacon, sausage, American cheese ($7.50)

El Rincon serves the classic huevos ranchos- a classic Mexican breakfast dish- until 9 p.m. daily.

How’s Your Onion this popular spot in Derry has an extensive breakfast menu featuring the classics, plus the Bull’s Eye, which is eggs in a sourdough basket served with corned beef hash ($7.99), lobster Benedict ($8.99), and the jalapeno-bacon-sausage omelette served with home fries and toast ($7.49). Breakfast is served Monday through Wednesday until 2 p.m., then on Thursday from 5 a.m. through Sunday at 2 p.m. (including overnight).

Murphy’s Diner serves its extensive breakfast menu until 9 p.m. daily. Here you’ll find a fun menu with items like the Captain Crunch French toast ($7), Irish eggs Benedict ($9), Bananas Foster waffles ($7) and the Ruebenesque omelette ($8.50)

Poor Boy’s Diner, Londonderry serves breakfast until 9 p.m. and offers hearty dishes like the country fried steak and eggs served with home fries and toast ($8.99), chopped sirloin and eggs served with home fries and toast ($9.59) and stuffed French toast ($6.99).

The Red Arrow Diner is synonymous with breakfast all day in the Queen City; in fact, it is served 24/7, 365 days a year. The menu is huge and covers everything from omelettes, Benedicts, and items on the griddle. Specialties include the Manch-Vegas omelette-grilled chicken tenders, tomatoes and pepper Jack cheese ($8.99), the chicken fried steak benny ($9.99) and the pork pie and eggs ($9.25)

Manchester is fortunate to have so many wonderful places to have breakfast and this list only includes restaurants that serve breakfast for dinner. Look for more breakfast features coming on Manchester Ink Link.

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