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The Top Southern Breakfast Spots in Garner

(The Triangle Trend) — If there’s one thing Southerners will always lay claim to, it’s our delicious homestyle breakfasts. Biscuits, gravy, jam, waffles, hash browns, sausage, and eggs are just a few things that Southerners love on their Breakfast table. And fortunately for Garner locals, those delicacies are available without the unsavory task of cooking. Here’s where.

Big Ed’s Garner

231 Timber Dr, Garner, NC 27529

With three bustling locations in The Triangle, it’s no surprise that Big Ed’s is on this list. Famed for “breakfast and country cookin’ at its best,” there are few better spots for your favorite southern staples. Breakfast is served from open until closing, with hospitality every step of the way! They have both an All-day menu available and a location-specific lunch menu is available from 11 AM to closing.

All of their house specialties feature fresh local eggs cooked however you like, served with your choice of toast or their famous homemade buttermilk biscuits with butter, margarine, blackstrap molasses, jelly, or honey. All options include your choice of one side: grits, home fries, buttered rice, spiced apples, apple sauce, seasonal fresh fruit, or sliced local tomatoes (in season).


903 W Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Toot-N-Tell family restaurant’s mantra is friendly service and good food. The eatery has unique Daily Buffet Specials, with a breakfast bar served every Saturday and Sunday. The Friday and Saturday Country Bar is served until 4 PM with the Seafood Bar opening immediately after.

They serve breakfast all day with menu items like eggs (any style), ham, bacon, salt pork, grits, hash browns, baked apples, sliced tomatoes, toast, biscuits, sausage, french toast sticks, and pancakes.

Angie’s Restaurant

1340 W Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529

According to Angie’s owners, they offer Southern cooking at its finest—so good you have to experience it to believe it! They also serve breakfast all day, with a $6.93 Breakfast Special served Monday through Friday, from 5:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Their Breakfast Platters are served with grits or hashbrowns and toast or biscuits, and your choice entrée of meat, liver pudding, brains, corned beef hash, country ham, tenderloin, grilled chicken, or country fried steak.  

Their biscuits are made fresh every morning. For a treat, try one of their grilled biscuits! All their breakfast sandwiches can also be made with a croissant or bagel. They’ll also whip you up some tasty chipped beef on texas toast, a salmon patty breakfast, breakfast with ribeye, and eggs benedict. They serve ten omelet platter varieties, each consisting of three-egg omelets served with hash browns or grits and a hot biscuit or toast. They even offer the option for à la carte on nearly every breakfast item.


1450 US-70, Garner, NC 27529

This list wouldn’t be complete without the beloved International House of Pancakes. For 60 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served world famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items that are loved by people of all ages—offering an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service.

They now proudly offer takeout and delivery options (through delivery partners) in most areas. Just like home, breakfast at IHOP® is where you can be comfortable, and 100% yourself. They also serve plenty of menu options under 600 calories, so you’ll have more choices you can feel good about.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1450 US-70, Garner, NC 27529

Would this even be a Southern list without Cracker Barrel? We wouldn’t think so. Cracker Barrel is your go-to spot for warm welcomes and friendly service with quality homestyle food and unique shopping—all at a fair price. Guests are cared for like family.

They strive to bring value, convenience, and variety to their menu—whether it’s an iced latte enjoyed with breakfast that’s served all day, a meal offering a lighter twist on a homestyle favorite, or one of their popular meals like chicken n’ dumplins. Their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus allow you to get your fill of comfort food.

Waffle House

5607 NC-42 W, Garner, NC 27529

With more than 1,800 restaurants in 25 states, of course Waffle House, the world’s leading server of waffles, T-bone steaks, hashbrowns, cheese ‘n eggs, country ham, pork chops, and grits, is on this list.

The Waffle House® menu offers a variety of foods with a breakfast focus and features signature meals along with America’s best brands.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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