There’s a homey atmosphere at The Cracked Egg Diner in Daytona Beach Shores. Granted, we stopped in on Christmas Eve so the holiday tunes may have affected our impression a bit. Regardless, we were immediately met with a welcome shout from the kitchen and a strong (and smooth) cup of coffee.
We started with the popular Apple Fritters, which we found a little disappointing: not enough apple and a bit too doughy. Likewise the French Toast was a bit routine, but what we did find to be quite fantastic were the Biscuits and Gravy and the Homemade Corned Beef Hash. The biscuits and gravy were uncharacteristically and unbelievably light yet still had all the flavor you’d expect from this customarily weighty diner classic. The homemade corned beef hash, best eaten with 2 eggs over-easy, was well seasoned and contained a generous amount of meat. Making the hash in-house really makes all the difference. Neighboring diners were enjoying large, good looking omelettes. A Veggie Omelette is on our list for next time – with a side of hash.
4 fritters $3.49 1/2 order Biscuits & Gravy $3.99 Coffee $1.79
French toast $4.99 Homemade corned beef hash $3.49 2 Eggs $1.98