Local grill offers tasty breakfast and lunch options
Because it’s never too late for breakfast, especially for a busy and/or hungover college student, the Foghorn decided to check out the Atomic Omelette & Grill at 6313 Wooldridge Road.
The Atomic Omelette is definitely a solid option for all of your omelette needs. I tried the signature Atomic Omelette and thought it was very tasty but not in any way atomic.
Of course this could be just my taste buds being used to a spicier taste in the foods I consume but in any case you won’t be needing to refill your beverage two or three times before you finish your meal. As far as the rest of the sides given they were certainly above average. I was given fruit cocktail, chopped red potatoes and toast, which complemented the omelette well. You shouldn’t be turned away from trying the Atomic Omelette even if you are not a fan of a little kick in your food because there will be fresh fruit to help cool down that mouth of yours if need be.
You won’t have to rely on a server for small items such as jelly or butter because everything you need is within arm’s reach. If you choose to get water for a drink, as I did, it is free and you are able to serve yourself. This may seem like an inconvenience for some but I felt it gives you the opportunity to get the experience of the entire restaurant by walking around as opposed to just sitting the entire time. I went at 2 p.m. and business was slow, which allowed me to take in the home-style simplicity the Atomic Omelette provided.
As a college student with low income the Atomic Omelette is a great Saturday afternoon hangout spot for the casual to avid sports fan as it has sports showing at practically all times on the TVs.
The Atomic Omelette not only wields an original name, but boasts having the best build- your-own omelette in town.
Dominic and I were greeted by a very friendly staff and a homey feeling in the restaurant. They had some ‘80s rock/techno music playing on the speakers, which added to the throwback vibes of the place. Dominic and I had no trouble at all, ordering our food and drinks before sitting down. The staff was not only nice and polite, they were fast and efficient. We were only sitting down for a few minutes before they brought our food out.
The Atomic Omelette has an old cafe feel to it. The menu is written down on a large chalkboard just behind the counter with a list of the day’s specials right on the counter. The booths that line the walls, along with the art pieces displayed on the wall, accentuate that old-school feeling.
The music choice and the friendly service are added bonuses.
Now, of course, me being a huge burger fan, I just had to try the Atomic Burger. The burger was filling; however, it seemed to be lacking taste. It was a decent burger but it wasn’t the best that I’ve ever tasted, which is a disappointment considering that this burger is called the Atomic Burger. The fries, however, were crispy, seasoned and addicting. I found myself craving more after I had finished my own and was even tempted to order some more.
The Atomic Omelette is a nice little food joint where you can find yourself a good bite to eat accompanied by a friendly atmosphere.