8 Most Popular American Breakfast Restaurants

Hash House a Go Go, established in 2000 in San Diego, California, now has 10 locations. It is renowned for its high-quality, large-portion meals and fresh ingredients. Described as "twisted farm food," the chain offers Midwest-inspired dishes like "tractor-sized" pancakes and excellent chicken and waffles

1. Hash House a Go Go

Cracker Barrel, founded in 1969 in Lebanon, Tennessee, has 661 locations. While not solely a breakfast chain, its hearty Southern-inspired breakfast options are immensely popular.

2. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Mimi’s Bistro + Bakery, founded in 1978 in Anaheim, California, has 77 locations. It differentiates itself with a French influence on American breakfast, offering dishes like Croque monsieurs and quiches.

3. Mimi’s Bistro + Bakery

Snooze, established in Denver, Colorado, in 2006, now operates 37 locations. It offers a creative and affordable breakfast menu, including unique items like chilaquiles Benedict and pumpkin pecan pie pancakes.

4. Snooze

Another Broken Egg Cafe began in Old Mandeville, Louisiana, in 1996 and has grown to 80 locations. It offers a more upscale breakfast experience with dishes like lemon blueberry goat cheese pancakes and smoked salmon Benedict.

5. Another Broken Egg Cafe

Founded in 1979 in San Diego, California, The Broken Yolk Cafe had a single location until its appearance on "Man vs. Food" in 2009. This exposure led to rapid expansion, now with 34 locations.

6. The Broken Yolk Cafe

First Watch, established in 1983 in Pacific Grove, California, has expanded to 494 locations. It emerged in the health-conscious 1980s, offering a healthier breakfast menu without compromising on taste.

7. First Watch

Le Peep, founded in 1963 in Aspen, Colorado, now boasts 54 locations. It revolutionized the breakfast scene by being a morning-only dining spot, offering a blend of quick service and a high-quality menu.

8. Le Peep