Austin >Food & Dining > The Omelettry
4811 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX | Directions 7875630.319210 -97.739194
Everyday 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Neighborhoods: Brentwood - Highland, Brentwood
Excellent omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, and surprisingly salads too. In a fan of the tomato vinaigrette and the house special omelette. It gets crowded on weekends but you can always sit at the counter, no wait
Classic Austin diner ambiance with 11+ omelette variations on the menu. They also serve lunch and recently added dinner to the menu.
I'm happy to say The Omelettry is everything we love about Waffle House in a friendly neighborhood diner environment. Real food, real people and cash only.
If eggs are what you crave during your hangover, welcome to egg heaven: The Omelettry is a father/son operation that has existed on Burnet long before Rosedale was chic, and serves up reliably soft, non-spongy omeletes. I'm a salt lover so my favorite is the "Black Olive," filled with olives, lemon sour cream and cheese. Decadent, eh?
Poor at best. – Ate breakfast hear for the first and last time.
The juices are not fresh and come from whole foods. (not even the fresh products but the glass jar ones from the shelf)
There is no butter, only hydrogenated oils they serve as butter.
The potatoes where old and over cooked.
Servers did not know how to refill a water glass.
I could have made a better breakfast with stuff from the carry out on the corner.
The classic diner – Great american diner food. Enjoyed the Popeye's favorite wirh rye toast. Will go again soon
Gag Me – Wow, where do I begin? I worked in the restaurant industry for 9 years, I know the deal. My parents made their fortune from restaurants and bars, so I feel like I understand both sides very well and it justifies this review ;-/
So, today we gave this place a second try. It had been about 3 years and we wanted to try it again. My decaf coffee tasted like instant coffee, my oatmeal had so much butter and brown sugar I could hardly eat it, the blue berries were those tiny shriveled gross thingys, not real fresh fruit. Not to be picky, but it gets worse: My water had like 3 floaties, there was a long, black hair wrapped around my French Toast and not to mention when I went to use the bathroom I gagged the ENTIRE time. It was so horrible. Also, the cashier was so disheveled I was just in shock to see him working in a place that served food.
I would like to clarify that the server was very apologetic and took the French Toast off the tab. The service was fine, nothing exceptional, but she was very embarrassed about the hair FT ;)
Anyway, clearly this place has its 'lifers' but if you are sensitive to hair in your food, odors, and dirty dishes, don't go. They need a make over so bad....good lord.
PS - I've never tried the pancakes, evidently they are the reason this place is still in business.
only legit american breakfast in ATX – Have been eating here since I was two.
Only legit diner in town, magnolia's spun off of omelettry, kerby spun off of mag's, and who the hell cares about star seed's since they stopped the smoking.
best pancakes in town, all the others copy their recipes
huge portions cheap prices
dont eat the chips and salsa
Not a corporate or a chain, the customer is only accidently right here, seriously have heard the manager throw out a awful customer saying, We HONESTLY DON'T NEED YOUR BUSINESS. ha!
Great service if you're a semi-decent person.
If you dont carry enough cash to pay for breakfast, you are probably just a shoddy attempt at a human being.
When you use a credit card, the business that accepts it has to pay 0.75-2.00 for your convenience. If you ran a joint that had a large number of tickets under 10.00 would you take cards? Most places just increase the price for other customers.
If you expect five-star service out of a place that aims for bulk service, you're a moron and you're only
complaining cause you're unfulfilled.
25 year record – I have been eating here since college in the early 80's. I visit Austin two or three times a year with my students and have never been disappointed with either the staff or the food. Since the cost is so reasonable, cash only should not present a problem. The gingerbread pancakes are so much better than Kerbey Lane and need only a little syrup because they are so sweet. Okay, so it is a hippie dive, but this conservative loves it and if you want the true Austin experience, this is your spot. Give it a try.
Hands down best pancakes I've ever eaten – Ok, so the place looks like a dump and just does not look like it could be clean but man oh man are the pancakes delicious. I don't know what magic they use but they have nailed the perfect breakfast pancake.
Alt Rock staff is always surprisingly friendly although overworked, they do a brisk business so expect a wait.
Just watch your kids as the wait area flows into the busy parking lot.
Excellent breakfast everytime we go.
Huge Disappointment – Do you look forward to a hot homemade breakfast? Do you appreciate a clean restaurant? Do you LIKE to pay a fee to use your credit card?
Atmosphere is one thing, dirt is another. For instance, take a minute to look up--are there clumps of dirt clinging to the fan blades? And take a peek into the kitchen as you pass by...This was the first 'flag' on my recent visit here. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros, and they were hugely disappointing. The scrambled eggs were laying in a puddle of watery liquid, the black beans tasted as if they were poured directly from a can on to the plate, as were the tasteless canned diced tomatoes with jalapenos (likely source of the puddle) that were heated and then poured over the eggs...no seasoning whatsoever, nothing 'fresh' on the plate. The 'side' of potatoes looked as if the dirt on the skins had not been scrubbed off before cooking and were mostly under baked.
The final frustration was at the check out, they do not take any form of payment other than cash. If you didn't realize this, you now have one option--their 'ATM' gadget which is duct taped to a stand next to the register. There is a $1.50 fee to use the machine (which appears to be owned by the restaurant, so the fee is theirs!) Seems to be a scam here...why not accept debit cards then??
It all adds up to a very bad taste.
EGGCELLENT – Although there is a bit of a wait, I promise it will be worth the while. While the omelets are very good, but the pancakes are the best i've had in Austin. The prices are reasonable, and not too expensive. The only downside to the Omelettry is the waiting. You'll wait to get a table and You'll wait to get your food. The waitstaff was extremely friendly, but I guess they should be since it takes so long to get the food to the table.
decent but cold – Food is really good, but service is slow and it is ALWAYS freezing inside. Be prepared.
Still, it is a funky hipster/slacker hangout, so you get what you ought to expect, as such.
Avoid the Omlettes – This establishment either needs to change their name or take omlettes off the menu. Omelettes served "open-face" lying ontop of filling. Oh and the eggs are way over cooked (heat too high, eggs overbeaten). Stick with the daily-fresh-made soups and sandwiches. Expect bored, annoyed waitstaff (you would be too if your hippy patrons weren't tipping well or at all) and long wait on weekends. Hey, this place is an institution---if you don't like it, go to I-HOP, you sell-out.......
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