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The Best Breakfast Sandwich in Every State

Find out how restaurants are reimagining the traditional bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll.
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it has been proven to have a positive effect on weight control when it includes protein, healthy fat, and some fiber. A very popular choice is a breakfast sandwich and while it might be the healthiest option to start every day with, a little treat every now and then is good for the soul.

The basic breakfast sandwich is a fairly simple dish (bacon, egg, and cheese on a hard roll), but today there are hundreds of breakfast sandwich options on menus across the country. Many spots make use of stellar local ingredients and, although rolls remain popular, you can also get breakfast sandwiches on everything from croissants to biscuits to French toast. As for fillings, many of these places use the standard egg, but you'll also see banana tempura, fried chicken, and even fried green tomatoes. And if you're trying to sneak in something green before noon, you'll see healthy additions like avocado, kale, and arugula. As for condiments, you can still get the standard ketchup, but keep an eye out for local jams and jellies, signature aiolis, and a variety of cheesy sauces and homemade gravies.  

Thanks to reviews and feedback from locals and tourists alike, as well as a look at some spots that have received prestigious accolades and awards, we put together a definitive list of the best spot to get a breakfast sandwich in every state across the U.S. Plus, don't miss: The Best Bagel in Every State.

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ALABAMA: Cahawba House in Montgomery

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Cahawba House opened in 2017 and quickly established itself as one of the best restaurants in the area. Their signature offering is the "Build Your Own" breakfast sandwich that starts with a biscuit and allows you to add a variety of fillings including different local jams, jellies and honey, local Conecuh sausage, breakfast gravy, veggies, and cheese. They've also got an amazing Southern Biscuit made with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and bacon.  If you're really hungry, pair your sandwich with cinnamon apple fires.

"Fast friendly safe service from the folks at Cahawba House. Smokey Spicy Conecuh Sausage inside a great fluffy biscuit with Pimento Cheese smothered in gravy. Everything a Southern Breakfast should be," wrote one reviewer, while others praised the ambiance and customer service.

ALASKA: Sandwich Deck in Anchorage

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Roberto N./ Yelp

Sandwich Deck serves up authentic Alaskan eats. A favorite is the Reindeer Breakfast Sandwich, made with scrambled eggs, American cheese, and reindeer sausage on toasted bread. We recommend the reindeer sausage (when in Alaska, right?), but you also have the option of swapping it out for bacon or pork sausage.

"The food is good with reasonable prices. My son and I had the breakfast sandwich on sourdough bread. It was so good, we went again the next morning," wrote a reviewer who was visiting from out of town. "Staff are so friendly and can offer suggestions and/or directions. If I were a local, I'd come more often."

ARIZONA: Zookz Sandwiches in Phoenix

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Matthew M./ Yelp

With two locations in Phoenix, Zookz Sandwiches offers five unique, hearty breakfast sandwiches—all for under $6. The ingredients in the popular No. 22 are a nod to the Southwest: black beans, avocado, and Chipotle sauce with poached eggs, ham, and cheddar.

"The No. 22 breakfast sandwich is so tasty. The egg had been cooked just to the point you got the liquid yolk but not spill everywhere," wrote one reviewer. Another concurred, writing that "I got the breakfast No 22 both times and really enjoyed it. My mom got the No 26 which was also really good, she chose the potato salad which had beans in it which seemed weird but ended up being very yummy. Would definitely recommend."

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ARKANSAS: At the Corner in Little Rock

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Johanna A./ Yelp

At the Corner serves classic diner plates like biscuits and gravy, but the breakfast sandwiches are the true stars of the menu. On weekdays the Breakfast Bologna, which is made on fresh ciabatta and packed with a fried egg, pickled red onion, smoked gouda, beef bacon jam, and lemon-thyme aioli, is a popular choice. If you go to At the Corner for weekend brunch, the P.C. BLT is a must—pimento cheese, classic bacon, lettuce and tomato, a sunny-side egg.

"At The Corner is Where It's At for breakfast the ole' fashion way in Little Rock!!! Rock solid meals based on the owner's grandmother's loving recipes!," wrote one reviewer. "The food is incredible… Real food, handmade with love—you can taste it!" Others praised the fresh ingredients and friendly staff.

CALIFORNIA: Eggslut in Los Angeles

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John K./ Yelp

"Let it be known—I am NOT a fan of breakfast sandwiches. As a matter of fact, I am not really a breakfast person," wrote one reviewer. "I will however, stand in line for 40 minutes for Eggslut's breakfast sandwich. It's hot, it's cheesy, it's savory, it melts in your mouth with that first bite."

The Fairfax is especially popular. "The egg was perfectly scrambled, and the sauce was just amazing," wrote one satisfied customer. "You don't need the extra avocado add on, but you definitely could for the maximum flavor."

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COLORADO: Denver Biscuit Company in Denver

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Emily H./ Yelp

You can order your breakfast sandwich on a biscuit French toast at Denver Biscuit Company. Customers are especially fond of The Dahlia, a biscuit sandwich made with a sausage patty, apple butter, fried egg, and maple syrup.

"Delicious biscuit sandwiches and mouthwatering menu items including coffee and mixed drinks. The biscuits are dense and fillings are generous," wrote one reviewer. The Dahlia isn't the only delicious option.

"We ordered the Winona and the Lola and it was everything we ever dreamt of and more. The pimento on the Winona was perfection. I may be bias[ed] because I chose it but the Lola was an all star," another wrote. "The delicious biscuit topped with fried chicken, honey butter and maple syrup was a food lovers dream. I will continue to dream about these amazing biscuits."

CONNECTICUT: Lake Zoar Drive-in in Monroe

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Lake Zoar Drive-in is best-known for its award-winning burgers and chili dogs and its picture-perfect lakeside location. But a local secret is the Hangover Buster Breakfast Sandwich. Made with bacon, eggs, cheese, and topped with a hash brown patty, this sandwich is a go-to favorite.

"A really great place. Anytime I am in CT near Newton this is one of the best places to go to. An established delicious place," wrote a reviewer who eats at Lake Zoar Drive-in every chance they get. Food is awesome….Really nice people! A must go to place!" Another described it as "amazing" and praised the "fantastic, friendly service and delicious food."

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DELAWARE: Drip Cafe in Newark and Hockessin

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Emily P./ Yelp

Drip Cafe collaborates with local farmers who use sustainable agricultural practices, so the vast array of breakfast sandwiches on the menu are super fresh and responsibly sourced. You can't go wrong, but favorites include The Cali, which is made with a fried egg, mozzarella, avocado, arugula, and basil aioli on sourdough toast, and the Brunch Burger, a beef patty on grilled sourdough with smoked bacon, fried onions, sliced tomato, green chiles, smoked gouda, and an over-medium egg.

"Literally the best breakfast I've ever had. The potato medley is amazing, and the Cali sandwich with bacon was perfection," wrote a reviewer. "I don't live in the area, but I'd come back just to eat here. Wow."

FLORIDA: Blue Collar in Miami

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Lourdes D./ Yelp

When in Miami, grabbing a breakfast sandwich at Blue Collar before hitting the beach is a must. The basic Breakfast Sandwich is made with two over-easy eggs, bacon, cheddar, a latke, and garlic aioli. You can also get more unique sandwiches like The Corben, which is made on a Portuguese muffin with braised brisket, latkes, apple sauce, Dijon, and braising jus.

"Everything they offer here is made with love," wrote a reviewer who frequently eats at Blue Collar. "The Corben [is] one of the best sandwiches I've had filled with super tender braised brisket served with a flavorful dipping Au Jus… Love coming to this place. Nothing fancy, It's not big. Just good service and outstanding food."

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GEORGIA: Folk Art Restaurant in Atlanta

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Tee D./ Yelp

At Folk Art Restaurant you can order your breakfast sandwich on your choice of an English muffin, asiago cheese bagel, or jumbo griddled biscuit. One of the most popular breakfast sandwiches is the Folk Southern Fried, which is a biscuit piled high with fried chicken, a fried egg, and sausage gravy. For something lighter, customers recommend getting a simpler sandwich made on a bagel or English muffin with ingredients like turkey sausage, egg, and cheese.

"5-star food, 5-star ambiance, 5-star service… hey that averages to 5 stars," wrote one reviewer, who described Folk Art as having "the best brunch in Atlanta." Another wrote that it's "a must-try for brunch or breakfast people!"

HAWAII: Koko Head Cafe in Honolulu

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Jessica T./ Yelp

Koko Head Cafe's chef and owner Lee Anne Wong (a finalist on Top Chef) opened this popular "brunch all day restaurant" in 2013 after relocating to Honolulu from New York City. There are two breakfast sandwiches on the menu: The Egg Hanwich, made with scrambled eggs, New York sharp cheddar, bacon, local greens, and maple Tabasco sauce, and Elvis' Revenge, which pays homage to the rock star's favorite flavors with peanut butter, banana tempura, bacon, and local honey and coconut. Both are served on a sweet bun.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast sandwich. It hit the spot, and I would order it again," wrote one reviewer who ate at Koko Head while on vacation in Hawaii, who added that "the service was lovely."

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IDAHO: Wild Root Cafe in Boise

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Yulia N./ Yelp

Reviewers love the variety of healthy options at Wild Root Cafe and note that it's vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. "Love, love, love this place! Great brunch and drinks," wrote one customer. "Food was so good, I can't wait to go back," while another described the service and food as "superb" and noted that they "love the healthy options."

Wild Root's grilled PB&B (peanut butter and banana) sandwich is a hit, as is the Frenchy, which is made from egg, Kurobuta ham, Gruyere cheese, and maple syrup, all piled into a French toast sandwich.

ILLINOIS: Do-Rite Donuts in Chicago

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Kat S./ Yelp

Do-Rite Donuts is best known for (you guessed it!) it's amazing donuts—but its breakfast sandwiches, which you can order on a donut, have developed quite a cult following. The Vera Cruz is especially popular: it's made with jack cheese, avocado, jalapeno, tortilla strips, mayo, equalling the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

"I wish I could give this place 10 stars!" wrote a reviewer. "All the coffee is $1 off with the price of a donut (which you'll want), and we also got the bacon breakfast sandwich and added chicken (mine was spicy chicken) with egg and Tillamook cheese. I'd recommend this place ten times over for a local quick breakfast spot. I'm so glad we found it! GO HERE!"

"The eggs were fluffy and moist and the donut was tart and sweet as you'd expect with buttermilk based donut," wrote another customer who ordered the bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich. Added bonus: breakfast is served all day.

INDIANA: Love Handle in Indianapolis

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Sarah B./ Yelp

Love Handle is a no-frills diner that's known for its unusual ingredient combinations. (Think fried smelt, trout belly, and duck eggs.) Although Chef Chris Benedyk switches up the menu frequently, the Hot Brown—a twist on Louisville, Kentucky's famous sandwich—is a favorite. At Love Handle it's made with pulled chicken, bacon, and mornay sauce and stuffed in a biscuit.

"Their menu is super unique and it's the type of place where you can just point to something on the menu and know that it's going to be made in a delicious way," wrote a very satisfied customer. "The chefs are top-notch, quirky, and inventive with their dishes."

IOWA: Pullman Bar & Diner in Iowa City

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Rachel L./ Yelp

Pullman Bar and Diner is known for its croque madame. Made on a Pullman loaf, it's piled high with ham, Gruyere cheese, a sunny side egg, sauce Mornay, and chives.

"The Croque madame was impressive when it made its way over to our table. It was again, drenched in sauce, a gruyere sauce," wrote a reviewer. "The toast was delicious and the ham savory." Another customer who has ordered this sandwich a number of times described it as "super tasty."

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KANSAS: Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita

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Holly J./ Yelp

With two locations in Wichita, the Doo-Dah Diner's made-from-scratch Fried Bologna & Egg sandwich is a major hit. It includes cheddar cheese and is made on toasted wheat berry bread. Locals have voted Doo-Dah Diner as having the best breakfast in Wichita for five years ago.

"One of the best food experiences ever!!! The food is authentic and very delicious! If you're in Wichita…this is the ONLY place to be!!! Thank you for the great food experience and the atmosphere matched the food!!!" wrote one reviewer, while another said they "love everything about" the diner, describing the food as "delicious" and the service as "top-notch."

KENTUCKY: DV8 Kitchen in Lexington

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Samantha P./ Yelp

DV8 Kitchen has an excellent mission: the restaurant was founded and developed to offer second chance opportunities for people in recovery from substance abuse who benefit from employment but often struggle to find it. With a slew of five-star Yelp reviews, it doesn't hurt that the food is amazing, too.

Breakfast sandwiches are served all day and include a bacon, egg, Southern Benedict Breakfast sandwich, and cheese and a breakfast Reuben.

"I wish I could leave 10 stars! I visited for the first time and fell immediately in love. The staff was super friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Menu is extremely appealing with so many delicious choices," wrote a reviewer. "I had a taste for brunch so went with the breakfast Reuben. INSANE. Definitely not your typical Reuben but had all the wonderful ingredients you want. I loved the smashed tots on the bottom and their sauerkraut is so sour, tangy and fresh! The poached egg on top made it brunchy and I loved it. The sourdough bread was outstanding!"

LOUISIANA: District Donuts Sliders Brew in New Orleans

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Amber C./ Yelp

District Donuts has everything from burgers to booze, but the breakfast sandwich is a standout. In particular, customers say the Hot Chicken & Honey Butter French Toast Biscuit is as amazing as it sounds.

"The biscuit is split in half and the top is covered in honey butter. The bottom bun soaks all the juices from the honey butter and all those drippings from chicken," wrote a reviewer. "In between the bun is a perfectly fried piece of chicken. With the hint of heat, and sweet honey, this sandwich lacks nothing." Another described it as "so perfect, I can't imagine a better mix" and also praised the service and ambiance at the restaurant.

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MAINE: Palace Diner in Biddeford

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Diane S./ Yelp

Palace Diner is a fun, quirky breakfast and brunch spot in Biddeford that's known for serving up amazing dishes made with jalapenos. The Deluxe Sandwich—the diner's signature breakfast sandwich—is made from egg, cheese, jalapenos, mayo, and your choice of sausage or bacon served on an English muffin.

"I've tried the Deluxe Sandwich," wrote a reviewer who has eaten at Palace Diner several times. "This has wonderful flavor, and the spice from the jalapeños is welcome." Others described it as "absolutely amazing" and "the best [breakfast] sandwich I've ever had."

MARYLAND: Miss Shirley's Cafe in Annapolis

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Oz V./ Yelp

When in Maryland, you've gotta take advantage of the incredible crab—and at breakfast, there's no better place to do that than at Miss Shirley's Cafe. The Crab Happy Chesapeake Chicken Sammy, made from a jumbo lump crab cake, locally sourced chicken sausage, a fried egg, cheddar cheese, tomato, and fried pickles on an English muffin is a favorite. Then there's the Southern Slammer Sandwich, which has been named the best breakfast sandwich in America by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. It's made from fried green tomatoes, applewood-smoked bacon, mashed avocado, white cheddar, and a fried egg.

"I just recently went vegetarian and while the vegetarian options all looked great, I settled on getting the southern slammer sandwich minus the bacon," wrote a reviewer, pointing out that adjustments can be made for dietary restrictions. "Loved everything about this place and will definitely be back!" Another customer described the sandwiches as "outstanding."

MASSACHUSETTS: Mike & Patty's in Boston

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Aaron T./ Yelp

Mike & Patty's is a Boston mainstay that serves breakfast all day. The restaurant refers to itself as "Home of the Fancy," so let's start there: the Fancy is made with two fried eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, red onion, and housemade mayo on toasted multigrain bread. The breakfast Torta is also enticing and an excellent vegetarian option with two fried eggs, cheddar cheese, potatoes, black beans, salsa, and avocado assembled on a sesame torta roll.

"The Torta, grilled Crack, and Fancy are all amazing. The perfect breakfast place if you need something quick, delicious, and filling," wrote a reviewer. Another who got the Fancy wrote, "it was perfect for me. Not too much bacon, avocado or egg and everything was perfectly portioned on multigrain toasted bread. My sister got the Torta and she enjoyed hers a lot too."

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MICHIGAN: Tapped Coffee & Craft Beverages in Canton

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Virginia L./ Yelp

Don't be deceived by its name—Tapped Coffee & Craft Beverages offers way more than libations. The breakfast sandwiches options include a Deluxe Salmon Bagel, Detroit Maple Dough (turkey sausage, egg, cheddar, and maple syrup on a baked donut), the Tapped BLT on a brioche bun, and a build your own option.

"My favorite bfast sandwiches are the Posh Pig (generous layers of shaved ham and crispy bacon on a white roll with onions and saucy Catalina dressing) and the Diablo (soft onion roll layered with egg, pork sausage patty, melty pepper jack cheese, onions, jalapeno, and chipotle sauce)," shared a local customer. Another sang the praises of the build your own, writing "the make your own breakfast sandwich I ordered is probably one of the tastiest I've ever had. Fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared… no complaints at all."

MINNESOTA: Icehouse in Minneapolis

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Shelby D./ Yelp

Go to Icehouse for weekend brunch and treat yourself to its famous Pastrami & Egg (P & E) breakfast sandwich. It's a mouthwatering combination of locally sourced pastrami, a fried egg, roasted chiles, Havarti cheese, and lemon aioli on a housemade bun.

"Brunch here goes above and beyond. Service is detail-oriented, food is phenomenal, and the atmosphere is lively due to the live music," wrote a reviewer who described her duck brioche sandwich as "perfect. Savory, not too filling, and a variety of flavor."

MISSISSIPPI: Big Bad Breakfast in Oxford

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Preston W./ Yelp

Owned by James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence, you can't go wrong at Big Bad Breakfast. The "Cathead" Chicken Biscuit is the most popular breakfast sandwich, made with crispy chicken, cheddar cheese, and sausage gravy piled on a housemade black pepper buttermilk biscuit.

"I had the cat head chicken biscuit and it was soooo good! I was pleasantly surprised at the awesome taste of the chicken, the biscuit was light and fluffy, and the gravy was the perfect touch," wrote a reviewer who noted that her sister ordered an "extremely tasty" scramble dish. "A couple of delicious fresh mimosas to wash it down and this place was a complete treat! They do southern brunch right!! 10/10 recommend."

MISSOURI: Mildred's Coffeehouse in Kansas City

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Lianna N./ Yelp

Mildred's Coffeehouse is known for its breakfast sammies. They have a secret weapon: an extra espresso machine that's used for steaming eggs without butter or oil. The most popular option is the Standard Breakfast Sandwich, which contains steamed eggs, bacon, Swiss cheese, pepper-dijon mayo on your choice of wheat, sourdough, marble rye, jalapeno bread, or ciabatta.

​​"I got the standard breakfast sandwich on wheat bread. Everything about that sandwich was perfection. Mildred's website boasts 'the best breakfast sandwich in the city' and I truly cannot disagree," wrote a reviewer. "10/10 would order again in a heartbeat. Upon walking in the door, I was hit with positivity and friendliness from not only the employees, but also fellow customers." Another customer wrote that she was "dreaming of Mildred's Standard breakfast sandwich while writing this review. Seriously, I think I'm addicted. I've also taken friends and family and gotten them hooked as well."

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MONTANA: Cateye Cafe in Bozeman

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Wendi M./ Yelp

The Cateye Cafe is famous for its sammies, particularly the Tom Cat: 1/3 pound of Angus beef burger with a fried egg, Gouda cheese, and tomato jam on an English muffin and served up with a side of hashbrowns. Fun fact: If you're looking for a deal, you'll get a 50-cent discount if you bring a pair of cat-eye glasses and wear them throughout your meal. A cowboy hat knocks off another 50 cents!

"Great breakfast place! Amazing food, friendly service. The biscuits were tasty, as well as the sammys," wrote a reviewer. "Outdoor seating or cat-lovers dream decor inside." A visitor from out of town said Cateye Cafe ranks in their top two to three brunch places they've ever eaten at.

NEBRASKA: Culprit Cafe & Bakery in Omaha

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Kayloni C./ Yelp

The Culprit Cafe bakes all its breads in-house, including the brioche, which its $7 Breakfast Sandwich is made on. The sandwich also includes a fried egg, smoked Gouda, sumac aioli, pickled onion, and grilled ham or bacon. You can also get the Breakfast Sandwich on the housemade blue cornbread. Reviewers described it as "phenomenal" and "a wonderfully executed culinary creation with just enough uniqueness to qualify it as excellent."

NEVADA: MTO Cafe in Las Vegas

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Art S./ Yelp

Head to the MTO Cafe for the "Fat Elvis," a tribute to one of Las Vegas's most beloved performer's favorite food combos. This massive breakfast sandwich is made with peanut butter, bananas, bacon, Nutella, and strawberries, all stuffed between two slabs of French toast. (You can also get it on a waffle.)

"Wonderful breakfast experience. Clean, fresh, cool. That describes the decor, the staff, and the food," wrote a reviewer. "I tried the Fat Elvis French Toast and as the server Steve predicted, it was life changing. It's a must!"

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Maddie's Bagel & Eatery in Salem

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Elizabeth F./ Yelp

Maddie's Bagel & Eatery has nearly ten options on its "Breakfast on Bread" section, ranging from the McMaddie's (fried egg, melted cheddar cheese, grilled Black Forest ham and bacon on grilled Texas toast) to the McFoxy (sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese on a grilled cinnamon raisin bagel).

"Fantastic spot! Service was speedy and friendly. Incredibly affordable for a good amount of food. I got a McMaddie's sandwich [with] sides of toast and kielbasa," wrote a reviewer. "The food came out super quick, nice and hot. What a delicious meal! I'll be sure to come back soon!"

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NEW JERSEY: Frank's Deli & Restaurant in Asbury Park

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Jeffery K./ Yelp

When in Asbury Park, head to Frank's Deli & Restaurant and order the Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich, complete with egg, cheese, and your choice of bacon or ham (or both). If you haven't heard of pork roll, it's a state specialty in New Jersey that's a cured and smoked processed pork that appears on many menus in the state.

"Lookin' for some pork roll? Frank's got you. They LOAD their breakfast sandwiches up with layers of it. the cheese is always melted on the breakfast sandwiches. Eggs cooked well," wrote a local reviewer. "The service is the best here. Everyone is down to earth, fun, and quick!"

NEW MEXICO: The Farmacy in Albuquerque

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Amy D./ Yelp

The Farmacy is known for its El Diablo breakfast sandwich, made with fried egg, cheddar, caramelized onions, and a spicy house-made Diablo sauce on ciabatta. There's also the Not McMuffin (do we sense some McDonald's shade?), which is made with fried egg, cheddar cheese, housemade Mississippi Comeback sauce, and veggie sausage.

"The El Diablo was… incredible. Nice comfy atmosphere for breakfast and all the people working there were super nice. Highly highly recommended if you're in the area," wrote one reviewer, while another noted that "the sauce on the McMuffin and the El Diablo is amazing."

NEW YORK: Ess-a-Bagel in New York City

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Sahana K./ Yelp

When in New York, bagel sandwiches are a must—so, out of the plethora of amazing bagel spots in the city, Ess-a-Bagel is the winner and therefore the place to go for a breakfast sandwich.

You can build your own breakfast sandwich at Ess-a-Bagel on one of the shop's 14 bagel varieties. Go with a classic like egg, cheese, and bacon, or add ingredients like lox, sausage, and peppers; there's certainly no shortage of options.

"Well worth the wait for a great bagel sandwich. They have a wide variety of spreads, good pastries, and full sandwiches that set it apart from a bagel only shop," wrote a reviewer. "I had a sausage egg and cheese on a sesame seed bagel and it did not disappoint. Certainly a place I will return to."

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NORTH CAROLINA: Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in Chapel Hill

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Daniel B./ Yelp

An award-winning drive-through, Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen offers amazing build your own sandwich options. The consensus is that fried chicken breast with bacon, egg, and cheese is the best combination, but there are plenty of other options as well. Although the biscuits are amazing, you can choose to substitute with a bun or whole-wheat bread.

"Just tried the chicken breast with cheese and egg biscuit today……not only the best biscuit I've ever had, maybe in the top ten of things I've had to eat ever," wrote a reviewer.

NORTH DAKOTA: BernBaum's in Fargo

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Christopher S./ Yelp

Located inside an antique furniture shop, BernBaum's specializes in bagel sandwiches and offers a taste of New York City in Fargo. The Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwich is especially popular; it comes with bacon, sweet pickles, and a maple schmear. And, of course, you can never go wrong with a good old-fashioned lox bagel sandwich.

"I find myself going back to the egg, cheese, bacon & other stuff bagel sandwich because it is so good. I could eat this every day," wrote a regular customer, while another declared that "the bacon egg sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I've had in my life. The mustard and pickles were a perfect finishing touch. Elite."

OHIO: Eckerlin Meats in Cincinnati

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Julianne M./ Yelp

Eckerlin Meats is a butcher shop known for the Goetta Sandwich, which is made from the city's trademark goetta meat (a spiced pork and oatmeal sausage) along with egg and cheese. It's made from a family recipe that's over 100 years old by none other than Bob Lillis, the fourth-generation owner of Eckerlin.

"Recommended to come here to try the Goetta breakfast sandwich. It was very delicious at this butcher shop. As per the guys, the goetta is made fresh daily and in house! $3.50 for goetta egg and cheese (american/swiss/cheddar) sandwich. Maybe a 5-10 minute wait while the chef cooked it up," wrote a reviewer from out of town. "Super friendly and helpful staff. If you're here to try the famous Goetta, this is a great choice. I tried the goetta at Great American Ballpark and it is definitely a lot better here at Eckerlin's Meats!"

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OKLAHOMA: Cafe Evoke in Edmond

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Mary Margaret M./ Yelp

For nearly a decade Cafe Evoke has been a staple in Edmond, serving up everything from lattes to beers to waffles to (you guessed it!) breakfast sandwiches. Popular options include the Waffle Sandwich, made with turkey, fried egg, Swiss cheese, and pesto mayo, and the Scrambled Eggs with Hot Pastrami.

"When you walk in the atmosphere is welcoming and bright. They have a wonderful selection and also really great waffles!" wrote a reviewer. "My favorite is the turkey pesto waffle sandwich. It's amazing."

OREGON: Fried Egg I'm In Love in Portland

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Richard T./ Yelp

A quirky food truck in Portland, Fried Egg I'm In Love was born after owner Jace Krause's friends and family encouraged him to share his amazing fried egg breakfast sandwiches with the world. Sandwiches are served on toasted sourdough from Portland French Bakery and made with eggs sourced from nearby farms. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

The Yolko Ono is the most popular choice, made with fried egg, parmesan, and homemade pesto. The Yolko Zeppelin adds double egg and double sausage.

"I had the Yolko Ono and I kid you not, it was the best sandwich I've ever had in my life. I got it with the aioli and Havarti cheese. Sooo good," wrote one reviewer, while another described the signature sandwich as "so tasty," praising the homemade pesto and homemade sausage.

PENNSYLVANIA: John's Roast Pork in Philadelphia

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Geoffrey S./ Yelp

When in Philly, head to John's Roast Pork, a local favorite, for a breakfast sandwich. The shop has been named an American Classic by the James Beard Foundation. The signature sandwich is Cheese Steak & Eggs, made with your choice of mild or sharp provolone and served on a long sesame roll.

"Unlike other famous establishments, John's cooks their steak to order and you can really taste the difference. They also use top quality rolls and American cheese rather than the usual whiz," wrote a reviewer. "The end result is a sandwich that's supremely enjoyable from the first bite to the last. Five stars."

RHODE ISLAND: Ellie's Bakery in Providence

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Sergio D./ Yelp

Ellie's Bakery uses ingredients from local farms. Breakfast is served all day, including Ellie's Signature Breakfast Sandwich. This $6 sandwich is made with hen egg, Cabot cheddar, and tomato jam on an English muffin.

Reviewers note that you have the option of swapping a biscuit for an English muffin and adding a meat like sausage or bacon.

"Just do yourself a huge solid and order the signature breakfast sandwich. Easily one of the best breakfast sandwiches I've ever had. Everything from the warm, soft, buttery English muffin, perfectly cooked egg, salty Canadian bacon and topped off with their absolutely delicious tomato jam, perfect," wrote a reviewer. "The tomato jam is a game changer. It's a slightly sweet, slightly tangy better version of ketchup, just delicious."

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Baguette Magic in Charleston

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Baguette Magic works its breakfast sandwich magic by making massive sandwiches with their very own homemade baguettes. The Recovery Baguette is the most popular, loaded with two scrambled eggs, bacon, prosciutto, cheddar cheese, and tomato jam.

"This place greatly exceeded my expectations and I even went back the very next day. [The] Recovery Baguette: the bread is super soft and freshly baked. Sooo good!!" wrote a reviewer. "Not your average breakfast sandwich with the tomato jam and prosciutto. Call me crazy but the eggs are so fluffy like a cloud."

SOUTH DAKOTA: Phillips Avenue Diner in Sioux Falls

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Get a good old-fashioned American breakfast sandwich at Phillips Avenue Diner. The $10 Breakfast Sandwich consists of two hard-fried eggs, American cheese, and your choice of applewood bacon, sausage patty, or ham on grilled sourdough bread. It's served with a side of the diner's popular hash browns.

"Super great diner in downtown. The food was amazing! Just what we needed to start our day," wrote a reviewer. "The staff were so friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this spot," while another described the food as "fresh" and the staff as "super helpful and nice."

TENNESSEE: Biscuit Love in Nashville

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When in Nashville, start your day with a biscuit sandwich at Biscuit Love. The Princess, a popular choice, is made with a buttermilk biscuit stuffed with Nashville-style spicy boneless chicken thigh, pickles, mustard, and honey. But reviewers have an insider tip: the "Nasty Princess" isn't on the menu, but it's simply the Princess with sausage gravy and it's wildly popular.

"I recommend getting the Nasty Princess. It's not on the menu but it's a Nashville hot chicken on a biscuit with the sausage gravy. We got an egg on top and it was perfection!" wrote a reviewer. "The biscuits are perfect. They don't crumble like most biscuits and they tasted amazing. A must try if you're in Nashville!" Another raved about the Nasty Princess, writing that "the chicken is so juicy and crispy and seasoned perfectly. The biscuit is flaky and pairs perfectly with that sausage gravy. 10 out of 10."

TEXAS: Coffee House Cafe in Dallas

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If you love Challah French toast and breakfast sandwiches (and who among us doesn't?) you'll be in heaven at Coffee House Cafe. The Challah French Toast Sandwich is stuffed with bacon, an over-medium egg, and cheddar cheese.

"Came here once with a coworker and liked the food so much that I had to bring my husband! My husband and I got the Huevos Rancheros and the Challah French Toast Sandwich and everything was absolutely delicious," wrote a repeat customer. "We also enjoyed the $2 mimosas which were great quality! The service was attentive but not too pushy." Another described the Challah French Toast Sandwich as "a nice blend of sweet and savory, with a nice baking spice finish."

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UTAH: Even Stevens Sandwiches in Salt Lake City

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There's a lot to love about Even Stevens Sandwiches. Upon opening, this sandwich shop donated one sandwich to a local in need for every single purchase. Even Stevens has donated over a million sandwiches since opening its doors. But it's not just the restaurant's mission that's beloved—it also serves up amazing food, including the Breakfast Sandwich, made with two eggs, your choice of bacon, ham, sausage, or avocado, house maple glaze, and cheddar cheese on a Hawaiian bun.

"The breakfast sandwich is good anytime of the day and the sweet salty combo with the Hawaiian bun is unmatched," wrote a regular customer who has been going to Even Stevens with their friends since high school.

VERMONT: JJ Hapgood General Store & Eater in Peru

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JJ Hapgood General Store and Eatery's breakfast sandwich is made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The Egg Cheddar Sandwich is served on your choice of an English muffin or buttermilk chive biscuit and filled with two Vermont eggs over easy and Vermont cheddar cheese. You can also add locally sourced sausage, bacon, spinach, or tomato.

"Its decor is exquisitely Vermont," wrote a reviewer. "The delightful server/cashier/manager steered me toward the Farm Egg on Buttermilk Biscuit, and with a bit of hot sauce added, it was delicious. I'll be back."

VIRGINIA: Commune in Virginia Beach

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Commune is a farm-to-table restaurant that serves up sustainable dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. There are currently three breakfast sandwiches on the menu: the Classic Bacon, Egg, and Sausage; the Folded Country Ham (made with folded eggs, sharp cheddar, chives, and baby greens); and a vegetarian option with smoked sweet potatoes, a sunny side up egg, and sharp cheddar.

"The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of their menu. They take the time to explain their menu and where they get their food. I love that this place serves local food and the menu changes based on whatever is locally available and in season. I tried the breakfast sandwich with ham," wrote a reviewer. "The breakfast sandwich has a folded egg but I asked for a fried egg instead. The sandwich itself was delicious. The egg yolk was still runny and it went well with the saltiness from the ham."

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WASHINGTON: Biscuit and Bean in Seattle

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Biscuit and Bean is a no-frills joint in Seattle that builds biscuit sandwiches on classic buttermilk, cheddar chive, and a rotating special biscuit that changes every morning. There are three sandwich options at this time: The Classic (made with bacon, local Beecher's cheese blend, tomato jam, and a scrambled egg); the Signature (made with prosciutto, smoked Gouda, spinach, house pepper aioli, and a fried egg); and the Garden (made with herbed goat cheese, fresh cucumber, tomato jam, and a fried egg).

"The biscuits are absolutely delicious, and you seriously can't go wrong with any of the biscuit sandwiches," wrote one reviewer, while another described their meal as the "best biscuit sandwich I've ever had! Biscuits were fresh made and huge. They are very friendly and fast service."

WEST VIRGINIA: Bright Morning Inn Restaurant in Davis

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The Bright Morning Inn's restaurant and cafe is open to the public and serves a mean breakfast sandwich. There's the BEC (bacon, egg, and cheese on an English muffin), the SEC (sausage, egg, and cheese), and the Hangover Sandwich, loaded with egg, sausage, onions, green peppers, and pepper jack cheese and served on your choice of a bagel, toasted English muffin, or country biscuit.

"I am not a huge fan of breakfast sandwiches in the morning but I ordered the "johns hangover sandwich with the English muffin" and oh my god it was amazing! All the ingredients were fresh and tasty. It was the perfect size sandwich and I was left completely satisfied," wrote a reviewer. "My partner, who is a huge breakfast sandwich guy, loved the BEC on the country biscuit. The food was quick and the employees were nice."

WISCONSIN: Marigold Kitchen in Madison

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Marigold Kitchen uses Wisconsin's amazing cheese to up the breakfast sandwich game. The Marigold Breakfast Sandwich is made with a fried over hard egg, cheddar-spiked Boursin, bacon, tomato, and green onion on toasted ciabatta bread. Vegetarians can substitute veggie sausage in place of bacon.

"I tried the Marigold Breakfast Sandwich. Anything with Boursin is the best," wrote a reviewer. "The ciabatta roll though was what got me. It's so fluffy, which is not a word I normally use to describe bread." Another described the sandwich as "great," noting that the bacon was "super thick and not overdone."

WYOMING: Persephone Bakery in Jackson Hole

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Persephone Bakery is one of the most popular restaurants in the entire state and a visit to Jackson Hole isn't complete without eating here at least once. Breakfast sandwich options include the Egg Sandwich (made with locally sourced eggs, Gruyere cheese, your choice of ham, bacon, or heirloom tomato, and Dijon aioli on a croissant) and a Croque Madame that will transport your taste buds from the Cowboy State to Paris.

"I had the croque madame and it was so good!! The bread was delicious and the egg was perfectly cooked. The mornay sauce was creamy and flavorful," wrote a reviewer.

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