168th and Maple area in Omaha, NE, you might want to check out Jimmy's Egg. No, it is not an egg owned by some guy named Jimmy but a restaurant based out of Oklahoma that specializes in breakfast. Beware! There is an unappealing aspect about Jimmy's. You will most likely have to wait in some form or the other. If you decide to test your patience, you will either have to wait to be seated or wait after you have been seated.
The first time we attempted to eat there (a Sunday morning), we were met with a mob of potential Jimmy's Egg customers crammed into a confined waiting area hopelessly waiting to be seated. We immediately did an about-face after noticing the absolutely packed tables inside, the large crowd waiting to get in, and the restless and miserable looks on their faces. Our second attempt, which happened to be on a Friday this time, was a little more successful. Even though we did not have to wait to be seated, we had to wait to be visited by a server. In fact, it was no less than fifteen minutes before we actually were blessed with the presence of someone that worked there.
Once we were fortunate enough to be able to order, the rest of our experience was much better. Overall, our food was pretty good. I recommend the South of the Border Omelette and hash browns that I ordered. My wife's waffle sandwich was quite tasty and the sausage patties we split were very good. If you are looking for a comparison, I would rate Jimmy's food a notch above the Village Inn's and IHOP's out there while equaling them in price. However, I would put Jimmy's Egg below these other breakfast chains in service.
I do not know whether it is the fact that Jimmy's Egg (168th and Maple) is one of the only breakfast places in the area or if it is a mismanaged establishment, but you will most likely have to wait more than you probably should have to for some of their above average breakfast fare. So I guess the question you need to answer is: Is their food worth the wait? I'll let you answer that one.
Jimmy's Egg website
MY RATING (out of 10):