GoodEats: A Towson surprise

By: Taylor Seidel, Columnist

Tucked away off of York Road is where the next GoodEats location lives. Pete’s Grille is a 28-seat counter serving up huge portions for a fraction of the cost. For over 50 years now, Pete’s Grille has served up breakfast and lunch to hungry diners. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. daily, this restaurant is worth waking up early for.

Courtesy of Taylor Seidel
Courtesy of Taylor Seidel

The restaurant is small and with only 28 seats available, on weekends you should expect a wait. Once seated and greeted, making the decision between breakfast or lunch takes effect. Pete’s is known for their fluffy pancakes topped with blueberries or chocolate chips. They are also known for their huge hand-patted burgers.

Lucky for you all, I was able to enjoy both breakfast and lunch. For breakfast I highly recommend the blueberry pancakes. Huge, fluffy pancakes topped with blueberry compote. The blueberries aren’t overly sweet and compliment the pancakes perfectly. The omelets are massive as well, topped with whatever you like, and the home fries served with the eggs are fantastic. They are perfectly seasoned and crispy.

As for lunch, you have to go with a burger. Whether you like just a plain burger or something a little fancier, the patty, hand packed and grilled to your liking, made it delicious no matter what toppings you choose. I went with the patty melt topped with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island on rye bread. It’s a great version of an American classic. Make sure to also take a look at the daily specials; a lot of them are delicious for not a lot of coin.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Pete’s Grille. Pete’s provides big portions, big flavors and does so at a reasonable price. Remember, they are only open until 1 p.m. on Sundays (only breakfast served on Sundays) and 1:15 p.m. every other day. Also, Pete’s only accepts cash so make sure to stop by the ATM before heading down York road.

Until next time. I wish you GoodEats!

– Edited by Jared Kurlander.

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