– Egg N’ Joe – Breakfast and Lunch in North Scottsdale –
I had a chance to visit a recent entrant into the Scottsdale breakfast and lunch scene last week. The restaurant, Egg N’ Joe is a new concept from the Elmer’s Restaurants family based out of the northwest and is the first of four planned locations in the Phoenix area.
It opened in the newly developed Silverstone shopping and dining development on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak Road and faces Pinnacle Peak. (This development is also home to a large Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store and Eddie Merlot’s.)
Egg N’ Joe is a casual and modern breakfast and lunch diner. The interior is open and bright with lots of of color. And, there is an enclosed patio off to the side of restaurant for folks who want to enjoy their meals outdoors.
On the day I visited, I was doing takeout lunch, but what little time I had interacting with the staff indicates that service is friendly and efficient. When I entered, I was greeted promptly and when I mentioned I was there to pick up my order, the employee was on top of it and I was taken care of and out the door in two minutes or less.
For breakfast, you will find a large number of offerings that range from skillets, to omelets, to benedicts and crepes and waffles. What looks really tasty are their German pancakes where the pancake takes up the entire plate, which you can then top with butter, powdered sugar and lemon or pick from a variety of fruit toppings.
For lunch, they have a good selection of sandwiches, burgers, salads and soups as well as combination dishes. We ended up ordering the Cobb Salad and the Mesquite-Grilled Chicken Tortilla Salad. The tortilla salad comes served in a tortilla shell and since we were doing takeout, I said they could skip it. But, they assured me they would be able to include it. When we got the salads home, they had wrapped it perfectly and it was all in one piece. Nice work! Both of the salads were great and the vegetables and toppings were very fresh.
Even though I only had limited experience with Egg N’ Joe, I enjoyed the food and ambiance and it is a place that I plan to visit again.
Egg N’ Joe at Silverstone
23271 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (480) 265-9968
Hours: 6:30am – 2:30pm