As a Brit who loves American Diners above all else in the US, this place really surprises: great traditional food - well cooked and 'clean', a good atmosphere and a series of out of this world special dishes - mel's mexican hash is the best breakfast I've had
I regularly drive an extra ten miles to breakfast here. bad for the carbon footprint, and a real find in such a small town
Sue claims 23 kinds of pancakes with interpretive portraits of each on the dining room wall. This was an awesome place to stop at 8:30 AM on Sunday morning after two days of winter camping.
I had a (single) blue monkey four-grain pancake while my companions had omelettes. Everybody left happy with the one caveat that the coffee was pretty weak for being so far North.
What a great place! Located right in downtown Phoenicia, Nestled in the Catskill mountains Sweet Sue's is the spot for breakfast. The weekday waitresses might be a little cold at first but they warm up and once you taste the food you basically could careless.
The pancakes are huge and full of favor with the perfect consistency. One pancake is enough for one person... so split, share or swap because a full stack (3) is even too much for two people to finish. I tried the Red Monkey and Chocolate Chip... AMAZING. The omelets were great too and the home fries were out of this world. We ate there both mornings of our stay at the Phoenicia Belle and it did not disappoint.
My partner and I sat around thinking about what our favorite restaurant is (I'm a former culinary writer so have eaten in numerous restaurants of all levels around the country). In terms of food quality, friendly service, and repeatability (could you see yourself eating here regularly?), Sue wins. The fruit sundae pancake is to die for. Be sure to order the small stack, though, unless you're 8 feet tall and weigh 350.
Great homemade food. The pancakes are huge with a normal appetite needing just one and a hungry person eating 2. The french toast with pecans, coconut and banana were fabulous. We also had pasta with spinach and feta and a shrimp roll at our table. Everyone loved their order.
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