I have driven by the Scrambler Marie’s restaurant on
Street probably 20,000 times--literally--since it
opened--but, never seem to find my way there for breakfast or lunch. With its hours of operation--I am never in the right place at the
right time. Last weekend, a friend was
visiting, the husband and the kids were out of town, and we were able to venture
out for a late breakfast/brunch. It was
the perfect opportunity to visit and review Scrambler Marie’s in . Reynoldsburg,
Scrambler Marie’s is busy in spite of its location. In a side strip of shops alongside a Meijer supermarket off
Scrambler Marie’s is certainly easy to miss.
Since the restaurant faces East,
heavy shades are often drawn to block its glass windowed front from the morning
sun--and those passing through may assume it’s closed. A sign on the door announces call-ahead
seating--which I would recommend for large groups. Surprisingly, the restaurant is quite
spacious on the inside with lots of seating available and even has outdoor
patio seating. Bright, sunny yellow paint brightens the
walls and farm style decorations dot the dining area. I personally like the location since that
shopping area is not yet as congested as some of the other areas of the city.
How was the food at Scrambler Marie’s? Scrambler Marie's is an Ohio based chain with a few franchise locations popping up in Michigan--but, I had never eaten at one before. I focused on the breakfast menu--although they do serve lunch options as well. When the restaurant sign features a cracked egg--I have to try out the breakfast options! As we looked through the selections, most offered “mini-sizes” or “downsized” stacks of pancakes or waffles. This told us that the full sized portions would probably blow any calorie counts for the week!
I chose a mini Spinach and Portabella Mushroom Omelette--with a side of wheat toast from the “Bread Pantry” and a “Scrambler Side” of hash browns.
Even the “mini” was a large portion. It was loaded with Swiss cheese and vegetables--and the Swiss cheese actually tasted like real Swiss cheese. The hash browns were a little greasy from the grill--but, I think that’s what I expect from breakfast grill food.
My friend chose a waffle with strawberries and a side of fresh fruit.
As she struggled to finish the waffle, our server reminded her that it was a “bottomless” serving--and asked if she wanted a second one. She declined. She absolutely hated leaving behind the last few bites of her first one--but, it was too large to finish. She also commented that the pineapple in her fresh fruit bowl was very fresh--it certainly was not the “thawed-from-a-bag-of-frozen-mixed-fruit” that many restaurants pass off as “fresh”.
Would I recommend Scrambler Marie’s in
Ohio Reynoldsburg is home to both
a Bob Evans and IHOP these days--plus all of the usual "donut shops"--but, I would recommend breakfast at Scrambler
Marie’s instead. It’s not quite as
commercialized as IHOP or Bob Evans--and not quite as “down on the farm” as Bob
Evans either. The food was much fresher
than either of those similar places--the portion sizes were huge and the quality
and service was better than what I’ve received locally at the usual breakfast
places. I would certainly return--and
will certainly “mini-size” my meals or even share with one of my little girls
next time--if they can be swayed from the children's menu!
Visit Scrambler Marie's to learn more about the restaurant--and to check out their promotions and menu.
Disclosure: We were not compensated for this review--we just found a restaurant that we enjoyed and wanted to share it with our readers. If you know a restaurant that you think we should visit--let us know!