Angelo’s Restaurant, located on the corner of Glen Avenue and Catherine Street, has been an Ann Arbor staple since 1956. Angelo Vangelatos and his wife Patricia Verames opened the business a few years after Angelo arrived from Greece, and the restaurant has been bustling ever since. Angelo and Patricia’s son Steve and his wife Jennifer run the eatery these days, and they are determined to keep the restaurant running the way it was originally run.

Angelo’s breakfast is so great it inspired a famous song by Dick Siegel. The song is played when restaurant’s website loads, and patrons can purchase the album itself at the restaurant’s cash register.

“Eggs over easy, hash browns and toast” is what Dick chose to order, but you’ll find plenty of other tummy-pleasing options there as well.

The restaurant offers classics from French toast and scrambled eggs to more elaborate dishes like Crabby Benedict and pumpkin pancakes. The wide variety of food ensures that everybody will find something to his or her liking. The assortment is a big reason Angelo’s has won Best Breakfast in Ann Arbor not only this year, but several times in the past. And with its devoted following that spans generations, it’s obvious Angelo’s is a mainstay in Ann Arbor.

And what if you’re on the run? Desperately need caffeine and a quick breakfast? Stop into Angelo’s on the Side, a small coffee house/carry out building attached to the restaurant. Grab a cappuccino, a pastry or your favorite meal in a convenient doggie bag. Angelo’s on the Side is also a great place to pick up Angelo’s famous homemade raisin bread.

Be reminded, however, that if you’re planning to visit Angelo’s for a tasty and traditional sit-down breakfast, pack your patience. The place is often packed by Ann Arborites and the line to get into the popular eatery is often out the door and around the corner.

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