Feed Me

The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

Hot on the trail of LI breakfast hubs, I ended up at Peter Pan Diner in Bay Shore on a recent weekend morning. Just a few feet from the cash register was something I'd never seen before: a display table holding an array of breakfast plates, there for the viewing.

Based, in part, upon that display, I ordered cranberry walnut whole wheat pancakes. I found them a bit dense but pleasingly wholesome in flavor. Regular pancakes, though, were sweet and cardboard-like. And a Western omelet was made with undercooked (raw-tasting) onion. Best was the challah French toast with fresh fruit, done with hunks of bread that were nicely crusted on the outside, custardy within.

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Peter Pan Diner is at 989 Bay Shore Rd., Bay Shore, 631-665-1788, peterpandiner.org

Newsday photo of breakfast display table/Joan Reminick