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"Dinosaur egg" at Maureen's Kitchen, Smithtown. Credit: Joan Reminick

Thomas's Ham & Eggery Diner

A standout is the frittata of house-made chicken maple sausage, leeks, potatoes and Swiss cheese, served in a skillet. 325 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-333-3060


Brownstone's Coffee

Try the As the Romans Do frittata, featuring eggs baked with diced potatoes, prosciutto, fresh basil and shaved Parmesan. 55 Merrick Rd., Amityville, 631-608-8627


España Tapas & Wine Bar

The tapas-style tortilla Española is a comforting little Spanish omelet with potatoes and onions. 655 Middle Country Rd., St. James, 631-656-1564


Toast N Jamz

This breakfast and lunch spot offers a very good Cheddar, bacon and potato omelet. 432 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, 516-280-4102


Maureen's Kitchen

In addition to a menu is the "dinosaur egg" -- three whites and one yolk done over-easy. 108 Terry Rd., Smithtown, 631-360-9227



You can order a three-egg omelet any way you like. One combo that works: oven-roasted plum tomatoes, basil, caramelized onions and smoked ham. Allegria Hotel, 80 W. Broadway, Long Beach, 516-889-1300


Sweet Mama's

Try the "South Beach" omelet at this charmingly retro eatery -- a pleasing combo of egg whites, ham, Cheddar, mushrooms and potatoes. 9 Alsace Place, Northport, 631-261-6262,


Sarabeth's at Lord & Taylor

Dessert queen Sarabeth Levine's department store cafes serve "Goldie lox," a satisfying scramble made with smoked salmon, cream cheese and chives. 1200 Franklin Ave., Garden City, 516-742-7000, ext. 385 and 1440 Northern Blvd. Manhasset, 516-627-3000, ext. 457,


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