Published: September 22, 2010
3130 Greenmount Ave., (410) 467-7698
Open seven days a week and cash only, Pete’s Grille closes shortly after lunch, but really, eggs, breakfast meat, and maple syrup-absorbers are where it’s at when it comes to this corner counter. It serves the best folded-over scrambled eggs with Swiss or American cheese, sausage peeled and sliced before grilling, turkey sausage straight outta the deep fryer, fluffy hot cakes dotted with fresh blueberries or chocolate chips, crisp scrapple, toasty Belgian waffles, salty bacon and ham, red-potato home fries with chunks of onion, creamed chipped beef, and perfectly fried eggs—all with quickly poured coffee and freshly squeezed OJ. The service is friendly, fast, and efficient, the cream pitcher is always full, and the sugar comes in a glass dispenser, not in those annoying little packets.