It’s Way Too Cold, Call in Sick and Warm Up with a Long Lunch at Amy’s Omelette House

Though I love Wegman’s and the shore, I am not normally a Jersey advocate, especially not for a lunch excursion- no offense to anyone, I just always get lost and confused in the state of New Jersey. But, I am here to sing a different tune after my meal at Amy’s Omlette House, a sort of mega diner.  There are 3 locations, all in NJ, the one I visited is in Cherry Hill.

The fact that I was transported to Amy’s in a car with butt warming capabilities helped ease me in to the idea of Jersey dining.  And then I saw the menu; it’s many many pages long with over 200 types of omelettes plus a completely separate menu for ice cream. And our waiter was an adorable awkward college boy home for winter break. These factors helped me forget what state I was in.

Amy’s Disco fries, are waffle fries topped with mozzarella cheese and brown gravy.  They are a crispy, salty, gooey way to ruin your appetite quickly, so share them.

It is so easy to get lost in the menu. You have to commit to a genre. If you are doing an omelette,  forbid yourself from looking elsewhere on the menu. This omelette, for example, is #209, the German Melt, with chorizo, onion, green pepper, pepper jack cheese and… a potato pancake inside. This is the sort of slightly unnecessary decadence one must expect at Amy’s.

Then I went ahead and ordered one of the most grawesome (this is my new word I just came up with for a dish that is both gross and awesome) items on the menu. The Morning Glory is homemade hash and  creamed chipped beef with poached eggs. (Eww, so gross, what is wrong with me?? OMG so awesome, I am awesome for ordering this. Ya know?) You get a mound of hash browns (that needed a tiny bit of salt), and another mound of beef and white sauce that hides two poached eggs. Needless to say, the combo is lowbrow fabulous and I probably would have died had I finished it all.

There are so many things on the Amy’s menu I wanted to try: biscuits, the crazy french toasts, pancakes with bacon and cheddar, milk shakes… there is a good chance I’ll be coming to Jersey again just for lunch.

THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)

  • A perfect diner experience
  • Something for everyone

THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)

  • I am not going to another state for lunch!
  • Too many choices makes me dizzy

Amy’s Omelette House, 302 Cuthbert Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 856 488-9600



  • Ah, chipped beef. We used to have the occasional chipped beef on toast night, aka “SOS,” aka “shit on a shingle” nights when my Dad cooked. It “reminded him of being in the army.”

  • Hey, the chipped beef doesn’t arrive perched on biscuits? For shame!

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