Flapjacks is one of the best breakfast and lunch restuarants I’ve ever
had the pleasure to eat in. It’s independently owned, and located in the
tiny town of Tres Pinos, California (pop 500).
We had lunch there the other day, Kristen ordered a cheeseburger which
was literally oozing melted (real) cheese, and I ordered the grilled
chicken sandwich which came with onions, peppers, avocado and Monterey
Jack. Did I same came with? Actually smothered would be more accurate.
Instead of one grilled hard slab of chicken breast, there were tasty
grilled chunks of chicken buried in the above mentioned toppings. I
couldn’t even see the bottom of my sandwich, which was thoughtfully
served with a steak knife, since there was no human way to actually pick
it up and eat it.
Both the sandwich and burger were served on a hearty sourdough roll. I’m
often disappointed at the quality of breads in many restaurants, even
some of the expensive restaurants out here serve bread that doesn’t even
equal our local supermarket’s. These rolls were delicious though, dense
and chewy, with a nice tangy flavor.
If you should find yourself visiting Pinnacles National Monument or just
cruising down Highway 25, then Flapjacks is by far the best restaurant along the way. The only drawback is that they’re only open until 2pm, and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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