June 10, 2009

Morton Family Restaurant

By Eric Shangraw

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 2:30 PM CDT

A restaurant right off Interstate–74 is getting more than its share of travelers.

Eric Shangraw takes you to the Morton Family Restaurant in this week's You Gotta Eat.

The Morton Family Restaurant is a classic American diner. The menu has breadth, diversity and what the owners likes to call "farmer food."

"We have a little bit of everything. Breakfast all day. Lunch buffet. Breakfast buffet on Saturdays and Sundays," said owner Leslie Perez.

"We come here quite often. They have great soups!" said Dan St. Aubin.

"They had some pork chops that were excellent. And they have a (darn) good cookie bar. Oops! They have a very good cookie bar," said customer Alan Baker.

The spot on Morton Avenue is decorated with photos of Hollywood stars and other Americana.
It is know for magnificent omelets. I ordered the All American, which allows you to pick your own additives.
I went with green peppers, sausage, spinach and mozzarella cheese.
The cook slipped a biscuit in the middle of my egg creation during the fold–over phase.
It was a nice fluffy surprise sitting among the spinach.
And the cheese-factor required the skills of eating pizza.
Photographer Warren Brinagar started with a potato soup.
But he lost his train of thought when his Philly Cheese Sandwich and fries showed up. The French roll and its' contents were bigger than his head!
And his noggin must be twice the size of his stomach.
He brought half home in a doggie bag for another meal.
With drinks our bill: 19–dollars plus tip.
For huge portions of homemade flavor, make your way to the Morton Family Restaurant.
I'm Eric Shangraw reporting.

The Morton Family Restaurant is on North Morton Avenue right behind the B–P gas station.
1800 N. Morton Ave.
Mon-Fri 5am-3pm
Sat-Sun 6am-3pm
(309)263-4145

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