Boston Restaurant Blog -- October, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I definitely have some favorite spots for breakfast south of Boston, including Stars in Hingham, The Venetian in the Jackson Square section of Weymouth, and a handful of others. One that I had never gotten to until recently is Easter's Country Kitchen on Route 53 in Weymouth (right at the Hingham line). And while our meal at Easter's wasn't bad, it didn't quite measure up to some of the other breakfasts I've had in the area over the past few months.
Easter's Country Kitchen is located in a homey old structure that has the feel of a roadside joint in the middle of the countryside. Its rustic interior includes a slanted roof, curtains, a counter area with stools in the front, a partially open kitchen behind the counter, a dining section with booths next to the counter area, and another dining room in the back. Photos of celebrities such as Dolly Parton adorn the walls, while country music plays on the speakers.
The food that we had was mostly decent, but a little inconsistent. The Texas cinnamon French toast was cooked just right and had just enough cinnamon to give the toast some extra flavor without being overwhelming. The scrambled eggs, however, had very little fluffiness, as they were rather hard and dried out. The grits were smooth and creamy and came with enough butter to add some flavor to them, while the home fries were very greasy but had enough in the way of seasoning to make up for the greasy texture somewhat. The coffee was all right, but not the best I've had on the South Shore (I definitely prefer the coffee at Stars). Service was mostly good, as our server was rather gruff but friendly enough and efficient.
I can't say that my trip to Easter's Country Kitchen was a memorable one, but I've certainly been to worse places for breakfast. Although Stars and The Venetian will continue to be places I head to for breakfast while in the area, I may give Easter's another shot in the future, perhaps trying them for lunch at some point.
If you want the address for Easter's Country Kitchen, here it is: Easter's Country Kitchen, 1385 Washington Street (Route 53), East Weymouth, MA, 02189. Phone: (781) 337-4123.
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