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The Pitts Stop Restaurant is a small, dive-like, "mom and pop" restaurant, located in a run-down section of Sacramento, next to a tire stop.  I had heard about this restaurant for a couple of years, and a couple of weeks ago, Good Day Sacramento came to visit, and put them on live television, which convinced me, when it was my turn, to choose Pitts Stop, when it was my turn to choose the meeting location of the Sacramento Breakfast Club.

Photo:  Unless you were looking for Pitt Stop Restaurant, you'd almost miss it, as this small sign, and the name of the restaurant painted on the door, are the only indication you're about to enter a fine restaurant.  It's located next to a tire store, in a very dumpy commercial building, with apartments on the second story.  Thank goodness the restaurant serves lunch and dinner only - they're serious about breakfast - as it's located in a run-down section of town.  There are many unique features of Pitt Stop Restaurant, and one of them was the outside restroom that seemed to be in need of service.

Photo:  As you walk into the restaurant, you will see the breakfast counter, lined with well-worn, and mis-matched stools, that appear to seat about a dozen diners.  There are a couple of small tables in the room as well, with mis-matched furniture.  The kitchen can be seen through the door, near the rear of the photo.  We chose to eat in the small dining room, which is entered through a door, and appears to be an add-on.  It too is small, as it only has about eight tables, and the room is oddly shaped.  The decor appears to be 1970's vintage, is shabby, and needs a serious facelift, but it's unique, as Pitt Stop Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind restaurant, and offers a dining experience that you don't want to miss.

Not only is the dining area of the restaurant small, but so are the number of employees, as there are exactly two, who are a husband wife team.  Husband takes orders, waits tables, pours coffee, busses tables, removes plates, and works the cash register.  Wife, Denise, cooks, and between cooking duties, waits tables, and chats with customers. These two friendly people work hard, but always have a smile on their face, and are happy to chat with customers. On this Friday morning, there were only a handful of other customers, and the time it took from taking our orders to when the food was placed on our table, was about 15 minutes.  Denise told us a couple of weeks ago, when they were on live television, many people packed to the restaurant, and the wait time was over an hour, as there only the two of them.  During our visit, our coffee cups were constantly refilled, and we were served ice water, which is always a good thing.

Photo:  Our friendly hostess, co-owner, cook, and greeter, wears many hats, and chats with Jeff after placing his breakfast on the table.  Despite being very busy, she was happy to chat with us, and even took our photo, as per my request.  Husband took our orders, but both husband and wife brought our food to the table.

Pitt Stop Restaurant is open from 0600 to 1400, for breakfast and lunch only, so you know they're dead-serious about breakfast, and you'll be treated to a delicious breakfast when you visit them.  The menu features a wide variety of breakfast favorites, and has something for every taste.  There were a few items that caught my eye, including S.O.S., which is ground beef on toast, S.O.B., which is ground beef on biscuits, and Spam and eggs! There are only a handful of Sacramento restaurants that serve S.O.S. or S.O.B., but Pitt Stop is the only restaurant in Sacramento that serves Spam and eggs.  So, I was torn between S.O.S. - I ate lots of that fine dish while serving in the Navy - S.O.B., or Spam and eggs.  I finally settled on S.O.B., as our server flatly told me that it is better than S.O.S., so I took him at his word.

Photo:  My delicious breakfast of SOB, which is ground beef, mixed with lots of gravy, served on a fresh, in-house made biscuits, and two eggs, in my case, fried over easy.  This breakfast was delicious, and definitely not something that you'll find a most chain restaurants.  As you can see, it's delicious, the presentation is attractive, and the portion is generous.  Pitt Stop Restaurant serves a delicious breakfast!

As I mentioned, I had difficulty choosing between the "Stuff On Biscuit" breakfast, or the Spam and eggs.  So that means one of these days, I'll just have to stop by, possible by myself, to I can sample their Spam and eggs, as I love nothing more than to explore, and write about unique breakfast opportunities.

Photo:  On this Friday, March 14, 2014, today's members of the Sacramento Breakfast Club appear to be distracted, as our friendly server and cook, Denise, snapped our photo.  Left to right, Jeff Brown, Sharlene Rench, and Eric Rench.  

This restaurant is a favorite of locals, and you almost feel like a member of an extended family.  There is nothing fancy about the restaurant, including mis-matched furniture, shabby decor, and non-working lights, but that makes the dining experience even more fun.  The Pitts Stop Restaurant is as unique for Sacramento as it gets, and a "diamond in the rough" that every Sacramento diner should check out.

The Pitts Stop Restaurant
6610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95823
916 391-1559

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