If you’ve been in the Cape Fear region long enough, you’ve at least heard of Goody Goody Omelet House. Visiting the old-fashioned breakfast and lunch spot is quite the experience. To be sure, if you’ve been there, you know how good the food is, and the many options available on the menu to please your appetite.
The late R.B. Mayhew and his wife Ida set up shop on Market Street over forty years ago, and their son Ernie helped to get things started in the beginning. Ernie Mayhew and his son Duane operate the family business today and the staff’s faces are familiar to regulars as well, lead chef Dave and his counterpart Fred have been working the line for as long as Cape Fear Caller can remember.
Whether it’s the Spanish omelet – served with a topping of Mrs. Mayhew’s signature salsa recipe – or a cheeseburger with fries, there aren’t any wrong choices to be made concerning the menu which offers simple choices for customers to order. My personal favorite is a western omelet with cheese, shredded hash browns, and grilled biscuits. However, the good food that I visit this staple institution on a weekly basis, it’s the relationships with staff and patrons that I’ve developed while in attendance.
Do yourself a favor and visit the building with the orange roof just north of the railroad tracks, if you haven’t already, and experience it for yourself. You can find more information about Goody Goody Omelet House by visiting their website.