🙂 = Easy parking, interesting menu, kids menu, kids eat free
🙁 = No changing tables
Hours: Mon-Sun 7A-9P
Note: The restrooms don’t have changing tables but they are large singles, so if you needed to change an older baby/toddler standing up you would be able to. Beware of the candy and toy machines in the entrance to the restaurant, they are hard to get past with a toddler or a preschooler without giving in to their request for yet another bouncy ball that will get lost in approximately 3 seconds.
Like all kids we are morning people, never giving mommy and daddy a chance to sleep in, so they often take us out to breakfast on the weekends, sometimes quite early. At that hour, there aren’t a whole lot of options for breakfast in the Dover area, but Speedway Café is located on Route 13 near Dover Downs and is open 7 days a week at 7:00AM so we decided to give it a try. Formerly Ichiban, a Japanese restaurant, the layout and décor of the Café still remains nearly identical to how it appeared in the hands of the previous owners so we were a little worried about what kind of breakfast place they were bringing us too but they promised us it would be good!
We were seated at one of the large wooden booths, which admittedly, are not the most comfortable to sit on. We quickly learned that this was not the best place to sit with a high chair because the end of the table has a wide leg which prevented us from pulling it all the way up. My younger brother thought it was fun to repeatedly push off from that table support and move the highchair even further from the table out in to the walkway, which was funny to us and not so much for our parents. I heard my mommy say if you are going to check out the Café and you have a child in a high chair, DO NOT sit at the wooden booths.
The breakfast menu has some unique items on it like the zorbas omelette with gyro meat, feta and tomatoes or the loaded waffle served with fruit topping/ice cream, 2 eggs and meat. The children’s breakfast menu has a couple of standard choices. We opted to go for the 2-2-2 special (not on the children’s menu) for my brother and I to split, since it included 2 eggs, 2 pancakes or French toast and 2 sausages or slices of bacon, more than enough food for two hungry boys like us! The sausage links were a good size and a big hit with my younger brother – my parents couldn’t get it cut up fast enough for his little fingers! Kids drinks are included with a meal from the children’s menu, but milk and juice has an upcharge. They are served in a styrofoam coffee cup with a lid which isn’t the sturdiest for little hands, so every time we tried to squeeze it the lid could pop off, which kept mommy and daddy on their toes!
While we waited for our food, the waitress brought over a coloring book and a cup of crayons which is always nice, and my brother and I didn’t get bored while waiting to eat. We ended up hanging out in the entrance area for a little while when my kids got antsy at the table and I was glad that there was a bench out there so we had a place to sit. I’m happy we have a place mommy and daddy can take us on weekends when we are up before the sun!