My family and I were up and out of the house early this past Saturday and decided we wanted to try somewhere new for breakfast. We have a running spreadsheet of new restaurant ideas so I picked the first place on the list, the Bluebird Restaurant in Norwood. Though I knew the general area it was in (just up Montgomery Road from Surrey Square) I nearly drove right past it. The outside of the restaurant is not easily recognizable and it looks quite small.
Once we stepped through the front door I was amazed at just how large the restaurant really is on the inside. It isn’t very wide but offers plenty of seating with booths lining the entire length of the long right wall. There are also a few other larger tables to fill in the corners plus a large counter area that looks toward the semi-open kitchen. It’s very much an old-time diner, but still seems clean and bright.
Our son was a huge fan of the jukebox that was mounted on the wall just above our chosen booth. For 25 cents you can pick a song to be played throughout the centrally wired system of jukeboxes in every booth. This gave him plenty to do for the short time we had to wait for our food orders to arrive.
I ordered from the ala carte menu and ended up with biscuits and gravy ($3.30), hash browns ($2.30), and bacon ($2.30). The biscuits and gravy were excellent with a nice peppery gravy and plenty of fluffy biscuits. I also was a huge fan of the hash browns, which were cooked perfectly with a bit of a crispness but not overly done. The bacon was also good and plentiful compared to what you normally get for a side of bacon.
My wife ordered the breakfast special – 2 eggs, hash browns or home fries, 1/2 order biscuits and gravy, choice of bacon or sausage (goetta and ham add 50 cents). This was a massive amount of food for the $6.90 price tag. We probably should have paid better attention to what each other were ordering, as we ended up with a lot of duplicates. I did get to steal some of her goetta, which I thought was a little overcooked but still tasty.
We also ordered the children’s pancakes and egg for our son. Again I was able to take a few bites of his pancakes, which I found to be light and fluffy, just as you’d expect. Though he didn’t say it, I think our son agreed with me as he nearly ate an entire pancake and most of his scrambled egg.
Our total for the three of us was $24.18 and we had enough food to take home for another breakfast the following morning. All of our food was tasty and our service couldn’t have been nicer and more efficient. We will definitely be back for more.