TASTE TEST: Aunt Sally's will cook you up a Hawaiian Omelette

Aunt Sally's in Calumet City has a Hawaiian Omelette on the menu.

The owner of Aunt Sally's in Calumet City claimed to have "one of the best breakfasts in the south suburbs" in a Times of Northwest Indiana article in 1994.

The same could be argued today about the family-style restaurant, which usually draws big crowds for breakfast. The traditional diner at 1215 Burnham Ave., north of River Oaks Drive, has your usual array of bacon, eggs, waffles and pancake, as well as a dash of character, including a warning on the menu that it's "not responsible for well done meat items."

Where it really excels is omelettes, which go beyond the standard offerings of Denver, Greek and Farmer's. Aunt Sally's will whip you up a Four Cheese Omelette, a Taco Conquistador Omelette, a Pizza Omelette or its Fruit Filled Low Cholesterol Omelette with apple, blueberry, cherry or strawberry.

The Hawaiian Omelette is made with diced ham and pecans, and topped with pineapple and cherry. The sweet fruit contrasts nicely with the salty ham, as do the crunchy pecans with the fluffy eggs.

The presentation is great with slices on pineapple and maraschino smiling up at you. It comes complete with hearty hash browns and well-buttered toast.

For more information, call (708) 868-2620 or find Aunt Sally's on Facebook.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.