Interior of Scrambled Diner

Pictured is the interior of The Scrambled Diner in Dyer.

For the past five years, The Scrambled Diner in Dyer has offered a selection of creative breakfast and lunch items. The menu's array of recipes can often definitely be categorized as out of the ordinary fare.

The restaurant, which is located in Prairie Center strip mall, is owned by Ben and Jennifer Moore.

At the eatery, which opened in 2010, food fans will find an assortment of dishes, including pancakes, wraps, omelets, breakfast sandwiches and assorted savory lunch items.

During a recent interview and visit to the restaurant, Ben Moore said he features his own recipes on the menu. The dishes are all homemade and created with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

When Moore and his wife Jennifer opened The Scrambled Diner, he said it was their aim to have a cozy breakfast eatery focusing on a "from scratch" cooking concept.

Moore, who is a chef, said he never tires of experimenting with new dishes.

"I've experimented and learned as I went along," Moore said, about cooking and developing food items for his menu.

In a past interview, Moore, who is a graduate of the Kendall College culinary program, said it's important for him to do everything "from scratch."

While Moore originally thought he'd serve breakfast several hours in the morning and then offer a lunch menu, customers desire both options all day.

Guests visiting The Scrambled Diner will also find they can watch food selections being made in the open kitchen at the restaurant. Starring on the menu at the eatery are items such as Bananas Foster Pancakes ( $9); The Orchard Wrap, ($7); the popular Tangled Up in Blue Omelet ($9.50); The Boston Skillet, featuring crab and other items ($12.50) and more.


Eloise writes about food and entertainment for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight children in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.