Best Breakfast Spot

1st Place: The Nucleus
2nd Place: Altoona Family Restaurant
3rd Place: Randy’s Family Restaurant

For your most important meal of the day, head to The Nucleus (405 Water St., Eau Claire) for cleverly named entrees like El Presidente. With a wide range of breakfast items from classic Belgian-style waffles to specialty omelets and scramblers, you really can’t go wrong. Another favorite (and you can tell by the packed parking lot) is Altoona Family Restaurant (2000 N. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona) where the omelets and skillets are truly egg-cellent. For fast and friendly service and some good home-style breakfast, Randy’s Family Restaurant (1132 W. MacArthur Ave., Eau Claire) has you covered. Don’t forget to dress up your pancakes with toasted almonds, bananas, or even chocolate chips. — Pan Thao