The Short Course:
To avoid wait: Visit during an off-peak time or call ahead for seating
Noise level: Average.
Bathroom amenities: Clean.
High chairs? Yes.
Kids’ menu? Yes, plus many kid-friendly options on the main menu
Anything healthy for kids? Yes.
Food allergy concerns? Speak with your server about specific allergy concerns. Breakfast is a versatile meal and Scramblers offers a wide array of choices.
For Findlay natives, it’s hard to imagine the number of times they’ve driven past Scramblers on Main Street. Located in the heart of downtown, Scramblers offers an array of delectable breakfast and lunch options. And their “call ahead seating” option makes it easy for busy families!
Cozy and spacious
We visited Scramblers early on a rainy Saturday morning. My husband, Jeremy, dropped us off right in front so we could avoid the pouring weather, and we found a welcoming entryway through the double set of glass doors. With multiple tables arranged throughout several rooms, Scramblers easily accommodates groups of any size. If you enjoy people watching, ask for a window table, overlooking Main Street, with a prime view of downtown. We sat in the back of the restaurant, near the (very clean) restrooms, arriving at about 8:45am. Throughout our meal, the large restaurant slowly filled.
The hostess took our drink orders and our girls happily colored while Jeremy and I looked over the expansive menu.
A good problem to have
From omelettes to breakfast sandwiches to three versions of Eggs Benedict, Scramblers offers an incredible selection for any diet, craving or appetite. Smaller servings of main dishes, such as short stacks of pancakes and two egg omelettes, are also available. Gluten-free and vegetarian items are identified, and the calorie count for each meal is also included on the menu.
Although the kids quickly made their selections, Jeremy and I struggled to choose. After finally deciding on, and placing, our orders, we settled in to wait for our meals, sipping on coffee (refilled with a personal, insulated carafe) and watching the rain. People continued to sit down. Servers threaded through the large restaurant with plates of food and steaming mugs of coffee.
I chose the timeless “Traditional Benny”— two poached eggs atop a slice of ham and toasted English muffin all smothered in Hollandaise Sauce. Smokey and creamy with a touch of saltiness, the dish offered perfectly balanced flavors while the textures of the soft, fluffy poached eggs contrasted with the toasted English muffin.
Jeremy opted for a bacon and cheese omelette, which included crumbled bacon and a generous amount of American cheese while the other half of the plate held a heaping portion of crispy hashbrowns, a hearty start to a rainy spring day.
With the option of a standard breakfast or a “Smiley Face Pancake,” I’m sure you can guess what the girls picked! Served with a choice of either bacon or sausage, the Smiley Face Pancake is a cheery plate-sized pancake with whipped cream eyes, a strawberry nose and bacon or sausage mouth.
Leland, our nine-year-old son, wanted French Toast, but the kids’ portion seemed too small for him. He ordered a short stack from the regular menu, which he dove into with glee. He later reported that the French Toast was “really good” and that “the crust was a little crunchy, which is good, and the rest was soft, but not soggy.”
Perfect for appetites, and groups, or any size
A large restaurant with an extensive menu that accommodates dietary restrictions, Scramblers is an ideal location for a group of any size or age range. Whether you’re a health nut or imagining a more indulgent meal, Scramblers provides the dish to satisfy your tastebuds. After all, there’s a reason Scramblers (or, “Café Marie” to us “old schoolers”) has remained downtown for decades. Just be sure to call ahead to snag one of those coveted window seats.
516 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-2121 | scramblersrestaurants.com
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Open daily: 6:30am-3pm