Too shell-shocked to stage a proper burial, the king's cavalry instead memorialized Humpty Dumpty in smash-hit rap singles and omelets covered in Purple Hearts. Stage a delicious memorial service with today's Groupon, which nets you a glut of eggy fare and more at one of The Cracked Egg's four locations in Las Vegas and Henderson (see the sidebar). Choose between the following options:
- $7 for $15 worth of breakfast, lunch, and beverages redeemable Monday through Friday
- $7 for $15 worth of breakfast, lunch, and beverages redeemable Saturday or Sunday
The local owners of The Cracked Egg whip up fresh, bountiful portions of the versatile ovular treat and much more in a warm, intimate setting for both breakfast and lunch. Their menu lumbers with creative choices, including a plentitude of gluten-free options. The eggs Benedict ($9.95) is the savory and lawful choice of hollandaise-glazed poachers, and omelets like the El Vaquero ($9.95) arrive fluffier and foldier than the finest edible cashmere sweaters. Noshers in need of a homespun sugar kick can neighbor a Mexican Skillet ($9.25) with a delectable slice of homemade coffee cake ($3.25).
The friendly service carries on to lunch until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Unlock your dormant third stomach and load up on fresh salads such as the stuffed avocado ($9.95) or breadier fare such as the house original sandwich ($9.50), a lumbering hulk of roast beef, cream cheese, and your choice of side (seasoned potatoes, potato salad, or fresh fruit) and a pickle ($9.50).
Readers of the Las Vegas Review- Journal named The Cracked Egg the Best Place for Breakfast for 2010, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal itself reviewed and featured The Cracked Egg recently. Las Vegas Weekly also featured the restaurant. Yelpers give the restaurant an average of four stars and 88% of more than 100 Urbanspooners recommend it.
- The Cracked Egg clearly has its own way of doing things -- and for the customer's benefit. The menu notes that its Sin City Skillets are layered atop its seasoned potatoes. What's nice about this is that you can order your eggs any style, because it's not all mooshed up together. – Heidi Knapp Rinella, Las Vegas Review-Journal
- One of the best breakfast items is a signature coffee cake, served warm from the oven. I like the one with a mixed-berry bottom, but pumpkin, cinnamon and other flavors that are changed every so often are good, too. Huge omelets and skillet breakfasts are served with terrific hash browns, golden and crisp. Biscuits come smothered in rich gravy laced with bits of sausage, a trucker’s dream and an internist’s nightmare. – Max Jacobson, Las Vegas Weekly