Ginger Sue’s serves up delicious breakfast and lunch fare in the heart of Historic Downtown Liberty, Missouri. You definitely won’t leave hungry!
In October, OSU football had a bye week so I took the opportunity to spend a weekend in Nebraska. My friend Dave was the interim Athletic Director at the time, I hadn’t seen my friend Peg in years, and Nebraska had a home football game.
I always research places to eat on a road trip. However, I also know one of 3 things will happen
- When the time comes, I lose all inspiration in my choice
- I see another place I would rather visit
- I suck at directions, and my choice isn’t anywhere near where I am
On Thursday night I stayed with friends in Kansas City on my way to Nebraska. And of course, all 3 of those things happened when it was time for breakfast Friday morning. I didn’t want to do fast food, because fast food gets old, and that wouldn’t help one bit for the blog. So after regrouping and driving in circles in the rain, I ended up in Historic Downtown Liberty.
This is such a cute area, and I would love to explore, but not much was open at 8am. And it was still raining. And I was hungry. So after 10 minutes of indecision between 2 restaurants, I chose Ginger Sue’s.
A family owned breakfast and lunch restaurant, Ginger Sue’s is open 6:30AM-2:30PM daily. The Liberty location is the flagship, with 2 more locations in Lee’s Summit and Olathe.
Ginger Sue’s isn’t very big, but that’s part of the charm. The staff knows the regulars and greets them by name. That’s the kind of local restaurant I love. There were only a few other guests when I arrived, and I chose to sit at a high-top table near the front bay window.
The breakfast menu is large, and includes scrambles, omelettes, pancakes, and breakfast specialties. On the drink side, Ginger Sue’s offers a variety of coffees, plus smoothies and soft drinks, milk and juice. I don’t do well with large menus, so I started with coffee.
My server was very and knowledgeable, and gave me a few recommendations: West coast omelette, French toast, Ginger’s Classic, and any Benedict. I had a Benedict the day before for breakfast at HomeGrown. On top of that, the special of the week was pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon butter.
I finally decided on the West Coast Omelette, mainly because it comes with avocado and bacon.
Oh my gosh, the omelette is so delicious. I don’t typically do salsa on an omelette, but this homemade salsa is well worth it. Has a kick, but its not overpowering. The seasoned bacon is to die for, and the cream avocado works so well with the other omelette ingredients.
I almost swapped out fresh fruit for one of the carbs. I’m so glad I didn’t…the red potatoes are seasoned with rosemary, garlic, salt & pepper, and pan-fried crispy. The warm, fresh-baked biscuit melts in your mouth.
As I paid my bill, the server offered me a to-go coffee. That’s a common practice at regular restaurants, but I’ve never had that happen at a breakfast spot. Great customer service, and much-needed since I had a 3-hour drive ahead of me.
I’m so glad I discovered Ginger Sue’s. It is the #1 rated restaurant in Liberty on TripAdvisor. I can understand why, as it got progressively more crowded during my visit. Next time I’m in the area, I will definitely return.