Johnny Boy’s Pancake House
Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mexican, $$$
Widely considered to be the best breakfast place in all of Rutland county, Johnny Boy’s Pancake House is a family-owned and operated restaurant. It serves up hearty breakfast dishes to locals, tourists, and passers-by, seven days a week, all year ’round. Every dish at Johnny Boy’s is made from fresh, quality ingredients. Many of these ingredients are sourced from the local area. Established in 2003 with the opening of their original Killington location, Johnny Boy’s quickly became known for offering generous portions of tasty food at reasonable prices. They gained a reputation for serving ‘the best breakfast on the mountain’. Eventually, the family wanted to bring the concept down the mountain, so they opened up the Rutland location in July of 2010. Inside a building that was once a beverage redemption center, the Rutland Johnny Boy’s makes its guests feel like they are having a meal at someone’s home. This is thanks to the cozy atmosphere created by owner Luanne. Patrons love the Mexican and Montreal scrambles, sausage waffles, fresh fruit pancakes served with authentic Vermont maple syrup, biscuits and sausage gravy, salmon omelets, French toast, and country potatoes. In addition, the restaurant’s version of the classic eggs Benedict is truly special. It is served with thick slices of Canadian bacon, poached eggs, and ‘salsa cheese’ on an English muffin. The Bloody Mary and mimosas are also the perfect brunch drinks.