Posted by: Eating The Road | December 1, 2009

Kel’s Kitchen

Kel’s Kitchen
Address: 800 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: (972) 238-5357
Known For: Breakfast
What I had: 3 Pancakes (1 pecan, 1 blueberry & 1 chocolate chip), grits, hashbrowns & biscuit.
Price: $7.00
Rating: 8 out of 10

Kel’s Kitchen is just south of Dallas in Richardson, it’s located in a shopping center that looks like it’s seen it’s better days. I arrived 10 minutes before their 7:00 AM Sunday opening time but they already had their signs on and doors unlocked so I asked it I could saddle up to the bar and they of course had no problem with this. The first thing was a glass of water which was served in a Texas size glass, it must’ve been 64 oz….awesome.

I had a tough time choosing between the different breakfasts. They actually don’t have too many choices but they all looked really good. The migas (eggs, potatoes, tortilla chips and tortillas) looked incredible. I ended up getting 3 pancakes (1 pecan, 1 blueberry & 1 chocolate chip), hashbrowns cooked crisp, grits and a free biscuit because it didn’t come out of the tray nicely and “it broke, so you can have it darling”.

As the water foreshadowed, this was a Texas size breakfast…and it was a great way to start the day. The blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes were okay, they were just what you’d expect but the pecan pancake was tremendous. All three were nice and fluffy but the nuttiness of the pecan was just what I wanted. The hasbrowns were good and cooked how I had asked (crispy) and not too greasy. The grits were fantastic, with some butter and honey. The biscuit was one of the best biscuits I’d had in a while, it was fresh from the oven, piping hot and flaky. It was easy to tell that they were making everything from scratch and that they put a lot of care into what they cook. Everything was very fresh and tasted as in mom was in the kitchen in her apron.

The waitress chatted with me the whole time and was super friendly. There were a couple locals but it was pretty quiet otherwise. If you’re looking for a really good breakfast, large portions and a great price, stop into Kel’s Kitchen for sure. Worst case you’ll leave with a full belly, a smile on your face and probably a good story to retell.

Full Stack of Pancakes

Full Stack of Pancakes

Grits & Hashbrowns

Grits & Hashbrowns

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Sep 6, 2009 @ 7:00



  1. I would automatically give bonus points to any place where the female staff called me “darling.”

  2. all that looks so good! i love grits, although im on the side of no sweet in them just some butter please.

  3. Glad you enjoyed my review and your meal at Kel’s. I’ve added a link to your website on my site. Safe travels, Steve

    • Awesome, and thanks for coming over here to read mine πŸ™‚

  4. I couldn’t find any restaurant named Kel’s in Richardson south of Dallas. There’s a nice one in Richardson north of Dallas and their chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, black eyed peas and gravy are to die for. Literally. It’s delicious and it will coat your arteries with bad stuff, which is why you go there.

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