Perfect Soft Scrambled Eggs At Lillie Mae’s Place

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - by Janet Wilson

We hadn’t been to Lillie Mae’s Place since the first year they were open. Recently I’ve been getting E-mails from people reminding me about their breakfast, so we decided to make a return visit to 4712 Dayton Boulevard for a Saturday morning breakfast. The place was packed and we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated.

There are three pages of breakfast items! I made my choice from the Breakfast Specials section, priced at $3.75, including drink (coffee, tea or soft drink). The two items under this section were either two pancakes with bacon or sausage or two eggs, also with bacon or sausage, a choice of grits or gravy and toast or biscuits. What a great deal!

I ordered the two eggs with sausage, grits and biscuits. When the server asked how I wanted my eggs, I asked if she thought the cook would know how to prepare soft scrambled. She said she felt sure they would, so I said “no one else does, so I’m going to give it a shot”. You would not believe my eggs. They were absolutely PERFECT!!! I don’t understand why other restaurants can’t figure it out.

Wayne decided on the three egg Country Man Omelet ($6.75) prepared with ham, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cheese and sour cream. All omelets are served with biscuits or toast and gravy or grits.

In addition to the usual breakfast items, Lillie Mae’s has sandwiches, biscuit sandwiches, French toast and oatmeal. Breakfast meats include a 10-ounce ribeye, pork chops, grilled chicken, country ham, smoked ham, and bologna.

Monday through Friday they offer daily specials such as chicken fried steak, homemade salmon patties, and meat loaf. The 21 side items include fried green tomatoes, fried squash, turnip greens, white beans, dressing and mashed potatoes. The specials are priced at $5.95 and include two veggies, bread and drink. The Friday special is $6.95 and is a choice of fresh breaded catfish or a six-piece large shrimp plate, both of which include slaw and hush puppies and a choice of fries or fried corn on the cob.

Daily menu items include chicken livers, smoked roast beef, chicken and dressing and several other entrees priced from $6.25 to $10.95. Lillie Mae’s also has sandwiches, burgers and homemade desserts.

Lillie Mae’s is a place that offers good southern cooking at a very reasonable price and has certainly built a following. For some reason, the building reminds me of a small warehouse.

Hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. (breakfast served until 11:30 a.m.) and Saturday until 1:00, when breakfast is the only meal served.

Share your opinions with us at Chattanooga Dine Out We have now surpassed a membership of 300. I would like to remind readers that in order to post comments, you need to verify after you sign-up and receive an E-mail from Chattanooga Dine Out. There are a few people who still need to do that, so please check to see if you might be one of those very few.

Lillie Mae’s Place is at 4712 Dayton Blvd.
Lillie Mae’s Place is at 4712 Dayton Blvd.

Nashville’s Top Sports Bar Jonathan’s Grille Coming To Jordan Crossing

Dave & Buster's Hiring 240 Positions At New Chattanooga Location

Heaven & Ale Brewing Company Expanding To Main Street; Lookouts Split Off Concessions Business


Wolftever Development announced that Jonathan’s Grille will be the latest addition to its Jordan Crossing development at Exit 1 on I-75. The Nashville-based sports grille will be located on Camp ... (click for more)

Dave & Buster’s is set to open on Monday, March 16, and is now looking to hire 240 individuals to join the team. There are both front and back-of-house positions available, including servers, ... (click for more)

Heaven & Ale Brewing Company is expanding the brand with the opening of a new location at 338 E. Main Street. Owner of the business, Joseph Windland Jr., was approved for a consumer / carry-out ... (click for more)


Dining

Nashville’s Top Sports Bar Jonathan’s Grille Coming To Jordan Crossing

Wolftever Development announced that Jonathan’s Grille will be the latest addition to its Jordan Crossing development at Exit 1 on I-75. The Nashville-based sports grille will be located on Camp Jordan Parkway across from Bass Pro Shops and TopGolf. “We were initially drawn to the Chattanooga market due to the exciting growth that is happening there and we look forward to bringing ... (click for more)

Dave & Buster's Hiring 240 Positions At New Chattanooga Location

Dave & Buster’s is set to open on Monday, March 16, and is now looking to hire 240 individuals to join the team. There are both front and back-of-house positions available, including servers, bartenders, hosts, line cooks, game techs and more. Interest candidates should complete an online application at daveandbusters.com/careers. Located at Hamilton Place Mall, the new ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man, 22, Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash On Morris Hill Road Friday Evening

A man, 22, was killed Friday evening in an accident on Morris Hill Road. At approximately 8:58 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Unit responded to 2115 Morris Hill Road on a single-vehicle traffic crash. A Ford Expedition was traveling north on Morris Hill Road when it left the roadway and struck a metal power pole. Chattanooga Fire Department and ... (click for more)

Man Paid By Doctor To Kill His Wife And Her Male Companion At Mountain Shadows Gets Out Of Prison

A man who was given a life sentence for carrying out a paid "hit" on a doctor's wife has been released from prison. Former Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Jeremy Ingram just before leaving office. Governor Haslam said Ingram had "undergone a transformation" while behind bars. His office said Ingram was 18 at the time and that he will be subject to additional supervision ... (click for more)

Opinion

We Are Not Doing Enough To Help Our Troubled Kids

Suicide in teens is on the rise. What is going on and where are we slipping up? We find that it is more important to discuss politics, than it is to discuss children taking their own life. Bullying leads to depression, isolation, social media plays a big role in bullying, and these warning signs can lead to suicide. You cannot go on social media and not ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Best 150 In The Last 150

During last week’s College Football Championship, the ESPN network teased us with the first 11 of the Top 150 College Football Players of all time. In this new year of 2020, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the college game and ESPN will offer more delights than a Whitman’s Sampler. But, brother, I don’t care what kind of 20-20 vision you may boast, the reality of such ... (click for more)