It’s not often that I have a Monday off but this week I did. So, I took advantage of that time and went to have breakfast with my guest.

We visited Nick’s Family Restaurant, located at 210 South Austin in Denison. They are open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Facility: When I pulled in I noticed the sign said Nick’s Family Restaurant. And seeing the sign, I thought how cool that his whole family is involved in this business.

There is plenty of parking behind this establishment, as well as on the south side of the building. It was a little after 9 a.m. and the lot was full.

When we entered the building the woman at the register greeted us immediately and invited us to take a seat. We selected a booth in the corner and settled in. The one thing I noticed as we sat there was the waitresses appear to know everyone by name and most of what they normally order when they come in for breakfast.

Food: A waitress came to the table for our drink order and we both wanted to enjoy a cup of coffee ($1.25).

We visited for a bit before we decided on what we would like for breakfast. There was a different waitress that ask us what we wanted. I ordered the bacon and cheese omelet for $8.99. It came with hash browns and two biscuits. This is a three-egg, fluffy omelet with cheese and bacon — cooked perfectly. The hash browns were crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. The biscuits were soft and served warm with butter.

My guest ordered the lumberjack combo for $10.99. This included eggs, sausage, bacon, ham steak, hash browns and a side of cinnamon French toast. A wonderful combination of basic breakfast items with a side of sweet cinnamon toast. All throughout the meal different waitresses would come and refill coffee and ask if we needed anything or just to take plates from the table.

Final Thoughts: One thing I would comment on is our food was delivered quickly and the waitresses watch all of the patrons in this facility to make sure all of us have a good experience. This store was clean and the staff was on point.

So what I learned this morning is that although I thought the sign was promoting Nick’s family, it’s apparent that inside the entire staff functions as a family. We didn’t have one waitress. I counted five that were interacting with us to make sure we had all we needed.

Whether you work there or eat there, you feel like family. Does it really get any better than that? What a beautiful way to start the day.