During Spring Break, I was able to try a new restaurant called Stacked at Evergreen Park. They currently have two locations open: the one I went to and one in Crestwood. This restaurant was so unique to me because the menu focused on gourmet style favorites and hidden twists on the usual breakfast foods we enjoy. The environment was colorful and upbeat, the main colors were bright reds and yellows. The interior design of the restaurant was super cute and modern. The hours of opening are 8am- 2pm, and they offer a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch options on their menu. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here, so here’s a little overview of my experience while I was there.
At first glance of this menu, I was immediately amazed by the sheer amount of different dishes they had to offer. The breakfast menu was condensed under categories of skillets, omelets, pancakes, waffles, specialties, french toast, crepes and benedicts. Automatically, you’d think that it’s a regular set up, but here is where the twist comes in. Pancakes, crepes, waffles and french toast order come in such unique and bold favors that normal restaurants wouldn’t have. Examples of these: oreo, strawberry cheesecake, red velvet, banana foster, lemon blueberry! As far as the skillets, they are combinations of hashbrowns, eggs, and your choice of toppings. Omelets were the usual choice of toppings, with eggs and sides provided for most meals.
On the lunch side of the menu, the vast majority are different kinds of sandwiches such as BLT, Turkey Club, Reuben, Grilled Ham and Cheese and Tuna Melts. The Pick 3 allows you to choose between one of those listed along with soup, and choice of fries. Handmade soups are also available by themselves in small or large. Salads are offered in the form of cobb, caesar, berry and sweet honey chicken. The prices are quite reasonable as well! The typical meal costs $10.99-$11.99, and the speciality items are about a dollar extra. The sides/add ons range from $1.99- $2.99 (if not with the meal), which is always appreciated because it’s affordable, provides variety, and has safe locations.
When we first got there, it was really crowded, which is understandable because it’s a popular restaurant and it was around the midday shift. The parking lot is really tiny, so we were fighting for our lives to get a decent enough parking space to not get towed. However, we did figure it out and put our names down for a table where we waited a solid 30 minutes. The waiting area was also packed, as I expected.
When we were seated, we were greeted with a super friendly waiter. Also, I would like to acknowledge the fact that the waiter was super patient with us when we wanted substitutions for things the meal usually wouldn’t come with. I ordered the chicken and waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream along with an order of scrambled eggs.
I would rate my food a 10/10 hands down. It was amazing! The waffle was perfectly cooked, the strawberries were fresh and that combination was very refreshing. The chicken was chicken tenders, which were also amazing. They were nicely crisp and a decent portion size for what I expected. The eggs came a little more bland than expected, which is expected due to dietary restrictions restaurants usually try to follow, so I added my own spices, and it turned out a lot better. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at the restaurant and would highly recommend it to those looking for new places to eat!