Mike’s Galley

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Looking for the best breakfast (or lunch) in Daytona Beach? Look no further – at Mike’s Galley, you’ll find it. Even better? It’s just a short 2 minute drive or even a 20 minute walk from the Bahama House. A cool touch is their selection of trivia cards on every table – the perfect thing to distract you from your hunger while you wait for the delicious food you’re soon to be served.

Mike's Galley - Best Breakfast - 2012 and 2013 TripAdvisor Awards

It’s the perfect place for everything from pancakes, eggs and bacon, or even a large selection of burgers and fries. What’s even better is their selection of baked goods – everything from muffins to cinnamon rolls, that you can enjoy there or in the comfort of your own room. Or maybe, even on the beach!

I am pretty biased, because I’ve never had a bad meal at Mike’s. If I had to recommend my two favorite items, I would say go for the following:

mikes galley3– The Turkaco Sandwich: A perfect combination of their in-house roasted turkey, fresh avocado, and swiss. All melted into deliciousness on their freshly baked wheat bread. It also comes with your choice of side, which range from salads and soups to house cut french fries. I’m getting hungry just writing about it! Their list of sandwiches takes up an entire page of the menu, so you’re sure to find the perfect sandwich or burger for whatever you’re in the mood for.

-A Mike’s Mix: Three scrambled eggs with cheese – with a super long list of various delicious combinations. I like the California mix, which combines spinach, mushrooms, swiss cheese, and bacon so much that I’ve never tried anything else! I’ve sampled all of their potato sides, and my favorite are their hashbrowns. You can also choose grits; and, of course,  a variety of their freshly baked breads (my favorite is the rye YUM) or an English muffin. Could it get any better than that? *Hint* No!

My Mom prefers to keep things simpler: ordering two scrambled eggs, bacon, a side of grits (she is a connoisseur of grits and LOVES theirs), and also rye toast. Their freshly brewed iced tea is another favorite of hers. However, my sister has had a burger and fries many times and will vouch for their deliciousness. I keep using that word, but just writing this blog post is making me hungry! If you’re looking for breakfast foods other than eggs, have no fear – they also have a large selection of pancakes, waffles, and what they call “Mike’s Fabulous French Toast.” Just from the name, I can tell it’s delicious.

Now, on to an entirely different category – their freshly baked sweets. Looking for a cinnamon bun the size of your head? Come to Mike’s Galley. How about a rotating selection of muffins? Come to Mike’s Galley. I’ve sampled both their cinnamon rolls (I split one with my sister) and a very large blueberry muffin, and both were AMAZING.

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So – in conclusion: If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast (served from open until close) or lunch, or even just a bakery item, stop by Mike’s Galley from 7am to 2pm every day. Then, go back to the Bahama House and bask in the sun by the pool deck or take a relaxing walk on the beach. mikes galley5