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The Orange County Register

Article from the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER September 06, 2009

Sugar Shack a Main Street tradition
Bill Borden visits the popular downtown mainstay

Article Tab : Breakfast sandwich: Get your day started with an egg, bacon, tomato and cheese sandwich served on rye toast and a bowl of fruit at the Sugar Shack.

By: Bill Borden
Photo: Curt Seeden

The Sugar Shack
213 ½ Main Street
Huntington Beach
714-536-0355

Breakfast sandwich: Get your day started with an egg, bacon, tomato and cheese sandwich served on rye toast and a bowl of fruit at the Sugar Shack.

What's on the menu: The Shack is primarily a breakfast and lunch place, with any kind of wake-you-up egg dish you have a craving for and possibly the best burgers in Huntington Beach. You will find every manner of sandwich here prepared exactly as you like it.

On Wednesdays, this downtown favorite makes an exception and stays open for dinner, serving its special "Turkey and all the Fixin's." There is a special lunch meal every day, and it is the biggest bargain on Main.

Roast Beef, Meat Loaf, Turkey, Hamburger Steak and Baked Chicken are featured weekdays.

Recommendations:My favorite breakfast here is an egg, bacon, tomato and cheese sandwich served on rye toast. For lunch I like the tuna sandwich and with anything here, a bowl of fresh fruit is just right.

On Wednesdays, it's the Turkey special - fresh roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, dressing and cranberry sauce.

Go early and eat outside if it's sunny or for the real Sugar Shack experience, sit at the counter inside.

What makes this place different:Michele Turner and her family have been operating the landmark eatery since 1967, and they really care about every customer. Michele gets to the kitchen before the sun rises and starts preparing the daily special. If you need a cup of coffee before anything else is open, chances are that her cooks and she will be there.

You will usually see the same wait staff here year after year. Teens start working at the Sugar Shack part-time in high school and stay until they are bringing their children in for Michele to spoil.

Telephone (714) 536-0355