A Culture of Food: The Goody Goody Omelet House

In college, they say that your eyes are opened to a world of new experiences. You truly are exposed to a lot of new things. Well when I moved to Wilmington to finish up my bachelors degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington I was exposed and experienced something amazing. When my roommate, who had lived in Wilmington two years before me, found out that I had never been to the Goody Goody Omelet House, we went the next morning. So now here we are 16 years later, I am still going to the Goody Goody Omelet House but now I have introduced my my wife and child to my favorite diner. A place where the food and menu are a constant. That constant is keeping it simple but keeping it delicious.

IMG_6606The menu is simple but there isn’t a thing on the menu that isn’t delicious. If you get there in the morning, the breakfast options are completely amazing. From their famous Spanish omelets (with their homemade Spanish sauce) to traditional eats like sausage, waffles and hash browns. For thirty years, the owners have been serving their delicious dishes. The husband and wife duo of Roscoe “R.B.” Mayhew and his wife, Ida, have always loved serving others. From R.B.’s time as a cook in the United States Navy to their BBQ restaurant to the three Krispy Kreme donut franchises that they owned and operated. But it wasn’t until 1977 when they opened the Goody Goody Omelet House that they knew exactly what they wanted in a restaurant and exactly what the people needed. With their son Ernie, an experienced line cook as well, by their side, they became a delicious diner destination in Wilmington.


Ida herself asks, “why change?” When you have everything from their vast array of breakfast options, delicious hand-pattied hamburgers for their mouth watering cheeseburgers, fluffy waffles, grilled sirloin steaks, roast beef sandwiches, scrumptious pancakes, fried chicken sandwiches, their name sake omelets or anything that your heart could desire; why would you ever have any reason to change? You can’t go wrong with the Goody Goody Omelet House. If you get there and all of the 35 seats are taken, just wait…you won’t be disappointed.



You can visit the Goody Goody Omelet House at 3817 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 from 6 AM to 2 PM Monday through Saturday and 7 AM through 2 PM on Sunday.



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