Cleveland Magazine Recognition

ClevelandMagazine-LogoCleveland Magazine has named the Elsie Combo as one of the 30 best breakfast sandwiches in Cleveland!

The Elsie Combo

Tommy’s Restaurant

The menu at Tommy’s Restaurant is just as much about community as it is the food. Since 1972, chef and owner Tommy Fello has been cooking whatever customers can throw at him — then naming the dish after the creator. The Elsie Combo ($5.99) is no exception. Homesick John Carroll University students Mark and Mike McCue asked Fello to whip up their mother Elsie’s triple-decker breakfast sandwich. Three slices of toasted white bread are loaded with tomato, lettuce, two eggs, American cheese, bacon, mayonnaise and fresh-ground peanut butter. “It seemed kind of strange,” says Fello. “But I just made it.” It’s been on the menufor around 32 years now. “When people try it, they absolutely love it,” he says. Mon-Fri 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sat 7:30-11:30 a.m., Sun 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1824 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-7757