Monday, June 20, 2011

11-Worth cafe

2419 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68105

(402) 346-6924
Open every day 6am to 3pm
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Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

After my recent trip to this Omaha favorite, I'm thinking a "People of 11-Worth" photo site might be a popular idea. Here in the waiting area you've got a group of College World Series bros enjoying the gratis coffee right alongside the Wal-Mart mutants; it's really a beautiful thing. These people obviously had one thing in common: They were hungry. And as the 11-Worth states on their website, they "have always made a point of giving large portions for the best possible value." Unfortunately, they should re-assess their concept of "value." The portions were indeed breathtaking, but who wants an overflowing plateful of crappy food? Take the Pork Tenderloin for instance. The first bite delivered a mouthful of thick breading that made the fatty in me go "mmm." Three bites in and I wondered if I ordered the Pork Tendon-loin by accident, judging by the Grade F meat. The Chicken Philly came on one of those rolls that tasted like it had a very long fake ingredients list. With the canned mushrooms, American cheese, and pathetic frozen French fries, even I couldn't get past the first half, which is really saying something.   

You might say we should have stuck to the breakfast. I'd say join the VIP club for 15% off your bill, and go anytime you feel like asking yourself why you didn't go to Leo's, or nearly anywhere else in this town. 
Chicken Philly with French Fries


  1. first of all, why would you order a chicken philly here??? makes no sense at all. stick with the breakfast items. the 2x2x2 is never disappointing. 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon or sausage and 2 pieces of toast. also, their biscuits & gravy are heavenly. nice and thick gravy. the breakfast burrito is a definite filler as well.

    it's best to go sunday morning for the real entertainment here.

  2. I once saw a customer come in the door with what looked like a stab wound to his forehead. It can be that kind of place. The food is "quantity counts more than quality" but the breakfasts are pretty dinerlicious.