3028 Clairmont Ave. (Southside/Forest Park/Lakeview area), 254-9780
162 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, 941-9994
Darryl Whitfield, who took over the original Bogue's on Clairmont Ave. in 2006, owned Southside Cafe for 14 years before closing it to take over Bogue's. The restaurant still bears the name of the Birmingham family that founded it in 1938. Known for years for its homestyle breakfast, especially its blueberry pancakes, this diner-style restaurant also serves a meat-and-three lunch. Featured for "best breakfast" in "Where the Locals Eat." A January 2008 review in City Scene of the new Homewood location praised the homemade, fluffy biscuits, "perfectly fried" bacon, crispy hash brown potatoes, and the Yankee omelet for breakfast, but said the side serving of gravy was too small for the price. The steam-table-style lunch got high marks for country fried steak, boneless grilled chicken breast and carrot cake.