The challenge is always getting the ladies up and out the door before the morning is too far gone which I consider to be 8:30 am. Yana's is located at 119 Front Street in Swansboro along North Carolina's Crystal Coast.
I managed to get the family over to Swansboro by slightly after 9 am which worked out fine since the middle of the week during the last of October isn't exactly high season here at the beach. Getting to Yana's relatively early can be very important during the summer or even on the weekends during the winter. Last weekend we waited thirty minutes for a table on Sunday morning.
However, if you want a delicious breakfast, the wait is worth it. There are usually a couple of gift stores nearby that are open so it's fairly easy to entertain the ladies for a few minutes.
Since we were early for mid-week, we walked right in and had a choice of table or booth. Jana's is a little crowded, but it's also very efficient. The waitresses appear to really know what they are doing and all the food we've eaten has been very well prepared. The most recent trip, I had country ham and eggs with home fries and a biscuit. My wife, Glenda, had scrambled eggs and grits with a biscuit, and my oldest daughter, Erin, enjoyed a plate of pancakes with some country ham.
The meal was very reasonably priced. With three beverages and tax but before tip, the total was twenty three dollars and a little change. Jana's is definitely in the holiday mood with some great Halloween decorations, I'm told the ladies bathroom features a talking Elvis. Be sure not to miss that.
It's hard to fault a restaurant with delicious food where one of the town Cats, Morris, greets you just outside the door. Yana's is open for breakfast and lunch. Their menu is on line at this link. You can call them at (910) 326-5501.
After breakfast, we hit the Swansboro shops until I protested loudly enough to be allowed to go take a nap in the car.
When the ladies were done shopping we drove across the bridge from Cape Cateret/Cedar Point to Emerald Isle. Based on the number of boats anchored along the Inter Coastal Waterway, I believe the fish must be biting.
So if you haven't had a trip to the beach this year, now is a great time to come. The crowds and heat are gone. The fish and cool weather are here along with those of us who can't get enough of the beach.