Adam's Steak 'N Eggs is one of the few quirky breakfast joints lined along Hotel Circle that seem to mainly cater a split clientele of out of town business travelers and more casual local regulars on their way to work. Open from 6:30AM on weekdays, it's the breakfast half of the shared building and assumed same owner Albie's Beef Inn, live band karaoke eclectic dinner venue of sorts.
Judging by the exterior the Bavarian country bar meets American breakfast diner fusion inside can be unexpected. A nice collection of alcoholic drinks meant as classic hangover cures list the left half of the menu. Screw Drivers, the Ramos Fizz, of course your Bloody Mary, and even Milk Punch.
Their namesake Steak 'N Eggs not surprisingly is popular but sharing instead the Hamburger Steak 'N Eggs plate ($9) that happened to be more in the mood for. The gouge to the side I'm guessing was from the cook checking its doneness? There are less obtrusive methods but I guess only one absolutely sure way.
I know by now non-Japanese hamburger steaks (and Loco Moco's) aren't usually fillerized and not the fluffy Japanese Hambaagu that I've grown up to love. Instead with a completely different profile, it's the substantially beefy flavor experience an all-beef patty can only provide. Was cooked past the medium I had asked but definitely the better non-Japanese Hamburger Steaks I've tried to date, I consumed the entire finer ground top sirloin burger with only a dash of salt and occasional smidgen of tangy salsa provided.
The Hash Browns which they simply call "Potatoes" here are not the usual stringy cuts but more square and chunky like delicious fried potato confetti. Eggs were perfectly done Over Easy as asked and the tasty thick cut buttered Texas Toast how I wish all are everywhere. Haven't explored the rest of their menu too much but I remember their sausage links to be good, a nicely sagey skinned variety with a subtle snap.
Adam's Steak 'n Eggs, 1201 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA 92108