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My Sister’s Kitchen

Posted by MEZ 3 Oct 2011 7 Comments

My Sister’s Kitchen is located just past the intersection of highways 54 and 55. It’s in a bright red building now adorned with a mural of a tasty breakfast plate. Breakfast is a big draw for this spot, because it’s served all day, and it’s pretty affordable. There’s also free wireless. Inside, I was pleasantly surprised by the bright, cheery yellow of the dining room setup.

Service is either take out and order at the register or sit down and be waited on. Don’t bother looking up at the overhead menu—it’s not complete. The real menus are at the tables so grab one of those to see what My Sister’s Kitchen offers.

Pancakes, omelets, and various egg and meat combinations are on the menu for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, a short list of entrees includes some Caribbean jerk, chicken marsala, stuffed pork tenderloin, pasta and then straightforward sandwiches, hamburgers, and hot dogs. In other words, it’s a mix of cuisines. We dined in, and the only problem I found with My Sister’s Kitchen became noticeable right away—the same people work the take-out register as work the dine-in service, so service is slow if there’s anyone up at the counter, and there usually was. It wasn’t so slow to have annoyed me, though, but I’d be lax if I didn’t mention that two tables walked out while we were there, and the wait may have had to do with one of those. The other table seemed displeased with what looked like a delicious chili dog from my vantage point and left without even trying it, so I think that was unrelated.

Other than slow service, though, I saw no reason to complain. I was tempted by their pasta entrees, but ultimately, the pull of breakfast for lunch won out. I went with the breakfast burrito ($3.99).

Eggs, tomato, sausage and jalapenos filled in the tortilla, and a small cup of sour cream came on top. I loved the ingredient combination, but be forewarned if you don’t like spicy food—the menu lists green peppers, but they were definitely jalapenos.

My friend had the breakfast plate ($5.99).

They have small-dice home fries, which is a fun change from the larger chunks usually offered around here. No complaints other than wanting a little more butter, and it was satisfying food served simply.
Let us know if you try out their lunch and dinner options!

My Sister’s Kitchen
4716 NC Highway 55
Edge of Research Triangle Park, Durham
Breakfast: $1.99–$6.99
Lunch/Dinner: $4.99–$10.99

Reviewed 9.23.11.


  • Rosa S. Anderson said:

    This is a wonderful website, well done. You have a great location for your business. I am very impressed with how you are employing young adults in your operation, the learning is outstanding for them. And the food is wonderful with a down home setting with in your place, you feel like you are in your sister’s kitchen having a wonderful family conversation for your and her ears only. Great job!


  • Laura said:

    The link above led me to a godaddy website that listed various porn sites but NOT any info in my sisters kitchen. You might want to delete it. On another topic, can’t wait to try the restaurant.. The breakfast platter photo has my mouth watering already!


    MEZ replies on August 30th, 2012 at 2:52 am:

    Thanks! I’ll remove the link. It must have gone defunct, but I’m pretty sure the restaurant’s still cooking.


  • Ryann said:

    I visited this restaurant this pass saturday with my boyfriend. We were so excited to try this resturant out after hearung about it on the radio. I was so disspapointed as soon as I waled through the door! There was no greeter and we waited at the counter for about 2 minutes waiting for someone to wait on us. There were only 2 employee’s there at this time, one was our waiter who was not courteous at all and the other was the cook. It seemed as if the waiter had an attitude when he approached our table. The food was no where near great and I was so dissapointed becasue I was starving. Upon waiting for our food one family got up a left after not being waited on by anyone. I will not be visiting this place again!!!!!


  • RRG said:

    Yeah…We stopped there one afternoon, and had the same experience….the waitress acted like we were bothering them and the chicken and waffles consisted of some pre-packaged small wings over a generic waffle, it was really bad.


  • judas_escargot said:

    Agreed, the food here isn’t stellar. The wings are pretty hilarious. Have yet to find anything beyond basic breakfast stuff worth coming back for, and then you have to take into account that there are 3 breakfast joints within spitting distance to compete with. Not great odds for success, unfortunately..

    Although I will say that the folks working there always seemed nice enough–never once had an issue with poor service.


  • Durham_Mama said:

    I really enjoyed the shrimp & grits. Service was good and very friendly. The restaurant was nice, very clean. I enjoyed it and have suggested it to others. I’ll be back!


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