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Asiago’s Skillet

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Experience Breakfast Awesomeness at Asiago's Skillet in Fort Walton Beach
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Kick off the perfect day in Fort Walton Beach with a visit to Asiago's Skillet. There, you'll find a variety of breakfast favorites served in sizable portions, as well as numerous hot sauce options and a beloved bloody Mary bar.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

An amazing day in Fort Walton Beach begins with a hearty breakfast and plenty of caffeine. You’ll find both essentials in abundant supply at Asiago’s Skillet, which offers a variety of classic breakfast dishes designed to get both tourists and locals off to a great start in the morning. 

As the restaurant’s name suggests, skillet meals are a clear area of emphasis. The diverse selection includes breakfast entrees with everything from sirloin steak to a seafood medley. All the usual breakfast favorites are also represented, including omelets, pancakes, and French toast. Other options include hearty breakfast bowls, burritos, and sandwiches. Regardless of what you order, you can take advantage of the many varieties of hot sauce available right at your table and at the specially designed hot sauce bar. 

A cup of Joe served at this breakfast joint will not match up to that offered at specialty shops, but it’s hot and caffeinated enough to complete a satisfying breakfast. Otherwise, feel free to order orange juice, which replaces typical ice with cubes made from frozen juice. This keeps the beverage perfectly sweet, as it’s not watered down when the cubes inevitably melt.

Asiago’s also serves multiple alcoholic options to get your day off to an especially fun start. Visitors are fond of the mimosas, but the bloody Mary bar is even more popular, as it provides the exciting opportunity to craft your drink exactly as you see fit.

While many visitors make a point of arriving at Asiago’s Skillet as early as possible to avoid crowds, the restaurant tends to be busy regardless of the time. Thankfully, service is prompt enough to keep most waits reasonable. The servers may be consistently busy, but you can expect your meal to be served with a smile.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Shrimp & Grits Skillet
This breakfast has a uniquely Emerald Coast feel. Its delightfully cheesy grits are topped with the restaurant’s signature asiago cheese, plus shrimp and eggs.

Crab Cake Benny
Another great option for seafood enthusiasts, this version of eggs benedict features potato cakes topped with delectable crab cakes and, of course, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce.

Healthy Choice Omelet
The top entrees at Asiago’s Skillet may be loaded with calories, but it’s possible to watch your diet without compromise. This healthy option provides plenty of protein via egg whites, as well as spinach, tomatoes, and onion. A cup of fresh fruit is served on the side.

Banana Foster French Toast
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this heavenly take on French toast, which can be difficult to find elsewhere. Topped with plenty of bananas and pecans, it will have you craving more even after you’ve polished off a sizable serving.

Asiago’s Big Breakfast Bowl
If you arrive with a huge appetite, give this breakfast bowl a try. It features a blend of potatoes, eggs, bacon, and sausage served in a toasted bread bowl. Asiago and cheddar cheese toppings complete the meal. 

As you prepare for an eventful day in Fort Walton Beach, stop by Asiago’s Skillet for the eggs, pancakes, or other essentials needed to fuel your activities. Your breakfast will be delicious enough to make you crave a return trip — and to help you realize why this restaurant is so consistently busy.

Insider Tips:
– The homestyle potatoes served at Asiago’s are amazing on their own, but you can up the ante by saying “Shipwreck my potatoes,” as you order. This code will ensure that your potatoes arrive topped with bacon, cheese, sauteed onions, and gravy.
– Take care when parking. Not only is the lot small and nearly always full, a sign cautions that you can be towed if you accidentally park in the wrong spot. A general lack of sidewalks may make walking seem less than desirable, but some people staying nearby are willing to brave the heat and the roads to avoid the hassle of parking.