34220 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights; 586-939-1370
44945 Morley Dr., Clinton Twp.; 586-465-5514
58884 Van Dyke Rd., Washington; 586-677-4135; thepantryrestaurant.com
Whether you're breakfasting or brunching, Macombers agree, the Pantry is the place to go. A successful mini-chain that's been catering to locals for years with the usual eggs, waffles and pancakes, the Pantry also offers some delicious surprises, including fresh fruit crêpes, a prime-rib steak Caesar salad, and out-of-this-world baked apple pancakes that look like little deep-dish pizzas and have customers lining up out the door on weekends.