Did anyone get a chance to visit Belisle's on Harbor and Chapman before it was (tragically) closed over a decade ago?
For those who never got the chance, this place was a food-lover's dream. Opened right around the time Disneyland opened, the place was famous for its ridiculously immense portions. If you were dieting in any way, shape, or form...this restaurant was verboten!
If, like me, you were young and thin and didnt care about watching your weight, Belisle's was a dream. I visited most often for breakfast, and one rare time for dinner. The omelettes were the size of doormats, the desserts were gargantuan whipped-cream dreams.
I still remember my first visit with a couple of friends in the 90's. We showed up for breakfast on a sun-drenched Sunday on the suggestion of one of them in particular who had visited before. It was stupidly excessive. We started out with biscuits the size of CD's (width, not height) and then our entrees were brought. The pancakes should've had their own gravity pull. Omelettes that would choke a Florida gator. Then, someone decided to suggest a friggin banana split for "dessert".
The drive home was slow and PAINFUL....we could feel every bump we drove over. I must have visited again at least a dozen time before its departure.
Replaced by an OUTBACK???? Bleh...give me a break. I miss this place like no other.